bobinlondon (1241) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Handpulled cask at JDW Charring X Rd. Amber with an off white head. Easy drinking but rather bland best bitter with no stand out flavours.
harrisoni (12070) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask handpull at County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. Yeasty bitter, ok, much like a hundred other bitters. Not much hop at all.
imdownthepub (9166) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Amber with white head. Balanced type bitter with a grainy, slightly tinny malt body, reasonable depth then a herby, orangey hop note. Dryish and a touch of toastiness. Reasonable.
leaparsons (7495) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Amber with a cream head. Aromas are weetabix and chocolate malts with cream and some nuttiness. Flavours are toffee and dark syrup with some herbal notes. Grapefruit with spritzy yeast. Fruit, dry and bitter on the finish. Well balanced bitter.
sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask - West Gate Inn (JDW), Canterbury. Dark copper with a fine, creamy white head and considerable lacing. Lightly fruity malt aromas, toasty malts and toffee. The toffee becomes more pronounced on the tongue with the toastiness seeming a touch more roasty with some biscuit malt and a dry, lightly hopped finish. Soft mouthfeel, low carbonation, light to medium body.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford, in ’Spoons BF ’09. Copper orange with a white head. Faint aroma. Sadly it was a bit warm and the grassy taste seemed a little stale and composted. Traces of bread and grain. Some slightly woolly bitterness.
maeib (8059) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton. A copper coloured beer with a loose off-white head. The aroma is lightly fruity and there are yeasty notes. Better in the mouth with reasonable fruitiness. Only average really.
downender (5640) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the JDW in Staple Hill, Bristol 30/10/09. Deep gold in colour with a tight white head. Aroma of oranges, apricots and fruity hops. Flavour of grainy malts, more fruit and a short, bitter finish. Good.
berkshirejohn (3969) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading. Gold with a ring of white head; hedgerow fruit aroma; light body with purple fruit flavours and biscuity malts; lightly hopped finish.