Osprey87 (1363) - WALES - DEC 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle BB Oct 2014. Yellow, white foamy head, slightly sparkling. Smell - lots of lager, herbal, kiwi? Body - medium to light, foamy, light carbonation. Taste - unusual, medicinal, tonic water, some fruitiness too. Finishes with a soft bitterness.
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel, fruits, some wood and mild nectary notes. Flavour is fruity, wooden, floral and a bit resiny as well. Balanced and refreshing.
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle-conditioned, 50cl, from Westholme Stores, Goring. Gold with a loose white head that fades quickly, slightly hazy from disturbed sediment. Sweet citrus aroma; fresh hoopy flavour with more citrus and a dry finish. Very drinkable.
downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Bag ONails, Bristol 22/04/09. Slightly hazy gold in colour, with a moderate white head. Sweetish aroma of caramel with some orange and grapefruit. Big hoppy flavour, with plenty of citrus fruit and a long dry finish. A pleasant alternative after several malty bitters.
wheresthepath (1521) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Cask at Nag’s Head] Rather a dull gold colour, no head, no carbonation. Tastes of soapy hay. Very bitter aftertaste. Not great.
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpump @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Light unclear light to medium yellow orange amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, dusty, notes of sour sweet malt, light hoppy, lemon. Flavor is moderate sweet, light light acidic, and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (010508)
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Merton Winter BF. An old gold coloured beer. The aroma has ornagey hops and hints of sweetness and bitterness. The taste is hoppy but perhaps a little too dry. Decent enough.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity, Merton Winter Beer Festival. Copper orange, bit of white head. Tangerine and grape aroma. Mushy tangerine and melon, leafy finish. A full-flavored beer, but a little flabby.
Fin (7249) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, gravity at Merton Winter Beer Festival Feb 08 Nice warm golden colour with white slim head, honey aroma. Tastes sweet, honey coming through again, nice session beer, some fruitiness, Loz didn’t like this and thought my rating was rubbish!.
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2008 Cask conditioned at Merton Winter Beer Festival ’08. Gold with white head. Quite a decent hoppy session beer on a light biscuity base. Some fruitiness, soft and fleshy notes and a sharp hoppy bitterness to finish. A beer I would like to try again.
Rerate 26/04 in The Woolpack, Banbury. A much sharper, hoppier version, crisp and refreshing.