BlackHaddock (2926) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From BA: May 2006. Long time fan of this beer, but never reviewed it until now for some reason.
The review is from a tasting at the bi-annual beer festival at the Bateman’s brewery. They put on 5 cask beers of their own and have another 15 barrels from small brewers also available to drink.
Hand-pulled in the base of their famous windmill, my pint glass looked beautiful, a light amber, golden beer, this was clear and had a good off-white head sat on top.
The Styrian and Challenger hops give it a good hoppy aroma and the taste is crisp, sharp and refreashing.
The flavours stay in the mouth, with bitterness coming through towards the end.
A great beer, from a good brewery.
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
14th September 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! On tap at the Sun Inn, Kelvedon. Reminds of Oakham JHB - fruity and zesty. Light palate. Not that bitter. Nice.
Christian (10364) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy golden with a small white head. Clean aroma of peach and citrus. Dry and grassy hop flavour.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
<i>Cask Conditioned at The Angel & Crown, London</i>
Hazy golden color. Light aroma, hoppy, a bit citrusy and grassy. Malt flavor; the mouthfeel is dry, also because of the very strong bitterness; the hops are a bit citrusy and resiny and grassy. Pleasant, even if not very complex.
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (handpump) @ Brew Wharf, Southwark, Greater London, England SE1 .
Clear light to medium amber orange color with a small, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, peat - smoke - wood. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long to average duration. Bitterness is malt bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. (040808)
oh6gdx (19683) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask. Golden colour,mediumsized creamy white head. Aroma is nectar, grass, some wood and that’s about it. Flavour is grassy, fruity, hoppy and yeasty. Some eggy notes too.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
1/2 pint handpulled cask at Wetherspoon pub in Liverpool. Golden color, fine white head. Aroma is malt and fruit/citrus. Flavor is malt with soapy elements, fruit and some bitterness. Not very good.
bobinlondon (1243) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Handpulled cask at the Tally Ho (JDW) Finchley. Poured nicely with no sparkler, clearing slowly to give a dense white head. Quite sweet with a subtle citric hop characture and a dry bitter finish. A good fefreshing bitter.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask in the state bar. Aroma is slightly rubbery sulphurus note. Taste is more of a chemically plastic note, no hops quite sweet, bad nick and a bad beer to start with it seems.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From cask at Charlies. Pours clear and golden orange with a lacing white head. Vague hoppy and mild malty aroma. Flavour holds a solid bitterness. Light fruity note dominantly bitterhops. Ends with a mild fruity sweetness.