SarkyNorthener (1862) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask@moonunderwater, wolverhampton. Medium to dark amber,medium head good lacing. Medium strength grapefruit aroma. Taste is of grapefruit blended with a good level of bitterness. Very smooth on the palate. This is an excellent beer. A little more hops and abv could make it phenominal.
daveC1964 (1) - - OCT 29, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At long last a Beer I can drink all night that actually tastes of beer. Thank you Adnams. I understand this is exclusive to Wetherspoons, shame!
sic1314 (3217) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a clear reddish brown. Aroma of caramel malt. A bit boring, just a standard weak bitter really.
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ JDW Inverness and the Standing Order Edinburgh 261012
Orange amber, clear, large dense white head with good lacing
Aroma - Big hoppy nose for the abv, citrus hops, grapefruit, nice piney hops
Taste - Bitter citrus piney hops, light pale malt background, piney grapefruit, nice bitterness, malt hop balance just right here
Palate - soft carb, light body bit of little oily. Finish - lingering bitter piney hops, citrus and a touch of grassy hop, not over bitter
Overall - This was really good - no surprise it was made at Adnams,..I had to have more this that evening before its gone
leaparsons (8037) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Amber with a fluffy cream foam. Aromas are nutty and spicy with white grape and melon. Toasted malts with apricot jam and lemon. Flavours are biscuit malts with nutty notes and low, woody pine. Grapefruit and lemon bitterness with floral aspects. Background grape and melon with a peppery palate. Very tasty for its modest strength.
RichTheVillan (2748) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at JDW Briar Rose part Autumn 2012 beer fest; pour clear amber really taste the American hops. Piney lemon fresh taste definitely up there with Jarl as a hoppy sessionable low ABV beer.
Scopey (6713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Archibald Simpson’s. It pours clear amber, with a medium off-white head. The nose is pine, earth, zesty citrus fruit and malt backbone. The taste is fresh pine, resinous hops, bitter citrus, earth, leather and subtle spice, with an assertive bitter finish. Med body and soft carbonation. A flavoursome and well-balanced session ale. Great stuff.
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2012 cask at Sorder ... amber ... thin white head ... soft dry zezty hop nose ... dry zezty woody hop (less intense nanny state) mellow roast ... quite balanced ...
tk2 next day ... yeah that nanny hop 3.6
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hand pulled cask at the Moon under Water (JDW ) Watford. Amber gold with a lively white head. A cracking half IPA with lovely piney hops in aroma and flavour. Adnams are a welcome addition to Spoons guest festival brewer plants. They have given Avery full reign to clog their kettles and casks with decent hops. I wonder how this might have tasted if brewed at Marstons?
jackl (4567) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ The Angel. The pour’s a deep golden amber color with a medium white head. The nose is of light pineapple, mild tropical fruits and honey. Some funky armpit. The taste is more light pineapple, golden apple, some skunky hops and light resinous grass. Light bitter finish. Smooth, very drinkable. Overall, a pretty impressive golden ale. Quite flavorful. An early front-runner for beer of the JDW festival...