patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at The Oxford Bar in Edinburgh - Pours hazy gold and smells of fruity hops. The flavor is of pale malt with some good hops bitterness and a bit of fruit. It’s pretty light and overall is good.
dynamiteninja (1279) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2012 Cask. The High Cross, Leicester. Aroma is grapefruit hop aroma with cherries. Thin white head, a clear golden/copper colour. Medium bitterness. Bitter dry finish. A great summer pint, although a little innocuous on a cold spring day. Would benefit from being weaker and more sessionable. Nevertheless, a darn good pint, served in great condition at a perfect temperature by Spoons. 6 3 6 4 13 Rerate. Cask. The Old White Swan, York. Thin white head. Gold body. Aromatic, spicy. Bitter, Dry finish. 6 3 7 3 12.
leaparsons (7488) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Lightly hazy gold with an off-white head. Aromas are grain with lots of grapefruit. Resinous in it’s fruit with accompanying earthy hops. Flavours are jammy lemon and sweetened grapefruit with lightly toasted and caramel malts. Hoppy and dry on the finish. Nice.
kwik-lime (1051) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dry and grainy, strong hop character as you’d expect but not a lot going on. Seems over-rated on here.
harrisoni (12066) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull at Society Rooms, JDW, Maidstone. Clear gold, lasting creamy head due to quite tight sparklers used here. Bit of yeast on aroma, but quite pleasing citrusy American hops too. Hugely drinkable in the body. The hops on the finish are really attractive, right level of bitterness, citrusy grapefruit flavour and develops a very good aftertaste. A golden ale done well.
bobinlondon (1240) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand pulled cask at the Crosse Keys (JDW) Monument. Gold with a thick white collar. Impressive use of US hops, wheat and Marris Otter malts create a delicious session able IPA.
SilkTork (5013) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2013 April 2010 Cask. JDW Spring fest - Rochester. Initially quite pleasing. I sipped this first of my three samples and found it agreeably hoppy - fruity and flavoursome. I decided to drink it last. But after the sweet Rollercoaster and the hoppy Trashy Blonde, this comes over as a bit muddled and with an uncertain direction. Malt is fairly dry - golden pale with some biscuit and chalk notes, while the hops are unclear. I’m not sure the mix of Amarillo and Cascade works - both are brilliant hops on their own, so I wonder how they have been used here, and in what proportion as it seems a shame that such tasty hops can be reduced to this sort of mess. [2.1]
Oct, 2013 500ml dark glass bottle - filtered. Sainsbury’s Beer Hunt 2013. Pleasant biscuit malt with an attractive soft honey sweetness, enlivened with bramble and grapefruit hops - sharp and refreshing with an earthy autumnal feel, and not aggressive. This works well for me. [3.2]
Bullit (3723) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Bow Bar. Golden colour, bright head. Aroma is slightly biscuit. Flavour is biscuit, sour, slightly malty. 2.9
Rerate: Cask @ Counting House, JDW. Dark golden colour, short off-white head. Aroma biscuit malts. Flavour smooth malthy, some hops.
berkshirejohn (3961) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading. Straw with a thin, off-white, head; aromas of citrus and pine; light citrus flavour with some honey; and a light dry bitter finish. Rather ordinary. (4/15/2010 - 6/3/5/3/10=2.7)
50cl bottle from the Sainsbury’s Beer Hunt 2013 range. A fairly standard citrusy golden ale, nothing wrong with it, but nothing memorable either. (9/18/2013 - 6/4/6/3/10=2.9)
DanielBrown (3477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled at the Figure of Eight, Birmingham. Honey golden. Perfumed aroma - nice. Lovely condition. Balanced, crisp bitter, with salt and a bit of oily hops (quite subtle). Some peppery bitterness. Super session beer.