Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Victoria Inn, Rugby - 19/09/12.
Slightly hazy light amber in colour with a good white head. Excellent lacing ensues.
Light tropical fruits on the nose, mango, peach and floral hops.
Light citrus tones in the taste, grassy, orange, peach with a slightly tarte edge.
Medium bodied, minimal carbonation with a smooth and creamy texture.
Have had this many times since they began brewing down at the Alex and it’s quality never dips - a truly decent session beer!
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask handpull Castle Fournival Street. Gold clear rubber flavour. Not great earthy. Rubber throughout is unattractive
downender (5191) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 18/05/10. Golden coloured with a slight white head. Decent, grapefruit and lemon hop aroma with a touch of sweet malt. Very easy drinking, with plenty of citrus hops balanced by the sweetish malts, and a dry, lingering finish. An excellent thirst quencher on a warm afternoon.
fonefan (29292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium to dark yellow orange golden color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, light hoppy, grape, citrus - lemon. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (010508)
DruncanVeasey (6116) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Cask, The Victoria, Rugby. Still,clear,golden and lacy. Citrussy grapefruit hop attack on the nose with a hint of wet dog. Fibrous tropical fruit notes coming through (Amarillo). Muscular hop punishment to the point of astringency. Earthy, resinous IBUs belonging to a much stronger American IPA/pale ale...the description sounds great, and I love those flavours, but they’re somehow jarring and one-dimensional here. Nuthusk/peanut oil abrasive bitter afters. Malt drowned out by hops. Not quite there.
(Cask, The Crown, Nuneaton). Massive musty green lime and grapefruit hop aroma. Waft of hutch. Aggressive hop dryness and husky dry roasted malt earthiness. Intense. (Back at The Victoria) Rabbit urine, celery and vanilla ice cream added to the blender. One of the freshest, most pungent hop aromas it’s ever been my pleasure to sniff- smells exactly like a freshly rubbed handful of those narcotic little cones. Church End used to brew beers like this. Outstanding sessions.
Matt635 (4) - ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2007 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Victoria Inn in Rugby (the Brewers own pub - although not the pub where the brewery is located).
A large degree of citrus like bittering is evident in the pale ale. Though the flavours are not particularly complex, the overall impression is very satisfying.
At this ABV I was very suprised to find an ale with this much flavour - an ideal ale for a hot summers day.
Very similar to Atomic Half-Life, but with a much lower ABV... (If this is the unleaded version then Half-Life is the full-fat leaded version!)
leaparsons (7071) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Leicester Fest 07. Golden with an off-white foam. Aromas are crisp citrus with lots of sweet hops. Toasty with pineapple. Earthy pine. Flavours are mellow lemon with tropical fruit and biscuit. Peppery hops. A bit flat on the finish but decent.
RichardGretton (4020) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Leicester Beer Festival 2007. Lightly yellow/orange beer with a lightly dry aroma with a hint of malt, the flavour is dry and fruity. Overall a nice dry golden beer.
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 22/09/2006
Fruit and hop aromas. Golden coloured very hoppy and fruity flavoured with a crisp and bitter finish.