Pale lemony gold color, glowing and semi clouded with a bunch of activity within. Medium capping of white foam thats compactly firm and kinda fluffy. A few splotchy strings of lace are stuck about.
Very nice aroma of blooming fresh bubble gum right out of the wrapper mixing with a pleasing floral touch and slight banana and clove spice.
Taste is a bit bland however, the sweetness I was hoping to find isn't there in enough strength as its a pale display of yeasty playing dryness over the bubble gummy floralness. Actually, the bubble gum sweetness is at the lips when first taken in, but falls away as it enters the palate only to return ghostly in a weakened spicy finish. Once it settles in, its a plain attachment of grains and dryishness from yeasty actives. Rounds off a bit towrds the end with some banana mixing in and the return of pink bubble gum. This somehow falls short for me, even though I like it.
Perhaps the mouthfeel has something to do with it, as its a bit roughened and scratchy in areas with a yeasty carbonation texture that doesn't bold well for my palate. The sweetness underneath helps play it through as it finishes with a slight spice pulling late with light dry hops and some clove.
A tough one to put numbers to, but overall, something just wasn't doing it for me, I needed something more, what that is, I'm unsure. This is drinkable enough however - a decent standard of ale for a quick enjoyment, but quite possibly a bit boring beyond one or two.