maeib (8059) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - OCT 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton 26/10/12. A golden coloured beer with a white head and lace. Decent hoppy notes with a bit of sweet berry. Doesn’t show off those lovely hops as you’d like especially in the nose, but there are some good flavours and it has a nice body. To be fair I drank this straight after the Adnams/Avery collab which was stunningly hoppy. This, I dare say, suffered for that.
Leighton (8685) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pours clear gold with a fine, white foam head. Pleasant citrus on the nose, light bready malts. Medium sweet flavor with grapefruit, melon and orange. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Mild resinous finish with mellow pine, further grapefruit and orange. Nice IPA. Probably the best of this Spoon Fest.
Osprey87 (917) - London via, WALES - MAR 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oct 2012 - draught - bittersweet, bit floral, light body. Overall it’s a below average American-style IPA.
downender (5640) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Copper coloured with a slight white head. Tropical fruit aroma of mango, pineapple and clementine. Flavour had plenty more fruit, some solid malts and a dryish finish. Good.
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Liberty Bounds, Tower Hill 3 Nov 12. JDW festivaløl. Gyldenbrun. Lavt, litt farget skum som klamrer seg til glasset. God fruktaroma. Smaken overmoden frukt. Banan. Syrlig avslutning. Tungdrikkelig.
wimpyjoe (2274) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hopped with plenty of tropical fruit. It’s strength is evident in its full body.
mr_h (2096) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at The Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow (24 Oct 12) - clear amber brown, thin white head, fruity floral hop aroma, fruity, pineapple, citrus aftertaste
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Festival ale, half, at JDWs Liberty Bounds. Patchy surface with lots of dimples. Good lacing down the glass. Clear copper coloured body. Fine aroma of hoppy fruits and mid-sweet malts. Orange and pineapples in flavour with notes of semi-sweet malts. Marmalade impression. Bittersweet ending that lingers for a white. Nice (London, 03.11.2012).
Cunningham (3673) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper colour with a solid creamy off white head. Mild fruity and hoppy aroma. Medium body with a creamy texture. Moderate mild carbonation. Light tropical fruity and a fine mild grape hoppy flavour. Perfect session beer.
[On handpull at The Turnhouse at Edinburgh airport, Scotland]
DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cat, feta, mango, blackcurrant, white grape, lemongrass aroma with bostin’ fresh hop. Thick, biscuit-drenched malt; hints of crystal overlaid with mango goodies; soapy peach and orange, privet, grass, aniseed. Banks’s are on a bit of a roll at the moment; if Marstons put this in all 46 (approx) of the pubs they own in Hinckley I might actually visit ONE OF THEM ONCE A YEAR. It’s that good. Delicious, if I’m being honest. Waves the Aussie/Wolverhampton flag with some panache.
harrisoni (12070) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Liberty Bound Spoons. Gold colour. Certainly hoppy enough. Yes very drinkable. Good hoppy apa i would say. Yes probably best of the fest so far