Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clinging lace, clear golden, more fizzy/carbonated than most English ales from cask. The American hops proclaimed by the badge didn’t make much of an impression--I wonder why? Other factors suppress them? (cask, Far from the Madding Crowd, Oxford)
tommann (2429) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Waggon and Horses, Halesowen. Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma is bitter orange squash. Taste has candied fruit to start with a bitter hoppy orange finish. Lingering bitter aftertaste. A little watery.
DruncanVeasey (6800) - NUNEATON, Top 5, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull, Octo’s birthday crawl, The Slug, Leicester, 30/06/12. Bright gold and moussey with lacework all the way. Some toilet rug and old flannel on the nose with good lemon zest hop and ganja leafiness. Solid malt foundations zested with orange; husky linger, drying finish. Not bad.
downender (5830) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 23/06/2012. Deep gold with a slight white head. Citrus hop aroma with some fruity sweetness. Solid malt flavours, with more fruit, a whiff of pine and dryish finish. Enjoyable.
maeib (8275) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Devonshire Cat Sheffield 21/06/12. A golden beer with a whitish head and lace. Good fruity hops in this. Nice length of flavour. Tropical fruit notes. Interesting tastes. A bit like warm fruits. Quite nice.
Beersiveknown (2375) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Seven Stars, Bristol
Mid amber, smooth body, low carbonation, some English hop spiciness and biscuit malt. Belies its strength.
imdownthepub (9443) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Gold to amber with white head. Full tasting, hoppy, dry, bitter, some citrus, grapefruit, lemon, drying on the palate. Crisp and reasonably lasting. Pretty decent.
Fin (6884) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpump at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford 22.06.12 Pours light amber with a wispy white head. Good bittersweet balance as usual from Acorn with their hoppy beers. Very nice, the bitterness leaves a furry trail across the tongue. Some citrus rushong through, tangy and lipsmackingly good. A6 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.6
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a dark golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma of lemon, pine, caramel and grass. Similar flavours and nicely bitter with moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Lovely.
jfb (3416) - GERMANY - JUN 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draught) pours a clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of grass and herbal hops, grainy pale malts and a hint of nettles. flavour is mostly the same, slightly astringent grainy malts and a bitter earwax finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.