Theydon_Bois (7002) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity dispense at the Happy Man Spring Beer Festival, 14/03/14.
Clear golden with a good sized off white head of bubbles.
Nose is tangy citric fruit, bread dough, tangerine, straw, toasty ring.
Taste comprises bitter orange, hop notes, toasty come pale maltings, light caramel, hint of vanilla.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent GB - nice sessionable stuff carrying a noticeable hop presence.
FatPhil (8604) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2014)
Grapefruity bitterness, like chewing on the seeds, but it is a fruity aroma. Watery palate. Harsh minerally chalky finish. Too harshly bitter.
Hermod (2811) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@ Gallows Bird, Espoo. Clear golden, thin white head. Light citrusy aroma, weak aroma overall. Flavor has citrus, rhubarb, hops. Super dry. Thin body. Not bad, but feels over hopped for the abv, now if thats possible.
rosenbergh (6105) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Gallows Bird, Espoo, Finland.
Clear golden colour with a tiny white head.
Papery dryness, malt and mild hops in the weak aroma.
Thin hoppy flavour with quite strong bitterness. Thin and unbalanced.
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VastActiv (2201) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Real Ale Festival 2014. Colour is clear golden with small bubbly white head. Aromas and flavours: Some fruits, grass, hints of hops and malts. Clean and simple.
tiong (3073) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Gallows Bird Real Ale Festval 2014
Pours clear yellow with a bubbly head. Aroma of citrus, grass and caramely malts. Taste is light, fruity and bitter with massive amounts of hops, hints of citrus and grapefruit. Finish is extremely hoppy, bitter and slightly fruity with long lasting hoppy notes. Nice.
laiti (4949) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Gallows Bird ⅩⅦ Real Ale Festival
Aroma is a bit musty with some fruity hops and hints of grain. Also pineapples. Flavour is hoppy with woody tones, some minerals and fruits. Finishes with lingering hops. Also hints of caramel. Nice and hoppy; a positive surprise.
jmgreenuk (3580) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Anchor, Digbeth, Birmingham. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head and some broken lace. The aroma is creamy caramel and fruit. The flavour is medium bitter with a hop bitter slightly fruity barnyard palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a long bitter finish.
imdownthepub (9636) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Fest ’13. Pale gold with white head. Thinnish body with a grainy, light malt followed by a really pleasant lemony hop note, drying, lightly bitter and fresh. Lengthy on the palate. Pleasant.
garthicus (2594) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at The Coach House, Potton. Appearance: slightly hazy golden yellow, thick bright white head. Aroma: yes! Hops, I’ve been craving hops these past 3 days in Potton and now there’s some, lemon rind, hint of mango as orange peel, wheaty too. Flavour: bitter hops with a lovely lemon peel flavour, lovely citrus notes, a hint of wheat and yeast but with a fantastic hoppy finish. Lovely.