DruncanVeasey (7099) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2011 1) Cask handpull, The Stable Bar, Monsal Head Hotel, Monsal Head, Derbyshire. Resolving straw thick and milky with condition. Delicate lemony, wood sap, fresh hop aroma like the sticky dried hopcone Octo just found in the hedgerow, but with fresh lychee hints as the head subsides. Deep stewed spicy hop tea flavour with a lingering smoked creaminess. Hints of celery and bacon. Complex malt and hops, perfectly dovetailed. Beautiful. 848416=4.
2) Hand-pulled by myself, Wolvey village hall, Wolvey- the afternoon after my wedding reception. And at least a gallon the night before. Different beer to in Derbyshire..even better. Aroma of pineapple jelly and cream, satsumas, lightly mouldy, grapefuit and lemonade. Pungent, resinous, almost shocking marmalade and tonic bitterness softening into satsuma and rich tea biscuit. Utterly brilliant pale gold soaked with condition and lace. Packed with hops and malt, character and sessionabilty. For me everything that’s pure, sociable and beautiful about English beer compressed into a pint glass. Got me through the most stressful and emotional 15mins of my life- my groom’s speech. Cheers Buxton.
ladnewton (1375) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2013 Cask at the Southampton Arms, London on 16th June 2011. Gold with lasting white lacing head. Hoppy, fruity aroma with malt notes, floral and grapefruit hoppiness in-mouth and a smoky kick. Grapefruit citrus aftertaste. RE-RATING 3RD JANUARY 2013. Bottle at home, Christmas gift. Pours clear gold with off-white head and lasting lace. Grapefruit hoppy aroma. Rich grass and grapefruit in-mouth, and an increasingly bitter finish. Zingy mouthfeel and light to medium body. Beautifully crafted,
omhper (19194) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Hazy golden. Aroma of kiwi fruits and mango. Mid dry with light body and soft, firm mouthfeel. Lovely elegant light malt profile that hides under a wealth of tropical fruit hops. Long bitter finish. Hugely drinkable hoppy light ale.
imdownthepub (9961) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned at Merton Winter Beer Fest ’13. Gold with white head. Drinking this you would never put the ABV at 3.6%. Really good depth to the malts, biscuity, crisp then lemony, citrus hops. There is a general light sweetness smoothing everything out. Just an excellent beer.
JohnRMurdoch (3172) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Great Grog. Cloudy pale yellow colour, reasonable head. Biscuit & tropical fruit aroma. Biscuit, citrus fruit & lemon flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Good light refreshing blond beer.
Benzai (7226) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
50cl bottle @ home. Lightly unclear yellow golden color, full sized rough white head that leaves a good lacing. Smell malts, hops, slightly perfume. Taste malts, hops, bitter and lightly citrussy. Extremely fresh and easy drinkable. I wouldn’t mind having this all night. Medium carbonation, medium body. Very enjoyable.
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como, bb Aug 2013
Blond color, with straw hue; small head. The aroma is mild, with fruity hops, grass and spices. Dry mouthfeel with good malt-toffee flavor, hay, and excellent hopping, very herbaceous, with touch of citrus fruits and spices (pepper); long final.
Excellent, very drinkable.
aspirationale (1) - Bangor, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 11, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very hoppy, citric nose with the flavour to compliment it. Held it’s head well and had a great grapefruit aftertaste. Definately one for the summer months, but a smashing session beer
k0mpsa (1068) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at eikan pub. Hazy lemon yellow color with white head. Amazing hoppy aroma with fruits. Hoppy, fruity and very good taste. Like this one!
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - JAN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ottima pale ale non bella da vedere, bionda sporca, poca schiuma, ottimo aroma frutti gialli e soprattutto ottimo gusto agrumato leggermente speziato e erbaceo amaro soprattutto ne finale! Grande birrificio!