Svesse (5670) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London, 21 May 2011) Amber colour with brief, frothy head. Fruity nose with notes of apricots, orange and citrussy hops. Fruity, malty taste with orange, peaches, biscuity malt and citrussy hops in the finish. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Quite nice.
ladnewton (1243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at CPK, Pimlico, London on 21st May 2011. Clear amber with thinnest of foam heads and slight lacing. Sweet aroma, caramel malt present that is quite strong in-mouth. Notes of lemon, grapefruit and apple. Unsure whether this was a design or ’turning’ note. Finish quite citric and rounded.
imdownthepub (9159) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Gold with slight white head. Lots of toffee, malty, caramel notes with a boiled vegetable flavour. Didn’t get the citrus hops that were promised, really quite disappointing.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Reading Beer Festival on 27 April 2011. Gold colour. Some moderate spicy and citric hop presence throughout but didn’t really have the hop rush that one might expect from an IPA. More like a zesty golden ale really. All in all, decent enough but seemed a little underpowered. Would have liked to try the 7.5% Double IPA version but, unfortunately, it had run out by the time I got round to it.
wheresthepath (1383) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Cask at Reading beerfest] Golden, slight white head. Thin mouthfeel. A little orange, a few flowers but rather watery. Rather disappointing - I had hoped for more from my first beer from this new brewery.