Leighton (8750) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours clear yellow with a rich, pure white foam cap. Aroma holds a lot of hay and mild citrus. Flavor is like juice, orange juice, nice and sweet, mild bitterness of zesty citrus and hay. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Finishes sweet, semi-sticky, plenty more juicy orange, tangerine and ripe lemon. Very good beer.
DruncanVeasey (6641) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull, The Chandlers Arms, Shearsby, arse end of Leicester, 08/05/11. Brilliant, finely lacing gold. Soft spliffy hop aroma with fresh grass, hay, slight minerals and pine. Less overtly hoppy taste; watery cherry, ganja and malted milk notes combined with a seawater-dappled stone and Alka Seltzer minerality. Gnaw of almond showing. A bit limp after the AllGates PG.
downender (5662) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 9/03/2011. Deep gold with a slight white head. Some citrus hop character with a touch of pineapple and dryish finish. Ok.
markas101 (1754) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Sheffield, UK. Pure gold colour. Floral pine aroma with some lime in the background. Bright fresh flavour, active but not overpowering. Pepper at first, then transitions to a long dry finish with some sweetness on the tip of the tongue.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: clear straw and baled hay under a white head which leaves lace and a blotchy thin layer of foam behind. Swirls with a thicker collar without disturbing the already established lace.
Nose: breads; whole fresh loaves direct from the bakery. Gentle fresh herbs; basil, sage. Honey kisses. Cut straw and freshly baled hay, dry and crisp.
Palate: clean, crisp, and dry in the back of each quaff. Straw and bread crust. Herbs linger in the breath with fresh dried basil and sage. Honey crust in the middle with fresh baked white breads. Lemon skin provides pleasant bitterness in the back, lingering atop the tongue. Sense of brightness overall with flavors centered in the middle.
Final Thoughts: quintessentially English, if I do say so myself. A session quaffer with fresh breads and herbs being the welcome stars of the show. Thanks to Sharon for bringing back this gem from her trip to England.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… Clear straw-colored ale with a small, wispy, white head. Good retention. Peppery musky bouquet… almost herbal – pale grains and is that basil? Light-bodied and fizzy. The flavor is well-balanced and clean. Lightly bitter. Short, crisp finish. Bottle courtesy of otakuden!
imdownthepub (9201) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Fest ’10. Gold with white head. There is a heavy floral note about this, some sweetness and toffee, a touch heavy. Quite challenging to the palate.
shrubber85 (6515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sweet hay and barley malt aroma. Slightly hazy yellow color wtih moderate head. Sweet honey, barley malt, and moderately bitter hay hops flavor. Decent body. Very good beer.
Bullit (3725) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Bon Accord. Pale golden colour, white bubbles. Aroma is lots of lemon. Flavour is lemon hops, bit of grapefruit. Flavour is fruity, grapes. Slightly dry finish. Can be very refresing.
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear medium to dark yellow to orange color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, sweet malt, malt extract. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light light bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft.