Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours cloudy, orange-gold with a foamy, pure white head. Nose holds some dry orange, yeast, pale malts, dirty hay. Light to medium sweet flavor with dry orange, lemon, woody yeast, some pale malts, dirty grass, dried out pine needles. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dry, faintly resinous finish, some deep grassy hops, toasted white bread, straw, minerals, lemon and orange rinds. Very drinkable beer. Well balanced. Beavertown has really stepped up its game recently.
CraftBeerNick (1920) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, this is good, nicely balanced, grapefruit and pine. I am impressed with this range, I have gamma and some black Betty to try also.
EdKing (2391) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Royal Mile Whiskeys. Colour is clear-ish amber with a medium white head. When bottle opened a wodge of yeast plopped out which is odd because it’s been stood still since I bought it home. Nose is dirtyish, sulphur, eggy, grainy, with some caramel somewhere in there. Taste is citrous, bitter, pine, but slightly clean and astringent, lacking fruit. Drinkable but not impressive. I’d say these guys may have bottling issues based on the two I’ve just tried.