chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) at GBBF, Day 2, August 2006. Blondish amber colour with a creamy head. A distinctly handsome beer. Light hop character in the flavour but nothing too distinctive (6/4/6/3/11 = 3.0). AND AGAIN - Cask (handpump), Penderels Oak (JDW), Holborn, London, October 2006. Gold colour with a decent white head. The aroma has a strangely toffee-ish element that was a bit odd for a pale beer. Otherwise citric. More citrus in the flavour. A fresh, crisp beer that drank nicely. Just a bit weird on the nose.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Cask at JDW] Buttery toffee nose, some citric hop notes. Medium body, sweet and toasted leads to dry finish.
Gr0ve (2107) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1/2 pint cask, Thompsons, Edinburgh. Bright golden with a nice creamy white head. Nutty and caramel malts in the nose. Rich hoppy and nutty flavours. Surprisingly nutty, hazelnut-like. Smooth, but watery, mouthfeel. Very gentle flavours and the beer is soft. There is a nice crisp bitterness throughout, but mellows out in the finish.
Beer4000 (4258) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Archibald Simpson, Aberdeen, ”The Full Moon Beer Festival” 20. October. Hazy golden colour with a tiny white head. Fruity aroma. Flavour is fresh, fruity cascade dominated with a modest bitterness. Short, dry finish. OK but not outstanding in any way.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2007 Cask at JDW, Bedford. Golden with a white head. Sweet fruit and hop aroma. Very sweet taste, perhaps of raspberry. Nice ending with a subtle dryness. A beer that improves as you drink it. Later (3.5.07) cask at Wetherspoons, MK. Horribly buttery, the taste dominating the fruit. Rated it only 2.1
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker St. JDW. Standard stuff. Quite perfumed and just a little sweetness. Tried it all before.
Finn (3754) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2006
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask/gravity at The St Albans Beer Festival 29 Sep 06. Golden coloured. A tiny head. Some fruity aroma. Sourish flavour. Dry bitter finish. OK - but average.
Rune (7226) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Half pint on gravity. Golden. No head. Fresh fruity aroma. A scottish brew with lots of citrus and hops and with some malts lurking behind (The 11th St Albans Beer Festival, 29.09.2006)
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden colour with a small dense white head. Light malty sweet aroma with a balanced hoppy floral note. Malty sweet flavor with a hoppy perfume floral finish.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 02/08/2006
Floral and hop aromas. Golden coloured hoppy and slightly pale with a hint of dryness in a crisp and slightly creamy finish.