DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the alfread herring. Aroma is grassy citrus hops, quite a bit of earthy mossy fresh character too. Taste is quite balanced as theres more than just pale malt in here, the piney hoppy character makes it quite drinkable stuff.
berkshirejohn (4970) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Wetherspoons, Hammersmith. Copper colour with a thin cream head; citrus aroma; very hoppy with a fruity citrus flavour and a strongly bitter finish. Very pleasant.
harrisoni (14681) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask handpull at Wetherspoons, Folkestone. Copper colour with lasting off white head. Aroma of strong grapefruit and hop. Very hoppy for a UK bitter, more like an APA, with glittering floral hop on finish. Some American hops I guess from the amount of grapefruit. Malts show moderate juiciness with just enough balance to carry the hops. Man, what an APA at the end of a long week. Lovely and tingly on the finish. Good grapefruit. Barman? Another one of these please.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2011 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A copper coloured beer with an off white head. More malt than hop in the aroma, although the berry fruitiness is probably from both elements. The taste is over complicated and a bit messy with too much going on for a 4.3% beer. The fruitiness and the hops just don’t quite strike a perfect balance. Score 3.3
Subsequent rating scored 3.4. Score unchanged
imdownthepub (11135) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Dark amber with white head. Hoppy nose but quite a dull body, maybe served too cold or overaged but it was slightly amalgameted in flavour. There was some fruitiness however and a finishing dry hoppiness, I think that it was probably just badly served and I hope to rate again. My 1st Brewsters from the new Grantham Brewery, I’m hoping for better.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2014 Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford. Poured a clear copper colour, with a scummy white head and some lacing. Malt heavy aroma, with some caramel and floral hop. Grassy hop flavour, with some soft fruit and grain. Finish was light bitter hop, bready malt and mango sweetness. Pretty so-so.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned @ Giddy Bridge (JDW), Soton. Fruity zesty hops with some gentle malt sweetness apparent. Pretty tasty but slightly lacking in the finish. Seems to be screaming for a full on bitter finish rather than the mild bitterness on display.
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 cask @ 2nd pembury fest. Amber. Lovely candied orange and caramel aroma with hops (of course). Taste of fresh orange zest and brown sugar. Salty bitter finish.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Cask at the Pembury. Copper colour. Very fresh and hoppy, specifically fresh cut grass. Aromatic, flowery and citric, its all about the hops apart from a very polite nod towards the malt. Good bitter finish. Quite liked it.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2008 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Copper amber with a small head. Floral hoppy aroma. Distinctly bitter finish with some sweet malt in between. 16.10.08 Cask at Spoons, Milton Keynes. Wet flannel aroma. Very sweet malty taste. Some bitterness. Rated:4,4,6,4,11:2.9. The pumpclip picture of a rooster has been replaced by an Aubrey Beardsley-style drawing of a languid young lady showing some of her chest. I wonder why.