sm89walt (1939) - Sydney, - 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.
prawlie (1499) - 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.
wheresthepath (2104) - 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.
FatPhil (13646) - 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.
stravale (2777) - 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
mr_h (4698) - 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
undercurrent25 (1931) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light and blonde ale, fairly average, some strawberry tastes on the palate
imdownthepub (13077) - 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.
EdKing (2379) - 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.
maeib (8749) - 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.