allmyvinyl (11005) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2017 Leighton (22304) - London, Greater London, - OCT 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Hamilton Hall, JDW, London. Pours perfectly clear, yellow-gold with a wimpy, white cream head. Very light toasty grain aroma. Light to medium sweet flavor, dry grains, mild toasty grass, leaves, dry orange rind. Light to medium in body with fine, soft carbonation. Faint toasty grain malt finish with a bit of toasty grass and leaf bitterness, very faint nuts, some vague, aged citrus fruits. Not terrible, but wholly uninspiring.
Cask at the Caley Picture House. Pours clear pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of fresh hops, light lemon. Taste is bitter, green plant stalks and grapefruit pith. Bitter finish. Martin243 (1222) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Pints at the Tilley Stone Gateshead. Bright gold white head. Muted cereal and citrus aroma and flavours as if it doesn’t want to offend. Light body, thin palate. Pleasant, amenable, drinkable easy quaffer. Stuu666 (14814) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2017
Cask at the caley picture house. Pours clear golden, nose is floral, lemon, taste is sweet, bitter, grassy, lemon. BeardedAvenger (1121) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2016
Cask at White Hart, Tongham. A vague hay/cereals aroma. Bright gold. White head, decent size but cobwebbed. Sweet with a bitter streak. Grapefruit, some hops, a hint of honey. Good body for a golden. Soft mouthful. Very drinkable. The_Osprey (9126) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2016
Cask HP at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as Stonehenge Danish Dynamite, 5.0%, old school pump clip. First thing to note is that it is definitely not a golden ale as currently stated on RB. It’s a very dark amber orange or brown, still with a tan cap. Aroma is quite airy and light, nutty, bread. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is toffeeish malt, some malt loaf, rye bread with fruits, toasted nuts, resinous finish. Quite clean tasting yet flavourful enough to be pleasant and moreish. Quite decent. Comes across like a ’special’ in the traditional sense. You don’t get many beers like this around these days.
Post-rate note. Seems like others drank a golden ale. So what am I drinking? definitely came from the pump labelled. Worth trying, whatever it is.
BlackHaddock (7672) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2016
Cask pint in Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, Oakengates Shropshire on 30th March 2016. Yet again a golden brew with a citrus based flavour and aroma: not as pronounced as some, but still along the same lines. This was OK, but as I am always saying " I am fed up with this style and type of beer". Scored kindly and objectively. mr_h (5942) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2016
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled, Society Room, Glasgow, sour citrus aroma, golden with a thin white head and negligible lacing, some resin and lemon, bittersweet, oily. Cunningham (8382) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2016
Not much dynamite here. More an insult….Don2711 (493) - - FEB 24, 2016
Golden color with a white head. Moderate aroma. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Malty and a bit fruity flavor. Dull stuff.
[Handpull at Banker’s Draft (Wetherspoon) in Bedford, England]
Pale golden ale. Mildly hoppy with some citrus flavours. Good strength and well balanced on palate. Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Cask at The Water House (JDW), Durham, £2.25/pint.
Good-looking pale golden pour with a small, smooth, white head. The aroma is mild but pleasant with sweet, lightly perfumed floral and mildly fruity tones. Soft, sweet, pale malts front up the taste, pretty well balanced with some lightly grassy, crisp, dry hop flavours too. Decent strong golden ale.