Fin (7698) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Handpump at The Hop Pole, Aylesbury, Bucks Thursday 12th July 2012 Warm gold in colour with slim white head, good temperature and in lovely nick. Aroma showing a little bit of sick. Quite bitter though there is an initial flurry if sweet maltiness, drying, tasty beer with a nod to a euro lager but more in the mould of a Golden and Pilsner hybrid, but really nice again from Aylesbury. A5 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.5
imdownthepub (10654) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Gold with white head. Thinnish, light on the palate, there is a boiled grainy note to this developing towards boiled toffee in the background. Quite yeasty, then a leafy, grassy hop note. Improves on drinking though, moving towards fruity sweet hops. Reasonable.