Theydon_Bois (6471) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Victoria Inn, Rugby, 24/07/13.
Lightly hazed golden with a good sized white head.
Nose is pale malts, citrus, hop notes, light grass.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry in the execution with a little bitterness.
Drinkable golden blonde but nothing I’d look to revisit.
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense Wicksteed Park BF. An old gold coloured beer with a loose whitish head. The aroma is citric with some gooseberry and kiwi notes. Nice and bitter with sharp fruity hops. More gooseberries. very drinkable.
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Fest ’08. Pale gold with white head. This is a lovely quaffing beer, full of zesty, tangy hops, showing the American hops at their best. Citrus notes right from the start on a crisp, biscuity body. Very close to being my beer of this festival, a corker.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium yellow orange golden color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, dusty, moderate hoppy, citrus - lemon. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter (pea skin bitter) with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (010508)
Fin (6891) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Hop Pole pubs Easter Beer Festival, Aylesbury in the company of Loz, Chris O, Ruth, Barry, Lynn 21-03-08 Looks superb and probably one of the best looking beers of the day. Pours golden in colour with a stunning clarity. Some sulphourus notes are there along with a big bang of citrus. Nice soft fruitiness, good maltiness plenty of hops and like Chris O said a really good session beer that you’d happily tuck into.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2009 Cask, The Victoria, Rugby. Zesty lemon jelly/marmalade aroma. Clean-cut citrussy sessions with floral notes and long, sweet malty afters. Wet straw, dunked biscuit and freshbread. Bit of a lingering chemical sweetener-like note, but impessively flavour-packed and spikily hopped at 3.9%. (7/3/6/3/14/3.3)
(Re-rate, cask, The Crown, Nuneaton) Well this just blows everything else on the table out of the water. Neat, earthy, resinous American hop juiciness aroma. Tea, grapefruit and nothing in particular- just beautiful unadulterated HOPS. Cuts through cheap malt-heavy mediocrity like a knife. Unsophisticated but beautiful. Pineapple, mango? No point fumbling for fruitbowl metaphors and superlatives, just a really sexy beer drenched in alpha hop loveliness. Try it for yourself and see.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 1. Cask Stillage at the Bhurtpore Inn, Aston 11/07/2006
Slightly spicy aroma. Golden coloured with spicy coriander and citrus notes. Crisp on the palate with some dryness in a bitter finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Victoria, Rugby 17/03/2007
Very hoppy and citrus aromas. Clear golden coloured hoppy and citrus with some dryness and bitterness in a crisp and creamy finish.
DanielBrown (3600) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Gold, creamy lacing. Nice blend of hop + malt creating a vase-like taste experience. Malt is prominent on finish, hops to start. Gentle for both, pretty nice balance. Silky, quite fragrant in the mouth. Nice, with a honey tinge.