Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2005 On cask at Papago. Aroma has moderate fruitiness - ripe apples and banana, with a subtle spicy hop character. Amber color, creamy, thin off-white head. Flavor is a quiet blend of malt and grassy hops, neither are pronounced, but both are there. Mouthfeel is watery but smooth, finished with moderate hop flavor and bitterness. Very good session beer for hours of sitting in the pub drinking and eating.
Flugelmeister (3) - Mitcham, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2004 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Colour is fantasic as well as the genuine hops and well balanced fusion between taste and aromas. malty yet smooth. My current favorite, but in short supply here in Australia.
GNome (41) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2004
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Cask @ Cluny, Newcastle; Poor condition, served without any noticeable head and tasted vinegary... terrible!!
DanielBrown (3600) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Hogshead, Birmingham. Reddish colour, fairly clear. Woody, fruity, slightly vinegar aroma. Very soft, light, fluffy mouthfeel. Quite subtle and balanced. Some hops on the finish, and a bit of bitterness throughout, but this seems a little plain.
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer 22 Belgium trip, day trip to London. Hit this at a pub off Trafalgar Square, where we spent the last two hours drinking before catching the Eurostar back to Belgium. Cask. Medium copper, decent head. Virtually no nose initially. Or even later. Flavor hints at apple, but then quickly transforms into a subtle but potent array of bitter hops. Hint of citric. Fuggles??? Quite nice.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crystal clear amber with strong carbonation. Pouring it releases a waft of pleasant floral hoppiness that doesn't translate to the tastebuds, instead, the taste is malty, slightly chocolatey and mildly bitter. A nice enough session beer but nothing special.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned. Aroma of earthy hops, fruit and a touch of caramel. Caramel becomes dominant in flavour but doesnt overwhelm hops. A pleasant salty finish and full body considering the strength. A fine session bitter.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Amber with speckled head. Decent well rounded medium bitterness. Relatively long palate considering its overall bitterness. Genuine bitter.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2005 [Cask conditioned] Light brown coloured. Fresh and fruity with some bitterness in the finish.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2004 A solid session beer with plenty of hoppy bitterness and a refreshing bite when on top form. The very wide distribution this beer enjoys these days means that it is not always served in the peak of condition. If you want to sample Adnams at its best, go to Southwold, where it is brewed. Is it my imagination, or is this a little darker than it used to be, perhaps even with a hint of fruity malt on the finish? Generally, however, peppery hop is the dominant characteristic.