gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent blonde pint, white head with good fruity/spiced hops, and a mild bitter finish. Not much else in there. Drinkable though.
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - AUG 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good in taste and shape. It was good in head and nice golden semi clouded features. Had it ahd GBBF 2008.
wyzzywyz22 (2094) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask, Hillsborough Hotel, Sheffield.
This clicked very nicely. Wanted another straight away, which is always a good sign !! The elements of citrus and hops operate in unison extremely well to give an eminently glaggable golden ale.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask in Bon Accord, im guessing this was in bad shape. Grassy and cellar note in aroma. Taste is similarly oxidised and rawly bitter.
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull at the Rotherham Oakwood Beer Festival. Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma is malt/tobacco and a little earthy. Flavors are fairly hop-dominated, so fairly bitter, earthy, fruity, grassy/vegetal.
cgarvieuk (16800) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask Aberdeen Beer festival 07 ... bright yellow ... light hop ... very bright light anf fruity... with bitter hop linger.
harrisoni (14856) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity at Kent BF, Canterbury. Gold/copper with lasting white head. I rather like this, nice malt/hop balance, decent hop on end. Really enormously drinkable.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate:
Gravicask at Kent Beer Festival. Golden brown colour. Hoppy tobacco nose. Bitter hop flavour with a dusty and dry finish. *yawns*
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A golden coloured beer with a loose white head and some lacing. The aroma is malty and a bit biscuity. The taste is malty and nutty. There is some citricity, but also a tiny amount of diacetyl. Quite ordinary for Acorn, which is an excellent brewery.Score 3.3
Subsequent rating scored 3.1. Average becomes 3.2
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity, Far From The Madding Crowd, Oxford. Copper, small but sticky scum of soapy white. Soft farmy buttery hops, pear and blackberry esters. Fresh minty hop flavor, soft bell-toned malt, a touch of lingering bitterness. There is nothing aggressive or bombastic about this beer, but it is such a good example of all the subtle charm of a proper British beer, brewed carefully, served well. All components working together, just like they have been doing it for centuries. (And of course they have...)