SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
JDW Spring Fest - Rochester. A very drinkable and attractive ale. Caramel notes. Good juicy residual sweetness. This is a lovely malt character with a nicely balanced and well integrated hop character. A bit jammy, and OK for it. Blackberry and black cherry notes. Lovely. I could drink this stuff all day.
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Globe, Frampton Cotterell, S Gloucestershire 06/09/09. Inviting, clear amber in colour with a billowy white head that left rings down the glass. Aroma of grassy hops, apricots and a touch of hay. Flavour of biscuit malt, with a trace of citrus and decent dry finish. Good.
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Golden with a cream off-white head. Aromas are caramel and peach with floral notes. Light grapefruit and pine. Flavours are sweet caramel and biscuit malts with grapefruit and lemon marmalade. Sweet hops the finish. Fresh and clean on palate. Good.
berkshirejohn (5396) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, gravity dispensed, at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading. Straw with a ring of white head; fruity aroma; light dry fruity flavour; with light spicy hops giving a dry finish. A simple, straightforward, honest, bitter.
wheresthepath (1876) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Gravity cask at Back of Beyond, Reading] Toffee and fruity malt with just the right amount of bitterness. Nothing unusual here, but Brains do seem to do these sort of ales very well - good stuff!
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The name is nice and compromising. Had it from a tap and it was nice to drink, a little too bitte rfor my taste but very well-brewed.
chriso (7512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) at the Museum Tavern, Bloomsbury, August 2009. I think this was probably a special but Iím not entirely sure. Attractive rich amber colour. Thin but lasting head. Pleasant and fruity. Straightforward but tasty enough. Iím not usually a big fan of Brains beers but I enjoyed this more than most of the standard Brains fare.
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 21/04/2010
Some hop aroma. Golden bronze coloured and hoppy with a dry and slightly peppery malt finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Manchester & County JDW, Manchester 25/04/2010
Hop aroma. Golden coloured floral and hoppy with a dry and slightly bitter full malt finish.
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
28th August 2009
Clear amber beer. Semi dry palate. Sweetish malt with a pleasing amount of banana ester. Liptons peach tea malts! Finishes dry and a little floral.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Eastgate Northampton. A golden coloured beer with a loose off-white bubbly head. Grassy in the nose and mouth but with a high level of bitterness. Straightforward but drinkable enough.