Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the Haymarket. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair white head that dies away quite quickly. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, lemon, yeast and grassy hops. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Mild bitterness and a nice dry finish. Lingering yeast and orange again. Tasty.
mr_h (2862) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - golden ale with a thick off-white head and slight haze, citrus hop aroma, lemon and grapefruit flavour with a prolonged bitter citrus aftertaste, thin body
JorgeLee (1189) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in the Windsor Castle, W8. A middle amber/copper coloured bitter, this is a light bodied ale with some summer session potential. Definitely a different hopping than the rest of the Adnams stable, with more of a citric feel, but it was a little more peach or mandarin than the promised grapefruit, and it felt a little artificially sweet to me, missing the real juicy potential of these hops. Decent enough for a change.
trapped (783) - New York City, TURKEY - JUN 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted cask at Bucks Head, Camden, London on 18 May 2012. Rich yellow color with smallish white foamy head, low carbonation, hoppy taste, medium finish. Nice ale.
BlackHaddock (3763) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
August Bank Holiday 2006, Sole Bay Inn, across the green from the brewery. Served in the new Adnams, tall pint glass (don’t like them).
Paler than the normal bitter, but a lot darker than Regatta, a kind of light brown, with a rusty blonde thrown in. It looks good.
Aroma of malt and fruits, but the table next to me have fish and chips delivered (good but expensive), so unable to assertain which fruits were coming to the fore!
Good bitter taste and after taste, better than some 4.3% I could mention. Not heavy to the mouth, but there is body to it, I drank it in large gulps, I would have had another, but I was on a mission, so couldn’t.
Reading a few of the other reviews, it would appear some were disappointed, that is a shame, because drinking it in Southwold is a joy. I just hope the unimpressed get another chance to try it, and it is more true to its normal self.
Martin243 (770) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at the Bucks Head in Camden, London. Golden yellow with a dense white head. Grapefruit and cinder toffee in the aroma, and the grapefruit is the predominant flavour. Soft carbonation, and creamy mouth feel. A great refresher after trolling round Camden Market. I considered adding the pub to places, but it only had three fairly common real ales. However judging by this, they keep a good pint, and the sandwiches were nice too. Pity about the barmaid with the memory of a goldfish though.
worldbeertaste (1636) - AUSTRIA - APR 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light golden yellow with a light orange tint abd a thin frothy white head. Smells of malt, corn, citrus hops and a light biscuit. Medium, thin slightly frothy body. Taste of sweet corn, caramel and fruit with a sourbitter hop grass finish. Some citrus and apple. Not bad but I didn’t get very excited.
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Blue Boar, Billericay. Pours a glorious light amber with a bright golden edge and a thin white head. Good lacing down the glass. Zesty lemon and oily grapefruit peel aromas play around the nose. Light and smooth over the tongue. There is more of the slightly oily grapefruit in the taste which fills the mouth before lemon zests bursts through with a soft creaminess too, and becomes more apparent further down the glass. The grapefruit in the finish has a little coriander seed orange flavour which balances it well. A beer that majors on grapefruit peel, it is a wonderful accompaniment to a spicy noodle dish with a citrus smoothness that invigorates, smooths and lightly cuts through the palate.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - wheat with light citrus and melon
A - mid gold with frothy head
T - light sweet
P - mid
O - decent
BeerViking (2468) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Royal Oak, Brentford. Deep gold with a lasting mid-coarse white head. Nice citrus-and-fruit hoppy nose. Initial malty and faintly sweet body expands with dry and peachy-floral-bitter hops and a touch of dried grass, before a dry grapefruity finish.