harrisoni (12066) - Ashford, Kent, - AUG 18, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF 2006. Yellow, gold with thin white head. Odd aroma with some citrus. Juicy malt in nice. Bit too sweet and not enough hop to balance.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden bronze colour. The aroma is a bit fruity. The taste is toasty-caramel malt background, fruity yeast (apple, berry) and some earthy hop bitterness. Another winner from Abbey Ales.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Star Inn, Bath. Rich golden color. Scant lace. Fruity aroma is lychee meets hops. Summer ale. Soft mouthfeel. Really herbal and floral. Some heather and chrysanthemum. Balanced, nice, I’d call it a summer ale.
imdownthepub (9159) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at The Couer de Lion, Bath. Gold with white head. Quite thinnish for a premium bitter, but still bitter enough with a soft fruitiness. Fairly crisp, but perhaps a little unbalanced. Average.
downender (5610) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Volunteer Rifleman’s Arms, Bath 11/08/08. Pleasant enough strong bitter, with plenty of red fruit in the aroma and flavour, some caramel and a short dry finish. Drinkable.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 02/08/2006
Some fruit aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and fruity with some alcohol present. Crisp and slightly dry malt finish.
omhper (18320) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Cask at GBBF] Deep golden. Dominated by butterscotch, but also has notesof strawberry. Sweet and somewhat fruity with medium body. More caramel than bitterness in the finish.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Star, Bath. Fortunate to pick up both the Black Friar and the White Friar in the same session as they are not normally made at the same time. The colour is closer to amber than gold. Plenty of aromatic hops here. More pronounced on the palate than on the nose. Very fresh and clean. Smooth mouthfeel. Maybe a touch soft but a pretty good beer.