downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol, October 2013. Deep gold with a slight, white head. Typically Butcombe solid malts, with some decent tropical fruit character and dryish finish. Good Beer.
BeerViking (1815) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Prince of Wales, Westbury on Trym. Pale amber with a fine lacing head and that grapey aroma. Earthy and faintly fruity bitterness well balanced with juicy malt, though with a slightly harsh bitter edge in the finish.
maeib (8051) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Eastgate Northampton 14/11/13 A golden coloured beer with a bright white bubbly head. Good NZ hops for sure. Nice and sharp without being harsh. Malts balance nicely. Nose quite restrained. Flavoursome.
imdownthepub (9163) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. Lightly hopped beer, there is a definite Southern hemisphere hop note to it, kiwi fruit, tropical and a hint of dry smokiness. A decent beer as expected from this brewer, good.
wimpyjoe (2269) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ White Hart, Todmorden. Golden with a creamy head. It’s well hopped with a good body and a more malty aroma.
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
17th October 2013
Crosse Keys Spoons. Cask. Clear amber beer, no head. Smooth palate, slightly soft with very fine carbonation. Light malt with well buried bitter toffee. Pleasant hop flavours of light grape and floralness. Smooth finish with a mild caronated nibble.
Theydon_Bois (5297) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Willow Walk, Land of Hope and Gloria, 24/10/13.
Clear golden with a thin off white covering that retains well.
Nose is juicy hops, light tropcials, bitter orange, grass, toasted malts.
Taste comprises tropical fruit sundae, hint of grapefruit, toast malts, light pine.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finale with light hop bitterness.
Decent GB, 2nd best beer of the 2013 JDW Autumn fest for me, after the Adnams/Stone CDA.
RichTheVillan (1629) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall: clear amber pour with soapy beige head, fruity aroma, taste is earthy citrus, sweet malts and a hint of grapes.
mike_77 (2417) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colour. Tropical fruit aroma and taste. A smooth drink with a lasting bitter, dry finish.
Beese (674) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 17 October. Poured a clear copper colour with a thin white head and good lacing. Aroma of caramel, floral hops and ripe berries. Grassy hop flavours balanced nicely with chewy malt and a peppery hint. Finishes with lemon zests, caramel and a nice bitter hop edge. Good bitter.