DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1) Cask, The Bankerís Draught, Sheffield. Pale gold with a slim collar. Bag of added juice/synthetic peachiness but bizarrely, it works; fine creamy malt balance, good rasp of hop, juicy tangerine mingled with the perfume. Quite a nasty synthetic/air freshener aroma, but overall, I liked it.
2) The Baron, Hinckley. None of the cascade coming over; biscuit malts and lemon jelly engulfed in airfreshener. Struggling with a third. This tastes like a Belgian fruit confection, but my Sheffield rate stands; Cascade competing pleasantly with peachiness, proving hops with a judicious sprinkle of juice can actually work.
downender (5844) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Imperial, Exeter 19/04/10. Hazy yellow in colour with a decent white head. Sweet, nectarine and orange juice aroma. Flavour had lots more peach, some elderflowers in the background and a short, bitter finish. Not unpleasant but, aside from the bitterness, this tasted like fruit juice.
bobinlondon (1250) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hand pulled cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW) Watford. Straw yellow with a thick white head. Peaches dominate this rather contrived beer. There are some reasonable hops underneath but all malt character is wiped out. However, I have always liked peach juice and have to say that I would rather drink this than many of the same/same so/so dull regional gold or brown bitters that swamp the market..
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A Mes rate. Cask at Baker Street íSporks.Bright yellow gold with a very good foamy white head. Awful astringent peach stuff. Some pleasant hops underneath with some mineral notes but mostly just harsh and peachy. Lingering aftertaste. Not for me at all. I must point out, peach flavoured things generally do not wit well with me.
harrisoni (12493) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask handpull at Westgate, JDW, during the Mass Spoons Tasting. Gold, with a thin lasting white head. Well its certainly very peachy. Clearly not as sweet as the Polish Plum. But it does have some peach dessert like tendancies. Very fruity. And like a few bitters with fruit, the two donít make good bedfellows, you canít be fruit sweet and bitter at the same time. In fact, itís terrible. The peach finish is pretty good mind. Really interesting, but glad I only have a half. Still, better than the Black Chalice I had earlier, I mean I actually finished this one. Not great.
cgarvieuk (12892) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
cask at JDW ... yellow amber ...thin white head ... increadible tinned peachmnosr ... wow big big fruity tinned peach front ... huge peach ... bit artificial ... weelll maybe notmartificial but def tinned... little too much
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in the market porter. Alround rating: Really peachy aroma, the elderflower comes through like lychee with a decent grassy bitterness. Its very well put together and very tasty.