BlackHaddock (2350) - Shropshire, - JUL 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled pint at the worst Wetherspoons I know (under where the Central Library, Birmingham used to be). Lunchtime on Saturday 7th July 2012.
The beer poured a deep amber colour with an off-white head of foam sat proudly on top. Good thick lacing clung to the glass as the beer level fell after each gulp.
Malts rule the roost in this semi-sweet smelling and tasting brew which I downed very quickly but had to move on, or iíd have had another and another etc, etc.
jmgreenuk (1284) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear copper with a frothy white head. The aroma is a little malty, but weak. The flavour is medium to strong bitter, a little metallic, some malt and the bitterness hangs around into the aftertaste. A great session ale.
kermis (2484) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours hazy amber brown with an off white head. Aroma of light malt, slightly roasted and caramel. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and over moderate bitter with a long bitter finish. Light bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (3193) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK.
Thick white creamy head. Slightly hazy blond/amber pour. Nice bitterness
Pudding (118) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 Try it again! My bottle poured correctly. A well-balanced, tasty, bitter with the accent on roasted or kilned malt. Would buy again. (bottle).
johndoughty (3283) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. On the label it is called Foldcross but I assume that its the same beer. Doesnít really matter as its pretty poor. Exploded out of the bottle on opening despite being kept properly.Big head that never dissipated -it was like drinking alcoholic foam. Some bitterness but it was hard to enjoy such a badly bottled beer.In hindsight my score is a bit too generous.
Fin (6180) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, handpump at The Plough, Worcester, 17.09.11 Pours chestnut in colour with a very slight haze and a white sticky & bubbly head. Middling bitterness, some maltiness on nose, light citrus in mouth. Fine A6 A3 T7 P3 Ov13 3.2
DanielBrown (3167) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled at the Wetherspoons under the Central Library, Birmingham. Mr Veasey says you know what youíre getting with Beowulf, which is pretty much true - usually youíre getting a mediocre golden beer. Which this is. Errrrr.
leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber brown with a beige foam. Aromas are molasses and dark treacle with herbal notes. Chocolate with weetabix and spices. Flavours are sweet cola and chocolate with burnt toffee and medicinal notes. Nutty and dry on the finish. Soda water on the palate. Not bad.
tommann (1992) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Duke William, Stourbridge. Sharp, lemonade hops on the nose. Bready start with a citrus hoppy finish. A bit watery.