downender (7795) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber with a short-lived, off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, orange blossoms and citrus hops. Flavour also started with some sweetness, a hint of spice, huge citrus hops and a big bitter finish. Excellent stuff.
cgarvieuk (20724) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home ... From Bitter virtue ... over livly golden ... big white foam head ... light hop nose ... bitter light spice hop little dry ....
FatPhil (13312) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2010 500ml bottle (UK) - shared by SaintMatty - thanks! (6:3:8:4:14=3.5)
Rich orange, doughy head. Simple malty and meadowy aroma. Sweet caramelly malty body, dry noble hop bitter bite, but a fruitier finish too. Lovely long finish, in fact. Well balanced, and a classic UK bitter. Would love to have this cask, bottles can rarely compare to that.
Rerate: Cask (GBBF2010)
7 Super sharp citrusst aroma, some light grains too.
3 Gold, brief head
7 Big bite immediately. Big on the hops. But pleasant light grains too.
4 Soft palate, carbonation low
14 All round great session bitter.
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2008. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a malty hoppy aroma with some hints of caramel. Sweetish fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.
Svesse (7725) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Cask at GBBF, London, 6 Aug 2008) Golden colour with brief, white head. Fruity nose with notes of citrus, caramel and biscuity malt. Fruity taste with citrus (orange, grapefruit) and a generous citrussy hop character in a floral, slightly soapy finish. Nice beer with good hop flavours.
oh6gdx (24920) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@GBBF2008. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is nectar, hayish hops and some mild fruits mixed in. Flavour is wood, mild spices and flowery hops. Fruity and wooden aftertaste.
thebeertourist (5175) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 08. Hazy golden. Lemony hop aroma. Good bitterness, toffee and lemons flavours. Refreshing and sufficiently complex.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF 08. Golden light amber, very good condition. Fruity and hoppy, it’s very drinkable and has a superb lingering bitter finish. A great English bitter.
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with tiny off white head. Sweet and fruity aroma with discrete hoppy and citric notes. Floral flavor that ends mild bitter.
SaintMatty (6629) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2009 Cask at The Guide Dog, Southampton- Dark golden in colour with a pale head. The aroma is hoppy and floral with peaches and sticky toffee being detected. The taste is mildly bitter and hoppy and very well balanced. A great pint.