Theydon_Bois (5297) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gravity dispense at the Happy Man Autumn BF, Englefield Green, 11/10/13.
Lightly hazed golden amber with little in the way of head.
Nose is caramel, floral hops, fruity punch.
Taste comprises edlerflower, strawberries, lgiht hop presence, toasted malts.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
mr_h (2094) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask by gravity at Ayrshire Beer Festival, Troon (13 Oct 12) - deep golden, slight haze, thin off-white head, floral hop aroma, wheat, toffee, berry fruit notes, high carbonation, dry finish, bitter aftertase
tombyars (1269) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this in The Three Judges, Glasgow in February 2003. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear dark amber in colour with a thin white head. Good malty note in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and little lacing. Pale malts give a maltloaf note with juicy raisins and honeydew melon. Slight prickle of hop resins in the aftertaste impart a resiny tanin flavour. The finish is well balanced with fruity malt and dusty hops. A reasonable
sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5l mini cask. Bubbly, mostly disappearing white head & a clear golden orange body. Good English hop nose with a delicate orange citrus bite and biscuity malts. Ever so slight citrus flavours on the tongue with good honeyish & bready malt sweet notes. Some yeast & earth at the back too. Soft & crisp with just a touch of carbonation. Light to medium body, finishing with a grassy hop & toasted malt bitterness.
altonbrownd (4485) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Wheatsheaf. Dark golden body with no head. Bitter and eggy nose. Taste is sweet, hoppy, malty. Caramel flavour. Pretty good.
peter48er (171) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle conditioned. About 1 month past its best before date.I got the distinct smell of apples on the nose. It poured a light amber colour with only a small head but plenty of carbonation, Very fruity in the mouth with a subtle sweetness. A very drinkable beer.
ladnewton (1243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Guest cask at the Oakdale Arms, London N4 on 25th June 2009. Crystal-clear amber coloured bitter with an off white head that dies fairly quickly in the glass. Complex hoppy aroma, akin to Woodfordes "Wherry" with herb, grass and perfume notes prevalent. Kick flavour is less intense, but the aromas last through until a medium duration dry finish on a smooth mouthfeel. Rather pleasant.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, gravity, at Cambridge Beer Festival ’09. Copper amber with a white head. Intense malty aroma with some yeast. Strawy hops with the malt in the taste. Some bitterness. I thought this was well balanced and extremely good.
Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Copper clear colour with no head. Nutty aroma with some spices and walnut cake? A little flowery. Taste was hoppy, sweet with a sweet finish. A little spice but feels thin in the mouth. Ok, quite drinkable, but nothing special.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the King’s Head, Norwich, "Post-Xmas Crawl Part 2", 28th Dec 08. Amber, lacy head. Dry & fruity - gooseberry is a key flavour. Slight smokiness too, definitely an oakey, woody note. Aroma is like the flavour. Nice stuff.