mr_h (2757) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear deep golden, thin off-white head, caramel malt and floral hop aroma and flavour with a hint of resin, thin bodied, very easy to drink
stravale (2062) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 25, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ The Golden Rule, Edinburgh 230812
Dark amber, dense frothy white head, good lacing
Aroma - pale malts, cereal, light pale fruits
Taste - caramel malts, touch of toasted malts, soft fruity malts, bitter bit earthy hops
Palate - soft carb. light body, bit oily. Finish - lingering bitter bit toasted cereal malts, hint of citrus, bit astringent
Overall - This had quite a lot of flavour for the abv. It’s all right.
tombyars (1348) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First tasted this at the Waterside Inn, Seamill in July 2000. Cask hanpump dispense. Crystal clear pale amber in colour with a thin creamy white head. Expecting a malty nose but got English floral hops instead. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malts give a tanin flavour with raisin fruit evident. Hop resins give a dry edge to the aftertaste. Finish is well balanced and bitteer sweet. Reminded me of Timothy Taylor Landlord? A good session ale.
oh6gdx (20252) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@GBBF2011. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is wood, some caramel malts, mild floral notes as well as some slight toasted notes. Flavour is much the same with some mild earthy and grassy notes as well.
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2011.
Cloudy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Fruity aroma of hops, caramel and grass.
Fruity flavour of hops, caramel and grass.
Dry hoppy finish.
yespr (30755) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask. Pours hazy orange to brown with a small, off-white and lacing head. Aroma is yeasty, fruity and hoppy. Bitter, toasted malt, grassy, citrusy and light peachy flavoured. Bitter and dry finish.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the Ormidale Hotel, Arran. A deep golden ale with a thin white head. Some caramel, yeasty aromas and mild fruity hop notes. Tastes fresh and clean with nice hop bitterness that lingers. Nicely dry and bitter.
Bullit (3975) - Burgos, SPAIN - FEB 21, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Pot Still. Hazy copper colour, off-white head. Aroma is a bit malted, cooked vegetables, bit of fruits. Flavour is light malted, fruity. Slightly bitter finish.
JohnRMurdoch (3207) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ The Pot Still. Orange peel & vegetable aroma. Hazy golden amber colour with good head. Grassy orange flavour. Quite sharp. Not Arran’s best.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, gravity at Bedford Beer Festival ’10. Copper gold. Pleasant leafy hop aroma. Musty malt taste. Some bitterness. Not bad.