tombyars (1269) - Saltcoats, - OCT 5, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted this in Henglers Circus, Glasgow (JDW) in November 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale gold in colour with a thin white head. Light grassy citrus notes in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives lemon grass flavour and slight grapefruit peel but little else. Very weak note of resins from the hops in the brief aftertaste. Finish is poor and lacks complexity and depth. A poor effort in my opinion from Batemans.
BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried in three different Wetherspoon pubs during their Beer Fest. Two in Bournemouth, the other in Bewdley. All hand pulled pints during December 2008.
Lemon-Grass in a beer?
Well it came across fine, delicate and refreshing giving the beer an Oriental feel.
Slightly cloudy, an orange/dull amber colour with an off-white/white head which soon turned into a wisp covering and collar in each pub.
The aroma and taste was interesting but not interesting enough to make me yearn for the beer to become a regular brew from one of my favorite breweries.
A bit thin, but this was supposed to be a light tasting beer and not a heavy brew. A good fest beer, but I prefer Batemans staple beers.
madmitch76 (12174) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5th November 2008. Clear light amber beer. Low carbonation. Very smooth beer. Almost creamy malt offset by citrus (presumably the lemon grass) which doesn’t dominate. Semi bitter dry finish but it’s spcie bitter more than a hop bitter. Refreshing but could do with more sparkle and bite.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 31/10/2008
Some fruit aroma. Golden coloured smooth and creamy on the palate with a crisp and dry malt finish.
anders37 (14753) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Rockingham Arms, JDW. Borough SE1. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with some spicy hints. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints and some hints of lemongrass. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JAN 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
<i>Cask Conditioned at J.D. Wetherspoon - Shakespear’s Head, London</i>
Amber color; big head. It’s a quite simple Bitter, very smooth, with good caramel flavor, medium sweetness, and a light grassy touch; the aroma has a very light mint shade. Weak final; correct bitterness. Pleasant but simple.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at JDW in Hammersmith during "Spoons Fest in a Day" crawl, 2nd Nov 08. Amber, lacy head. Vanilla hints at first and then spicy. The lemongrass works well and there is a good hoppy finish at the swallow. Not bad.
leaparsons (7495) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, The Highcross, Leicester. Golden with a small head. Aromas are biscuit malts with lemon. Flavours are dry biscuit malts with lemon, team and light yet resinous pine. Bitter grapefruit on the finish. Decent.
harrisoni (12070) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpull at Crosse Keys, London. Its a pretty ordinary bitter with some hop, some spiciness, some yeastiness, bit of dullness
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in the cross keys and the new crown. Alround rating: Lemon, sherbert, thin pale malt, quite drinkable stuff.