maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A light golden coloured beer with a nice white good sized head. The aroma is fruity, hoppy and a little soapy/shampoo and toffee. The taste is quite bitter with good citrus fruit. Doesn’t taste wonderfully fresh and has a soapy charcter and some more toffee or maybe even diacetyl, but still pleasantly drinkable.
FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle (Porvoo Harvest/Dark Beer Festival 2007)
Lagery appearance. honey and slightly lagery aroma. slightly plasticky lager taste, some honey, plenty of crisp hops.
rlgk (7440) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Söderbärke 2007) Yellow color, bubbly white head. Creamy toffee aroma, diacetyl and with fruity notes. Citric and sourish. Malty floral flavor with a late bitterness.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) at The Hop Poles, Bath. More pale amber than gold in colour. Loose, but lasting, white head. Touches of fruit in the aroma. Smooth and soft on the palate. Restrained flavour with hints of citrus. Pleasant enough but certainly didn’t have the zing that others have remarked upon. I’d guess think this was probably a bit tired, which is not really acceptable when served in the brewery’s own pub. Since its now available in bottle (albeit filtered) I’ll probably get the chance to re-rate; its hard to find on draught.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
Gravicask @ Planet Thanet. Dusty old hops and malt. Like an old pub that has seen many years of action. Lovely vanilla malt in the mouth. Good balance. Interesting and tasty.
leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, Birmingham Fest 05. Golden with a bubbly head. Aromas are caramel malts with sweet pine and grapefruit and some addicitve saltiness. Flavours are sweet malts followed by lots of sweet lemon. Pretty fruity with grapefruit bitterness towards the finish. Quite smooth on the palate until more bitternes comes through. Has pleasant alcohol on the aftertaste. A very good beer.
Rasmus40 (6937) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and light yeasty. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 050711
Leighton (6927) - London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting, London. Pours clear yellow with a fine, white foam head. Great looks. Sugary straw nose. Light to medium sweet flavor, some hay and straw, faint grass, dough. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly dry to finish, sweet and doughy, some hay bitterness, moderate sweetness, light grass and light grain. Nice beer.
gnoff (6317) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2009 First rating
(50 cl bottle at Haket, Göteborg) Shady orange color, small white head. Fruity, hoppy and chocolate with citrus scent. Fruity, hoppy and bitter taste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.
Sample from a 5 liter micro cask, at Bishops Arms Järntorget, on June 11, 2009
Cloudy orange color, orange head. Yeast particles. Sweet, malty scent. Malty a bit dry taste. Medium mouthfeel. low bitterness.
Fin (6178) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2007 Bottle picked up at Darts Farm, Topsham, Nr Exeter, Devon 12-11-06 had the same evening. Poured golden in colour, lovely fresh nose with aroma vanilla notes this is a crisp, fresh hoppy beer, with great fruity citrus flavours particularly grapefruit zinginess Loz chose this purely for the hare on the front, but she chose one of my favourite beers of the week.
Cask conditioned gravity dispense at Merton Winter Beer Festival 17-02-07. Also great in cask format as one would expect nice light golden colour, plenty of flavour in this fresh fruity bitter excellent. also 3.9 in cask