larsga (6771) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small white creamy head takes a long time to settle. Yellowish coppery hazy body. Faint floral wooden aroma. Dry-sweetish floral fruity resiny taste with wooden notes. Mild, smooth mouthfeel. Mid-to-thin body. Clean and fresh palate. Dryish floral watery wooden aftertaste with dusty resiny notes. Quite nice, but a bit thin. (0.25l cask, The Barony Bar, Edinburgh.)
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From cask@Bow Bar, Edinburgh. A hazy, pale amber body with a thin layer of beige foam on top. Yeasty and cellary on the nose, with a discreet, acidulous-fruity hop aroma, along with a scent of sourish malts.
Fairly dry, rustic and edgy malt body.
Moderate, earthy and slight peppery hop bitterness. Softly carbonated. Dry, bitter ending.
sm89walt (1824) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask - The Buttermarket, Canterbury. Mostly clear orange - a slight haze - with a small, bubbly white head. Fruity, floral aroma, much the same in terms of flavour - slightly acidic, light and hoppy with some dryness on the finish. Low carbonation, light to medium body, medium length finish. An acceptable session bitter.
Christian (11806) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with a lasting off-white head. Fruit and toffee aroma. Sweet toffee flavour
oh6gdx (23002) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask@The George. Ambery golden colour with mediumsized beige head. Aroma is earth, flowery hops and also some slight citrusfruity sweet notes. Flavour is earth, bready malts, caramel and it gets quite graint notes in the finish.
TBone (14272) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber color, small white head, some lace. Cat pee grassy-hayish aroma. Same with flavor: cat pee, hay, notes of lime. A bit boring.
Herkybird (21) - YORK, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light golden-brown session ale, ubiquitous in Northern England and deservedly so. Nice hop aroma, good malt flavour and long bitter aftertaste. Very flavoursome, everthing a session bitter should be. Astonishing consistent - never had a bad pint!
RichardW (1775) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Gilded Lily, Carlisle. One of those beers thatís everywhere and, therefore, usually passed over in favour of something more exotic. However, The Gilded Lily only has one handpump so that was my choice. You forget how good these ordinary bitters can be. Pleasant amber appearance, exceptionally crystal clear, nice hoppy aroma and a sharp, dry clean taste on the palate. Some brewers could take lessons in how to produce a good session beer like this.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate. Gravicask at Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival. A vivid dark golden colour with a thin but stable white head and pretty decent condition. Reasonable malt and hop balance in the aroma with some slight spice. In the mouth itís a pretty tasty beer actually. A straight down the line best with a great balance of bready malt and fruity hops. Something slightly German about it but Iím not sure what. Anyway, decent stuff overall.
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpulled cask at the Telegraph, Moulton, Northhampton. I have drunk this beer a lot since it first appeared in the early 90s, mostly in North Yorkshire includind the brewery bar. Orange amber with a creamy white head. A well balanced northern bitter with a complex malt profile and plenty of dry english hops. A consistently good session beer.