Leighton (8605) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF, Day 1. Pours clear gold with a bubbly head. Pine and ripe citrus aroma. Sweet flavor with toasty malts and earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light resinous finish, further earth, pine and toast. Nice stuff here.
sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity) - The Duke of Wellington, Norwich. Poured a clear amber with a small & lasting creamy-bubbly white head leaving a solid lace. Some apple on the nose with a touch of toasted malt, a light floral edge, a delicate wheat note & a pale malt sweetness. Flavours of lightly tangy lemon & lime and more sweeter pale malts finishing with a crisp, zesty hoppiness. Light to medium body, firm, soft mouthfeel with a good carbonation crispness and a medium length finish.
Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Entered to celebrate my 8100th Rating. Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Floral fruity hops, hay and buiscuit. Smooth. Ends dry and bitter. Nice.
ladnewton (1243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Abbey Tavern, Kentish Town, London on 17th August 2011. Slightly hazy amber with an offwhite foam film with initial part-lacing. Sweet caramel aroma is soon overtaken by a thick hop burst and rich herbiness. Very grassy, herby hoppiness in finish and a little lingering caramel malt. Light texture. Very pleasant beer from Adnams.
HogTownHarry (5906) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cadk pint at the Pommeler’s Arms (Tower Bridge). Clear bright amber with a smallish lasting frothy beige head. Pleasant floral/spicy aroma, only a bit sweet - noy bad. Taste is more sweet, less floral, some mild alcohol, just okay. Average body, decent carbonation, finishes mild and floral; quite goos with the bangers and mash.
stravale (1691) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2012 2nd rate Cask @ Haymarket, Edinburgh 141112
Good taste here 3.5 > 3.7
Cask @ Snow Goose, Inverness 08/11/11 6/4/7/4/14
Appearance - Amber, very slight haze, 1 finger white head, good lacing.
Aroma - Citrus grapefruit hops, bit of grass.
Taste - Tangy citrus (not as much grapefruit), bit of pine and a touch of grassy hops, then some light malt comes through with slight hint of toffee. The emphasis is on the hops.
Palate - Tangy, refreshing, citrus mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Finish of bitter citrus hops.
Overall - Good summer golden ale, good refreshing taste and aroma. I was surprised Adnams did this one. Good call to use Citra hops. I think it was in really good nick at the pub.
Scopey (4602) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. It pours amber, with a decent foamy white head. The nose is wood, tangerine, cheese and light varnish. The taste is light pine, egg, tang, light bitterness, light orange and tangerine, with a light bitter-dry finish. Thin body and low carbonation. Restrained and lack of flavour.
ekstedt (4909) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear orange. Orange and tangerine hop aromas with sweaty cheese notes. Dry with medium bitterness.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Golden beer, small offwhite head. Hoppy aroma, grassy, metal, some grapes. Hoppy fruity flavor, grapes, apples. Bitter finish. Very balanced and drinkable.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@The Castle Inn, Cambridge. Amber colour, small head. Aroma is bread, some earth, slight sulphury notes as well as some mild nutty notes. Flavour is qui9te much the same with some mild adicic and wooden notes.