madmitch76 (12174) - , Essex, - DEC 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
17th October 2011
At the brew pub. Bright clear gold beer, residual white head. Smooth low carbonation palate. Hops not so aggressive here. Subtle fruit medley that is hard to pin down but includes peach and a whisper of grape. Finishes smooth and semi dry with hop bitterness starting to kick in. Nice beer but could have been bolder.
Leighton (8685) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity cask at the London Brewers Showcase, thanks to Ang. Pours clear gold with a frothy, white head. Lovely but delicate aroma, some tropical fruits, some pine. Great flavor, restrained but solid. Some lightly toasted malts give a light sweetness, the biiterness has pine, grapefruit, other citrus rind. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Very well balanced finish, fairly dry, some straw bitterness, light sugar, citrus. Very nice ale.
Phil (175) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Top class pale ale - caramel, warm pale copper body - balanced with good hop flavour, topped off with grassy spicy tropical fruits, I guess from the funky new Kiwi hops in this beaut.
Benzai (5769) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Brew Wharf, London. Color looks like apple juice: very clear golden with no life in it, no head. Smell hops and bitter, lightly fruity as well: pretty decent. Taste nicely taste bitter and hoppy, quite like it. Carbonation very low, body low to medium. Decent beer, nicely done.