madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
9th October 2013
Euston Tap. Cask. Lightly hazy gold beer with a nice creamy white head. Palate is softish and dry. Good fine carbonation. In nice condition this beer. Skunky hops with quite a strong bitterness. Light grape. Touch of white wine and very light tropical fruits before a smooth and light finish. Unusual.
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at caley ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft dry zezty woody hop nose ... light oily floral hop ... juicy fruits ... orange and grapefruit ... light oily grapefruit linger ...
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, bitter, floral, fruity...clean pale and good kiwi hops. Very nice balance and quite delicious.
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2013 Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours mostly clear gold with a creamy, white head. Day-old urine in the nose with straw and biscuity pale malts. Medium sweet flavor with lots of pissy bitterness, some tangy tropical fruits, light minerals. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish with more pee, melon, kumquat, lime, dry pale malts, hints of salt. A slow starter, but this beer finishes strong. Great Southern Hemisphere character, very good balance. I could easily drink pints of this beer. (4.0)
Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours a fuzzy gold with a thick, white cream head. Sweet, doughy malt nose. Medium sweet flavor with pale malts, dry dough, some lightly bitter hay. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Mostly dough to finish, white sugar, faint citrus, light lime, pee and straw. Easygoing stuff. (3.7)
imdownthepub (10226) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at The Old Contemptibles, Birmingham. Hazy gold with white head. There is a good, sharp aroma to this leading to a bitter, dry beer with plenty of fruity flavours, proudly I did write gooseberry down, before seeing the description above, along with grapefruit and apricot. At the end of a long days beer hunting this came over really well on a tired palate. Very good.
Theydon_Bois (8667) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Euston Tap - 31/10/12.
Hazy golden amber with a mahooooosive frothy white had. Very lively in the pour took a while to come through and good lacing followed.
Bitter grapefruit up front on the nose, mango, assorted tropical tones plus the bloke next to me’s BO ! I moved - rancid bastard it was only 4.30pm! I digress, nose continued with sweet candy and light mineral tones.
Tastes of bitter grapefruit, a little pine, sweet popcorn, light caramel, mineral tones, great all round piney hop bitterness.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation and a smooth finish on the palate.
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hastily guzzled pint, Euston Tap, 24/08/13. Curry leaf, grapefruit, biscuit and cheese nose. Bitter stewed tonic and grapefruit vibes; curry leaf, herb... didn’t get the barrel or the gooseberry. Low foam over clear gold. Finishes with a pils-like rasp. Left me wanting more.
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 3/09/2012. Gold with a slight white head. Light, aroma of tropical fruit with some gooseberry and grassy hops. Flavour was more assertive, with the tropical fruit more pronounced, some balancing sweet malts and a lingering, dry finish. Very good.
SaintMatty (5242) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Town Wall, Newcastle) - Hazy amber in colour. Gooseberries, grapes and peach in the aroma. Hoppy and fruity taste with gooseberries, grapefruit and peach detected.
Cunningham (4492) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear amberish color with an off white head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Malty, fruity and hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet, and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Fresh malty, balanced tropical fruity and lovely citric hoppy.
Overall impression: What a pleasant surprise. I just had to try this kiwi stuff. Not that much kiwi flavor. Although a lot of fresh tropical fruits.
Personal stats: On tap at The Philharmonic in Liverpool, England.