Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Fox and Duck, Sheffield. Pours a pale gold with a tight, pillowy white head (thanks to the sparkler). Aroma is biscuity, citrus, and very light spicy hops. Flavors are biscuity, bready, citrus (grapefruit and lemon) and a little bubblegummy. Finishes dry.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Turf Tavern. Shiny gold, thick luscious layer of frosting-dense white head. Fresh grass aroma, orange peel. Delicate, friendly. Tastes of gentle rose esters, very soft hops, very soft lemony malt. Nothing wrong with this, just soft to the point of being kind of vague.
blankboy (6263) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn, Castleton, Derbyshire. Pours a clear pale gold with an average size lasting creamy white head. Somewhat mild aroma of resiny hops. Nice flavour of resiny hops, lightly spices and some citrus fruit. Medium bodied. Good stuff, I quite enjoyed this.
Gethinbeer (2203) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2010 Pint on tap in the Vine, Sheffield. Pale golden in appearance. Thin head. Mild flavour. Subtle hint of citrus fruit. Extremely easy to drink, little more flavour would be grand. August 2010. Clear and very pale golden yellow. Thin white head. Thin texture. Again extremely easy to drink. Citrus hop flavour. Lacks body. Would make a great session beer.
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Quorn Fest 07. Light gold with minimal head. Aromas are biscuit and lemon with tropical fruit. Hoppy with some spices. Flavours are soft lemon with good bitterness. Biscuit malts with hints of salt. Bitter and dry on the finish.
Rune (8484) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Half pint on gravity at London Drinker 08. No head. Straw-yellow body. Mild hoppy smell. Taste of rather tang fruity hops. Soft palate (12.03.2008).
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Pours a golden amber beer. nose is hoppy and fruity with notes of grapefruit. Taste is citrus with some floral elements. Not much malt here. Body is a bit thin for my tastes, overall a good effort to recreate an American style ale.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Lion Inn, New Basford, Nottingham. A pale beer with a floral aroma, Moonshine has a dry, slightly grassy, citrus flavour. It’s perfectly enjoyable without being as memorable as Absolution from the same brewery.
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft 281107. Fresh hoppy nose. Pours pale gold with a fluffy white head. The flavour is rich and fruity with some citrus and leads into a long hoppy finish. A great beer, and a worthy one for my 600th rating.
downender (6523) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol 28/1/08. Gold coloured with a slight white head. Some grassy hops and sweetness in the aroma. Slightly thin mouth feel with a touch of sweet malt and a short hoppy finish. An ok golden ale.