Wezzielad (30) - Ilkley, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2017 paintyouup824 (13) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am a firm lover of brown ales and this one I felt was good in flavor but lacked in other areas. When first pouring this beer the head (at least with this particular bottle) was none existent. It was very small too not really there at all and was fully diminishing. It has a very bold brown color to the beer and tiny but not as lively as I would like to see with its bubbles and fizz. The bubbles just stayed more at the bottom of the glass. The aroma was nice but not long lasting. It had a heavy malt aroma with that grainy sense to it. It in a way almost smelled a bit like wine in a way. When tasting it that malty aroma delivers with a heavy malt flavor with a light bitterness. That bitterness lasts and is present at the end the drink. A hint of smokiness was also detected in the beer. The beer on the palate had a light body and a dry texture. The carbonation was light and with a surprisingly chalky finish. I did like the flavor of this beer, but the aroma, appearance, and palate was sacrificed for it.
Bread, Hoppy smell. It has a typical copper bitter kind of taste. Quite a bready/yeasty, taste, It almost tastes a bit like Marmite Quite a non descript taste really. Not bad, quite strong in percentage but has the taste of a session type beer. Not bad but probably not one i’d rush back to it. BeardedAvenger (787) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Quickly getting through thirds of beers I’ve been gifted and are taking up room. Bread and hay, some floral elements, dough. Bright gold, impressively so. Thin creamy white head. Some sweetness before it gets bitter. A hint of citrus. Malty base. Medium bodied. Slick. Soft carbonation. Long astringent finish. Fair enough. An OK gold. miniash891989 (78) - - MAY 25, 2017
Drunk at the fishery inn Hemel Hempstead from draft. Copper coloured no head, fairly weak tasting not much to it.
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At Red Lion. Yay! A non-skunked one. Such a cool bottle, but unfortunately green. Anyway, nice stuff, full body and flavor for a golden ale. Malty with fruity yeast. Serving: Bottle vinivini (2382) - Gomel, BELARUS - APR 8, 2017
Hazy golden, moderate off-white head. Stays. Thick lacing. Aroma: big biscuity malts, floral & spicy hops. Some butterscotch. Medium body. Semidry flavour with lots of malts and hops. Medium bitterness. Rather decent.
kermis (13256) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2017
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Cask at Hoop and Grapes. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of light fruits, dough, malt and light citrus. Flavour is above light sweet and moderate bitter. Above light bodied with very soft carbonation. Stuu666 (13390) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Bottle at pauls. Pours clear golden, nose is floral, toffee, taste is sweet, toffee, floral rusos (749) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle. Clear golden colour, no head. Aroma is hops, sligthly oxidized, floral, some malts. Moderate bitterness in the taste, vegetal hops, grainy maltiness. Bitter aftertaste. Overall not Bad, but nothing special. mudfly (85) - - JAN 27, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2017 Bottiglia 50cl. Colore dorato carico con poca schiuma bianca. Allaccio al bicchiere. Luppolo e sentori erbaceo, in bocca inizialmente dolce ma con finale amaro. john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Cask Pint – JDW Fest Autumn 2011 in Oct 2011 - Golden in colour. Hoppy; grassy and spicy hops. Fruity; citrus. Malty; sweet malts, caramel. OK. Drinkable. (2011-10-20)