DruncanVeasey (8261) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle from The Wine cellars. Filmy gold propping up a fast subsiding white head. Aroma of grass cuttings on a old rusty rake...lime jelly, some botanical hints and bramley apple pie filling leaking through. First impression; fizzing, watery, not much happening. Second impression; better, with some discreet soapy pine and Noble hop interest. Dunked biscuit finish, some peanut, sprinkle of sherbet. A bit tedious. AshtonMcCobb (6755) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2011 Pours a cloudy amber this time. It’s more toffee-ish this time on both the nose and taste. Also, the overall experience is greater than the sum of the parts.
Original rating 28/03/11 5/3/5/3/12
33cl bottle. Golden with a hint of orange, it pours a nice head which hangs around a bit. The nose is oaty with a hint of pine or grass in the background. The taste is of more porridge oats, with little bit of grassy hops on the end. Good palate - substantial body which cleans nicely but not too bitter. Overall, a very enjoyable and sessionable beer if not one that blows you away. Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bright yellow, clear w/ some steady bubbles.
not much on the nose. smells like a lager. slightly sweet and slightly malty.
med body and slightly fizzy.
Tastes like a lager but with a slight burnt cereal taste. interesting but not my favourite from Stewarts. chriso (7583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense) at GBBF, day 4 on 4 August 2006. Attractive bronze / copper / ginger colour - not exactly gold. Very fruity but not without grip on the palate. Quite pleasant.
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
From bottle. Bright, clear golden colour with plenty of bubbles providing a good head that lasts. Sweet fruity aroma with caramel notes. Excellent flavour sweet and citrusy to begin with leading to a tasty bitterness that is satisfying. Overall an interesting ale that punched well above it’s weight for me.
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2010
[cask at the Baillie, St Stephen Street, Edinburgh] Probably the pick of the Stewart beers, a fantastic hoppy golden ale on cask, and pretty good in the bottle. As the name implies it pours a mellow golden colour with a decent head (thanks to the sparkler). Lovely aromas of grapefruit and other citrus from the Tettnang hops. On the palate, hoppy and fruity, with a rising bitterness that leads into a very nice dry finish. Rivals Cairngorm Trade Winds in the Scottish Session Stakes, although loses out overall  Oakes (18167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
@ Barony Bar. Golden-brown colour. Pale malt on the nose and palate. Smooth, sweet, actually kind of bland. Very sraightforward brew. Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2010
cask @ Baroney, Edinburgh. Dark gold with sparkler head. Some farmy and socky hops in the aroma smell stale. Also some white flesh fruit. Soft palate. Has some peach tea flavors; the herbal bitterness adds balance, but is a boring beer. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2010
cask at Guildford Arms - Pours mostly clear golden with a bready malt aroma and taste. It’s a light, easy going brew with a bit of hops. While it’s a damn sight better than drinking macro lagers, it’s an average brew at best. mr_h (5713) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2012 Golden ale served by hand pump at the Last Post, Paisley on Friday 28 May 2010 - sweet tasting ale with a very pleasant citrus aftertaste.