DartingTrough99 (1) - - SEP 25, 2001 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This ale is superb! The aroma still reminds me of the first time I tried it. It’s a warm fruity ale, that has a great ’afters’. The Brewery is small but very friendly. They don’t have a huge area of coverage, but if you see this in a pub, try it. You will not be dissapointed.
Nuffield (3718) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light yellow/amber but a milky froth of a head. Hoppy, floral aroma which would strike pleasing notes with many American tasters. Very smooth and oh so creamy. Strong citrus flavors, pink grapefruit, touch of tangerine, but the bitterness, while definite there, is beautifully held in balance in ways that most American brewers of IPAs could only dream of achieving. [This is organic? So the pump-clip says.] Holy cow, I can't believe I'm rating a standard UK cask ale this high...on this night, in this pub, at least, this was a truly outstanding glass of beer. (on tap, Hobgoblin, Oxford)
Fin (7805) - 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.
imdownthepub (10768) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned at The Wharf House, Oxford. Golden beer with frothy head. Warm smooth fruity beer with orange peel flavours and plummy undertone. Loads of hops, loads of flavour.
johndoughty (4114) - 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.
rubbishystuff (1899) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at the Ring O’ Bells in Hinton Blewitt. I remember this beer quite fondly as a very nice example of a lovely ESB. Of course my judgment is quite pleasantly clouded by memories of a lovely barmaid and a charming country pub. Serving: Cask
DanielBrown (3963) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Waitrose, Marlborough, Wilts. Very nice beer. Poured a thickish looking hazy orange, with a little head. Fresh and fizzy on the tongue, with a citrus blast giving way to a delicious bundle of hops in the middle - tangy. Things get slightly watered down on the finish, but this is still an above average hoppy brew.
chriso (7428) - 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.
Ungstrup (29956) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is lovely of oranges and aroma hops.
The color is orange and it has no head. The flavor is lightly sweet in the beginning, watery in the middle, but with a good bitter end combined with notes of grass and oil. A very nice beer.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Blonde ale with a large fluffy white head. Fruity blond with a well rounded bitter flavour. Finishes well and is superb condition. Drinking with Yogi, Pivo and their friends Joe and Kelly (Silk was on his way). Our first beer at the Lock just before the doors shut, and a great night was just getting better.