Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at Plough?, Long Wittenham, Oxon on the 4th leg of the Thames Tipple, this time Oxford to Wallingford 15-03-08 Pours mid brown, good standard earthy bitter nice malts, nice dry finish, tasty.
Crunchie (36) - Somerset, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2008 A popular beer, malt and hops aroma and sometimes sulphur, biscuity (Protzy!) malt taste with a good bitterness and some fruit, however there is quite an offputting yeast flavour. An olive oil producer once told me it reminded him of uncooked snails. How often he eats those I am unsure. A good, easy bitter, not much excitement in there and for my taste a disagreeable yeast flavour - good body and dry finish however.
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Bon Accord. Aroma is minimal to start but becomes a good balance of biscuity malts with slight hop resin and floural notes. Taste is a similar bag of tricks slight peppery note in the finish. Great session ale.
berkshirejohn (6067) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Amber with a creamy off-white head; citrus aroma; smooth and creamy texture; sharp bitter burst to start then developing an orange fruitiness; dry buttery and biscuity finish. An excellent everyday bitter.
jonessmj (1) - USA - OCT 1, 2007 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From The Holman Clavel, Somerset. Extremely good light tawny beer. Slightly buttery texture. My favourite beer of all time.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - AUG 23, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hand pulled pint from the Fleece Hotel, Cirencester: poured amber with a small head. Light aroma of herbal hops and grain. Pretty watery all the way around with some light hop notes and malt. Moderate bitter finish. Not real good.
anders37 (23355) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ The Gatehouse, Highgate, London. Pours a clear golden color with no head. Fruity and slightly malty aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweet malty hoppy flavor. Sweet malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
joe19612 (2618) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF 2007. poured a brown tawny colour with a very thin white head. Has a slightl malty taste. Not a bad beer.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@The St Margarets, St Margarets. Pretty boring bitter, Earthy malt/hop notes. Neither standing out. Light, dull, soggy mouthfeel. Boring.
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Carpenter’s Arms, Marylebone, London 29 Apr) Amber colour with firm off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with dark fruit, prunes, hints of chocolate and earthy hops. Malty taste with dark fruit, orange marmalade and nice notes of earthy hops in a bitter finish. Very well balanced. Really good beer.