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 2.5tommann (3941) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2013
Subsequent rating scored 2.1. Average becomes 2.3
500ml bottle. Pours gold with a medium head. Aroma is zesty lemon with some biscuit and a touch of soap. Taste has light citrus to start and a gassy straw malt finish. Hanoi (974) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2013
Nose is herbal and honey which fades quickly. Taste is light, cereal slight caramel and pronounced herbal. Finish is a tacky, bitter lemon with slight metallic note.
It’s a passable session beer with a poor finish. The school boy name and bottle design is obnoxious. Pizd (435) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
(Bottle): Pours a clear pale gold with a medium white head that lasts. Lots of hops, citrus and fruits in the aroma. Hoppy taste with a sweet, fruity base. Mouthfeel is silky but lively carbonation on the tongue. Lovely, refreshing, drinkable beer. johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
Bottle. Blonde and very clear.Lovely hoppy flavour with some citrus thrown in. Plenty of body considering its relatively low strength. Far better than I anticipated.
graham_murphy (701) - - APR 8, 2013
A very light ale with hints of flowers and lemon. Almost like a lager with flavour. Not one I’d get excitede about but it does go down easily. BlackHaddock (7672) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
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. SilkTork (5853) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
500ml brown bottle from Morrisons. Largerish beer. Dryish. Caramel and vanilla. Some soapy lemony hops that don’t sit well with the malt. Not great, but drinkable. scotty (1223) - SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2013
Good looking blonde, clean golden colour, finger thick white head, leaving a light lace. Little on the nose, nicely hopped palate with loads of tropical fruit flavours, some hints of malt in the background. Lightish and easy drinking stuff, a session brew! Morrisons. zacgillbanks (5506) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle from Morrisons, Chester-le-Street. Golden coloured with a sweet citrus and malty flavour, toffee notes with a bitter, hoppy finish.