maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Lamplighter Northampton 29/08 A golden beer with a white head and lace. Soapy and citrussy. A biscuity side to the malt. Reasonably hoppy with nice hop flavours. A touch of sherbert. Tasty enough and should have been served cooler.
leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Hazy pale gold with a bubbly foam. Aromas are melon, pineapple and grapefruit with base biscuit malts. Hints of loran honey with lemon. Flavours are very clean hops with mellow lemon and floral/spicy notes. Pithy bitterness on the finish with a dry aftertaste. Went down very quickly. Good.
kermis (2463) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the griffin inn. Clear golden pour with a white head. Hoppy citrus aroma. Flavor also citrus with a light bitterness and smooth mouthfeel.
deanso (3185) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
on handpump at the Griffin, Shustoke.
Thick creamy white head. Clear blond/golden pour. Nice beer
imdownthepub (8470) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at The Town Wall Tavern, Coventry. Gold with white head. Interesting spicy notes with herbs, quite different to the normal Golden ales. Perfumed basil type flavour. Very strange.
johndoughty (3283) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Exploded out of the bottle despite being stored correctly.Not a good start. Cloudy yellow appearance with a bitter flavour. Probably quite pleasant if bottled correctly.This is what gives micro breweries a bad name.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Egham Beer Festival on 20 August 2011. Gold with a slight haze. Thin white head but lasted well. Excellent condition. Strong citrus and fruity aroma. More tangy citrus on the palate. Tasty stuff - very zesty and refreshing. Plenty of depth for the ABV. Good use of US hops.
DruncanVeasey (6112) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2012 500ml bottle from Alexander Wines, Coventry. Pours burnished with a slightly rocky, well-retained white head. Decent, flowery, slightly earthy hop aroma with suggestions of aniseed, pineapple, herbs (fenugreek?) and lime jelly. Crisp and pleasantly hopped with a good rasp of bitterness and husky malt to finish. Maybe could use a touch more sparkle and zest from those 3 US hops but as a Coventrian I’m thrilled a micro has finally set up in the city and is brewing and bottle conditioning stuff as good as this. Big bonus points. ’Hedonistic’ scale, right?
2) Just had a bottle of this with a really pungent, refreshing, Bazooka chew, gooseberry and lily thing going- a bit horsey, a ringer for Orval. In fact better than the crate of Orval I’ve got under the stairs- way more personality. Scored up from 737314=3.4.