johninmelb (1116) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Three Tuns - the rebranding is finally finished! Yay! And the new labels look nice. Anyways ... Rich, caramel nose with a gently underpinning freshness and a hint of gooseberry. Pours a medium hazy copper with a steady head and strong lace. The flavour is ... well, welcome back Arbor. It’s not the best I’ve had from them but it fits well in the uniformly high quality stable. Well balanced, with tangy citric notes of lemon and lime threaded with malty sweetness. Finish starts astringent and bitter but develops long, sweet and with final candy notes. Nice.
cgarvieuk (12238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
keg at the bat ... dark orange red amber ... thin bubbly off white head ... soft fruits ... big passion nose ... soft toffee ... hints of that caramel im not fond of .... soft fruits ... little overfizzy ...
downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at No. 1 Harbourside, Bristol 16/2/2012. Colour was consistent with the name, with a decent, off-white head. This was the last beer of a long day, and my notes are sparse. However, it was drinkable stuff, with some solid, cereal malts, a touch of citrus fruit and decent, bitter finish. Fine.