BlackHaddock (4270) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half-pint, cask: Station Hotel, Oakengates on 21st Jan 2015. Clear golden blonde with a thin white head. Nose was fruity with semi-sweet maltiness within the aroma. The taste was also fruity in nature and fairly sweet. Dry finish to the semi-sweet flavoured brew.
BeerViking (2772) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Magpie, golden with a thin head and a light honey, citrus and floral nose. Texture is lightly syrupy and fruity, yet also dry, warming and mildly spicy-bitter. Very nice.
Theydon_Bois (10378) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Victoria Inn, Ruggers, 12/03/14.
Clear blonde with a moderate white covering.
Nose is bitter citric fruit, straw, orchard aromas, tangerine, light spice, faint bread dough.
Taste comprises tangy fruits, bitter orange, straw, light yeast notes, corriander, lemon rind.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close.
wimpyjoe (4691) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Puzzle Hall Inn. Golden with a creamy head. Has a full fruitiness, plenty of tropics evident with peach and apricot abundant amongst the hoppiness.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned handpump Wig & Pen Northampton 20/12/12. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. Nouveau hopping. New Zealand stuff. Good gooseberry flavours. Fresh and clean. Pale malts. Tasty but why is it called Winter?
leaparsons (8401) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Criterion, Leicester. Hazy golden with a white foam. Aromas are grain with low grapefruit and lemon. Leafy with light citrus rind and herbal, grassy notes. Yeasty with trace banana. Flavours are biscuit malts with mellow lemon and pepper. Spicy with a dry finish. Pretty decent.
cgarvieuk (15388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at cloisters ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft dry musty lemon hop nose ... bitter loral orange hop ... big zezty orange
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Handpump at the Tavern, Warrington 29/12/2010
Hoppy aroma. Small white head. Clear golden coloured hoppy and citrus flavoured with a hint of bitterness and dryness in a creamy malt finish.
DruncanVeasey (7322) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask handpull, The Crown, Nuneaton. Orange gold looks, foamy white top. Sexy armpit and mango aroma. Drinks like breakfast juice; grapefruit and mandarin, lime over a solid sweet malt cashew base. Near perfect pre-match entertainment..
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Green Man, Stamford, Lincolnshire. Pale gold. Aroma is citric, mainly grapefruit. Gentle, non-threatening grapefruit taste. Some bitterness. Easy drinking ale, though one dimensional. Incidentally what exactly makes it wintery?