BlackHaddock (3159) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml Bottle conditioned: BBD Mar 2014, poured into a UK pint sleeve at home on 31 July 2013.
Dull golden colour, with an off-white head.
The nose and taste came across as hoppy, bitter, dry, slightly fruity (mixed), toast, some wood notes, with a mild grapefruit finish.
Nothing took over the tasting: a pleasant enough blend, but lacked a bit of character and depth. The cask version might be better?
Beer4000 (4258) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 27, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml bottle sampled in 2008. Hazy golden body with an off-white head. Strong aroma of grapefruit, other fruits and bubblegum. Flavor has some caramel malt, fruit, something that feels almost chemical and moderate bitterness. Thin and watery body, aftertaste feels almost dead. Something might be wrong here but it’s not too obvious what it is.
Theydon_Bois (6437) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Bailiwick, Englefield Green, 17/02/13.
Clear pale golden with a thin white head that clears to the edge.
Nose carries pale malts, grass, orange, fruits.
Taste comprises caramel malt, orange, straw, biscuit, toffee.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation, light bitterness in the finish.
Drinkable drop - NOT an APA !
CraftBeerNick (705) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home with a pie at lunchtime, 30th December 2012. Too fizzy, bit bland to my palate , ok with the pie
kwik-lime (1121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good creamy head initially but doesn't last. Smooth flavour, malty with some yeast prevalent, drinkable but fairly bland.
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jmgreenuk (3229) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the Row Barge, Guildford. I liked this beer! In common with other Ascot ales, it has little carbonation. The head was short lived and that disappeared with any lingering lace. A hint of malt in the fruity aroma and a citrus overtones in the flavour which made quite a refreshing change. Many people from across the pond would turn their noses up at this flat warm beer, so it's good that there's quite a few of us on this side of the world that appreciate this style of ale! One for a session no doubt!
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prawlie (1041) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint at the Royal Oak in Bracknell. Orange and slightly opaque with a decent head that then disappears. Smells very hopped and a bit of pine. Not as good as remembered. Fruity, pine, dry and bitter, dried apricot? However sediment at the bottom of the glass so might be the end of the barrel.
mike_77 (2657) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper colour. Has an aroma and flavour close to that of over boiled carrots. It’s quite sweet but lacks further depth of flavour.
Leighton (9619) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at The Euston Tap, London. Pours a clear, rich gold with a small, white head. Some nice, zesty citrus on the nose, with a bit of toast and hay. Light to medium sweet flavor with well-balanced bitterness. Toast, faint grapefruit and grass, mild honey and bread. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Clean, crisp, lightly dry finish, mild sugar, toasty bread, light citrus. Incredibly drinkable beer.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Cask & Kitchen, RBESGG2011)
Mid orange. Fresh fruity hop aromas. Grapefruity bitter bite. Decent balance, but a bit sweet perhaps. Smooth palate, decent carbonation. Had it a million times, but don’t mind having it again.