jackl (4994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ JDW, Victoria Station. The pour’s light gold with a tiny white head. The aroma’s of light tropical fruit salad - plenty of pineapple, mango, salty pacific trade wind. Some armpit. The taste is fresh-cut grass, more pineapple and lemon peel. A bit of skunky armpit. Soft, and approachable. The flavors are funky, but would still be welcomed by your typical JDW punter. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, a fairly flavor beer. Nice stuff. this drinks like a solid APA with training wheels on it.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 2 Nov 2012. Poured a clear golden, with a dense white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, peaches and crystal malt. Caramel flavour, with some pineapple and melon. Finish was citrus hop, cereal and light spice.
SilkTork (5278) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nov, 2012. JDW, Gravesend. Pale gold. Soft biscuit malt with juicy sweet citric hops - lovely and refreshing, but not aggressive. A very enjoyable drop.
tampierre (859) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask ; Devon ; UK ; Citrus,floral and toasty aroma ; Golden color with smaller head ; Lighter sweet and medium bitter taste ; Medium body ; Not bad.
imdownthepub (10654) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. Not sure what had happened here, you would have thought that all the Festival beers had been used by now. This was ok though, quite fruity, pineapple and melon in character with a hoppy dryness. I quite enjoyed it.
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Golden in colour, with a slight white head. Tropical aroma of lime pickle, grapefruit and lemon. Solid, biscuit malt flavours, with more fruit and a lingering, dry finish. Good.
Finn (4402) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Willow Walk, Victoria 2 Nov 11. JDW festivalřl. Gyldenbrun. Nesten ikke skum. Litt uklar. God plommearoma. Myk munnfřlelse. Smaken plommer. Blir třrr & litt syrlig etter hvert.
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Has a fruit nose, slightly more malty in its flavour. Golden with a small head.
Rune (8497) - Tromsř, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Festival beer, one-third pint at JDWs Willow Walk. Tiny white head, spotty lacing, close to clear amber-gold body. Dry fruity hops to the nose. Wheat, lemon and grapefruits in flavour. Firm bittersweet tail. Decent beverage (London, 02.11.2012).
Nocturne (888) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at JDW. Golden colour with a lasting white head. Good use of US hops evident on the nose with lots of grapefruit and tropical notes. Fruity, well-balanced taste with some nice pithy bitterness in the finish. Really drinkable and refreshing. Impressive stuff for sure.
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask handpull, The Felix, Nuneaton, 13/11/12. Pre-match feed with Octo. Piled, fine lacing straw. Enticingly catty, stewed, hairy chlorophyll and lemon-zested aroma: 8. Juicy, hop-forward goodness; levels of tropical fruit, zest and flowers layered over thick biscuit. Bitter soapy linger. Bizarre this is listed as a premium bitter/ESB- to me its’s the very definition and embodiment of an (English) Golden Ale and why that style is my favourite on Earth. Clean, ringing, softly humming with hop. Juicy biscuit base. Excellent, and pick of the ELEVEN new festival beers that are on in Nuneaton’s 2 Spoons now that the festival is over. Infuriating. And kid-in-a-sweetshop time at once....