maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - FEB 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2013 Cask conditioned handpump Eastgate Northampton. An amber coloured beer with a whitish pool of head and a little lace. Toffee sweetness as is the norm with Caley. Some oaky vanilla notes. Itís perfectly palateable just perfectly predictable. Iíd drink it again for sure. Score 3.4
Subsequent rating scored 3.2. Average becomes 3.3
mr_h (2093) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear amber gold, thin off-white head, minimal malty aroma, earthy, malty, then hint of apple, balance not quite right
dogbomb (753) - ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Deep gold with a thick offwhite head which fades. Nose malts with a slight toffee. Quite light and malty in the mouth, a touch of salty caramel and a little light lime. Nothing too groundbreaking but a decent quaffer.
AshtonMcCobb (1744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
An old rating Iíve just found - somewhere in the West End of Edinburgh, perhaps Bertís Bar. Pours amber with a proportionate head. Burnt malt and dry raisins. Taste of much the same . Quite rounded and drinkable medium bodied and textured. More drinkable than tasty.
thepegjett (1261) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - caramel with a little fruit
A - copper with frothy head
T - sweet
P - mid and soft
O - good
wimpyjoe (2267) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Distinctly un-distinct. Dedicated to rugby lovers this is below par stuff.
stravale (1691) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 25, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask @ JDW Inverness
Copper colour...clear...thin white head
Aroma - Caley malt aroma...sweetish popcorn
Taste - sweet caramel malts..caley popcorn...bit of honeycomb candy...glucose...bit of bitter hops in the background...not great
Soft carb...thin body..sweet palate...sweet tangy. Finish..sweet tangy
Overall - Rather sweet and cloying..not much going on...rather poor beer
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpull at Pullman Folkestone. Sulphur and caramel aroma. Clear amber beer. Quite a lot of character. Someone is playing Elgar. Wonderful. Its a decent rose fruit fruit salad beer. Good nick if a tad tight. Best Caley beer in some time.
Sigmund (4506) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at The Shakespeare, Durham. Copper coloured beer, low head. Malty aroma, notes of toffee and nuts. The flavour is fairly well balanced between the malts and hops, nutty notes.
andsled (24) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
You see what theyíve done there? Thereís a picture of a rugby ball and itís over the crossbar which is worth some points in rugby apparently. So the ball is over the bar. But hang on a second. When you order a pint the barperson will hand it over to you - across the bar. See? Itís also over the bar! Oh how much we enjoyed that one! Just in case your sides havenít yet split, the tag line underneath says ďTry... then be convertedĒ. This is another oblique rugby in-joke too and also bollocks because the beer is indescribably average.
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