jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber with creamy head. Not much in the aroma. The flavor has some reasonable bitterness.
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2010 [689-20070925] Cask @ Royal Oak (Oxford, OX). Sweet and hoppy aroma. Slightly hazy, orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet grainy malt flavour has a bitter finish. Medium body has good balance of bitter and sweet. Quite nice, repeatable. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
[3234B-20100801] Cask. Beery grains aroma, not a lot but a little butter and hint of smoke. Clear, amber body with a quick foamy white head. Fresh unbaked bread dough yeast flavour has a hint of dusty smoke. Medium body. Interesting, good to sample. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(@ The Eagle, London, England)
Rastacouere (6130) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clearish golden ale covered by a lasting white cover. Sandy, floral and quite bitter beer with a rather generic maltiness. No real toastiness shows hop, it hesitates on a strawy character that lacks confidence. Nevertheless, it packs a fair bitterness and finishes with punch and length.
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Plume of Feathers, Bristol. Amber coloured with a minimal head. Aroma had some fruitiness and floral hops. Flavour had some biscuity malt and a dry slightly hoppy finish. Ok.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
1/2 pint at The Wharf in Aalborg, Denmark. Amber color, off-white head. Floral and some bitterness - but much too thin for my taste.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2008 Cask at Charlie´s Bar in Copenhagen.
Pale brown/amber color with a small head. Light aroma of fruit, yeast and floral hops. Tastes of citrus, banana, some bread, yeast and light hop bitterness. Flat carbonation. Nice, goes down very easy.
080225. Cask at Mathers, Edinburgh.
Fin (7421) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Crown, Charlton-On-Otmoor 28-09-07 Poured amber in colour with small white head. A nice fruit beer, sweeter than I recall but with a nice hoppy flourish and dryness at the end, a tasty session beer, and another beer that I can’t believe that I’ve not rated before.
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. At The Harp, Covent Garden, London. Clear amber pour, with a decent lasting frothy straw-coloured head. Quite a roasty sweet caramel aroma to this, but am I picking up the dreaded diacetyl? - It seems a tad papery and artificially sweet, but the dry herbal hops are decent. The taste - less of that buttery, caramel pudding character, the sweet malt is a little roasty, and the dry herbal hops are again just fine. Very light body, perhaps too much bitter astringency for the sweetness of the malt, a bitter, dry linger doesn’t detract too much, but the weakest thing I had at The Harp when all is said and done.
stoutfellow2 (20) - Peterborough, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Burleigh Arms, Cambridge : Cask : Pale brown beer. Cardboard flavours predominate, lasting bitterness. No hop aroma. Boring.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Nelson, Waterloo. Smokey aroma, pours clear copper beer with a lasting head. Malty with citrus and grapefruit and treacle on the fininsh. Decent if not outstanding.