harrisoni (19738) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle from Morrisons drank at home. Clear gold lasting thin white head. Much like the Titanic golden ale before. Slightly citrusy, clean slightly bitter golden ale. It’s fine. Drinkable enough and almost completely indistinguishable from the Titanic before this one. Bizarre. Fine though and happy to drink it. imdownthepub (15656) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottled, 500ml from Morrison’s in Banbury. Gold with short white head. Sweet, thin beer with a corn like, grainy perhaps, note. There is a frutiy sucrose note in the background. Just ok. Stuu666 (15536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2016
Bottle at ash’s. Pours clear amber, nose is musty toffee, herbal, taste is light fruit, sweet, chewy toffee. Desverger (14060) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2017 Bottle from Morrisons, shared at home - golden pour with white head. Sweet pale bready malty, with some light lemon citrus fruity notes, straw, hay, medium to light body, medium carbonation, bitter hoppy close. ManVsBeer (11499) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle from Asda, Manchester. Golden amber with a thin head. Fruity throughout with a pleasant light citrus character to this with orange flavours evident.
allmyvinyl (11321) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2016
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb and Stuu666. Pours clear golden with a thick white head. Aromas of honey and lemon. Taste is bitter orange. I guess "packed full of Amarillo hops" is a relative thing. Sweet finish. leaparsons (10913) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Golden with an off white head. Aromas are grain and pepper with light lemon. Herbal with hints of caramel and dusty notes. Flavours are dry grain with light yet sharp lemon. Heavily carbonated with a toasted backbone. Fairly tasty for it’s strength. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 Bottled 22/06/13. A golden beer with a whitish head and lace. A bit fusty farty in the nose with obvious pasteurized notes. A hint of lemony hopping in the mouth but again the cardboardy notes kill the flavours. Score 2.5BlackHaddock (8095) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Subsequent rating scored 2.1. Average becomes 2.3
500ml bottle: best before the end of Oct 2013, poured into an ’Old Speckled Hen’ pint vase on 16 Mar 2013.
It looked fine: light amber, almost lager-like in its clarity, on top a smooth head of white foam. Rising carbonisation bubbles could clearly be seen throughout the tasting and the head left some lacing as the beer level sank.
Hops rule the nose: citrusy and spicy, floral notes too.
The taste is a little to lemony/citrusy for me, with slight biscuity/toffee flavours: a lemon tart feel to the brew maybe. Refreshing but not my sort of thing.
Body depth is Ok for a 3.8% brew and it is easy to drink, but I’m a malts man and this doesn’t do it for me. I’ve complained and bleeted about citrusy golden brews in the UK for a couple of years now: this one is towards the upper end of my liking, the semi-sweet undertones have saved it from a crappy score. mike_77 (7370) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2012
Hazy blond colour. Citrusy hop aroma. Has a nice citrus flavour but lacks depth and body, is a bit watery.