Leighton (9619) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Hamilton Hall, JDW, London. Pours clear, yellow-orange with a frothy white head. Aroma holds some tangy melon, orange, wet grass and toasty dough. Light sweet flavor with faint spice reminiscent of ginger, mild doughy malts, some orange rind. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly dry to finish, lightly sweet with a nice hop edge of grass and citrus, soft ginger essence, some biscuits and dough. A pretty solid effort here. Lots of character given the low ABV, and the balance is right on. Nicely done.
maeib (8275) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned air dispense Holborn Whippet London 17/07/12. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. House yeast present as usual with a decent fruity flavour and good hops. Nicely balanced flavours which is sessionable and unassuming. Late ginger lurking. Pretty good.
mr_h (2313) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at Cask & Barrel, Edinburgh - clear deep golden, creamy white head, biscuit and fruity aroma and flavour, also hint of resin, medium body, prolonged bitter aftertaste
sm89walt (1687) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask - The Glass House (JDW), Norwich. Poured a clear, golden with a small, mostly fading white head. Quite a light citrus and floral profile. some biscuity pale malt, particularly on the tongue. Not as crisp as I had hoped on the palate. Finished dry and delicately bitter. Light to medium body, softish mouthfeel. A solid, standard golden but the hops seemed a bit muddled and muted with no real assertiveness expressed at any point.
stravale (1801) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Castle Tavern, Inverness
Amber, clear, thin white head, some lacing
Aroma - light spicy hop, some lemonade, slight gingerbread
Taste - Some Shandy Bass (!), lemon citrus, soft spicy, soft gingerbread, bit peppery, touch of caramel malts, soft biter hop
Palate - soft carb, thinnish body. Finish as main flavour, quite dry, light bitter tail
Overall - Refreshing - it just reminded me of Shandy Bass, with that hint of ginger
EdKing (1700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served in the Kings Head, Clapham on the morning the Olympic Torch passed by and drunk whilst watching the torch go by.. Light and golden in colour, white head and a fair amount of carbonation. Nose is straw, light citrous, grainy malt. Taste is very light, touch citrousy golden ale, ginger, orange.
wheresthepath (1427) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Cask at the Ribs of Beef, Norwich] Amber with a moderate off-white head. Sweet grain fudge at first, leading to a growing fruitiness (orange and stewed apple) and a lingering dusty straw bitterness in the finish. A pleasant enough session bitter that falls a little short of the high standards that Adnams have been setting of late.
prawlie (1041) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at the Molly Millar in Wokingham. Golden orange with a foamy head. Dry hopped and malty. Biscuity and bitter. Pretty plain malt aroma. Meaty and malty. Not Adnams finest, but fair. An interesting experiment.
imdownthepub (9443) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at The Walnut Tree, Norwich. Amber with white head. Quite a basic biscuity bitter, malty, dryish, hints of spice but nothing to get a hold of. Lasting bitterness. Ok.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (The more northern JDW, Canterbury)
Sweet breakfast cereal aroma - sugarpuffs. Tastes just as sweet and cereally. Deadly dull. Sweetish finish. Typical Adnams, alas.