imdownthepub (8492) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - DEC 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at The Easington, Banbury. Amber with white head. Malty, soft beer with a light biscuit flavour, some carmel, toffee but little else. Sweetish finish, nothing exciting.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Wenlock Arms, London (backlog). Slightly hazy amber colour with a mediumsized longlasting foamy head which leaves rich lace. Aroma is spruce, fruits, berries and some mild bready malts as well. Flavour is fruity, floral, caramelly and some toffee as well. Crisp maltyness makes it feel a bit more fresh.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at the Blackís Head, Carlton, Notts. A very bland beer, this bitter has a nice soft maltiness but very little aroma and is too bland to really be enjoyable.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (handpump) at GBBF, August 2006. Dark amber colour. A soft, sweetish best bitter. The emphasis is on sweet, fruity malt and hop character is in pretty short supply - no more than a hint of earthy Goldings. Consequently lacks impact. Couldnít really call this faulty (so Iíve erred on the side of generous in the scoring) but its not my preferred style of bitter at all.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned @Humble Plumb. Light soapy malts with caramel sweetness. Mild hop finish. Lacking in flavour but in no way offensive.
berkshirejohn (3648) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2008 Cask at the Devonshire Arms, South Normanton. Sparkling gold colour with a soapy white head; initially caramel and malt dominate with some traces of fruit, but then a full bodied bitterness develops. An excellent pint of bitter.
cgarvieuk (11021) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden orange colour, with a sweet malt nose. sweet honeyish malt with a little bitter in linger
RichardGretton (4020) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@GBBF, 2006. Syrupy looking golden beer with a hopped and syrupy golden aroma and a dryly hopped flavour. Overall a nice plain beer.
leaparsons (7074) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, GBBF 06. Amber with a small off-white head. Aromas are spicy, earthy hops with yeast lemon and hints of banana. Flavours are caramel malts with butter and zesty lemon. Pretty decent.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask (GBBF 2006): Fruity, astringent bitter with little merit. Copper in colour. Not great.