johndoughty (4001) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very clear and inviting.Hops dominate with citrus also present. lovely gentle bitterness that is crisp without being too sharp.Excellent.
downender (6361) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at the Hillgrove Porter Stores, Bristol 5/6/07. Amber coloured with little head. Hoppy aroma of hay and herbs. Well-balanced flavours of biscuity malt and hops with a long bitter finish.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Gravicask @ Reading Beer Festival. Slighty to the amber side of golden. Malt, wheat and alcoholic grapefruit in the nose. Similar flavour with a bitter hoppy finish.
cgarvieuk (14659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange, strong orange hoppy with bitter juicy finish, some sharper citrusy tones
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Turf Tavern, Oxford. Very clear pale copper, nicely sticky frothy white head. Softly herbal aroma: grassy, mint dill, hay. A bit of sulfur, but not distracting. Pleasant blended earthy/dill hop flavor, clean malt sweetness, a bit of mint hop finish. Gets a little sweet as the glass progresses, but lots of good flavor, and a nice Spring beer.
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at London Drinker Beer Festival (Friday session), March 2006. Coppery bronze colour. Not much condition. Good hop attack in the aroma with the emphasis on citrus. More of the same on the palate - orange zest with touches of marmalade. Crisp, dry and bitter finish. Sharp as a razor. My type of bitter.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Reading Beer festival. A lightly sweet hoppy bitter, with a slightly bigger body than most bitters. Quite pleasant.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned at Reading BF 2006 (Sunday). Cloudy amber colour. Fruity aroma. Sweet fresh tasting malty beer with fruit some hop character. Fairly standard but good body to it and very drinkable.
StueyD (1175) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A light golden straw colour with a weak head, slightly cloudy. A lemony hop aroma and a citrusy flavour with a dry hoppy finish.
Fin (7538) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Merton Summer Beer Festival 2004 (retrospectively added from diary notes) Great name, great beer, amber in colour fruity lingering taste, my beer of the festival bar none.