ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Chrisoís pre-GBBF tasting. Poured a golden orange, with no real head. Toffee, grassy, boozy, floral and slightly yeasty
oh6gdx (19677) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From plastic milk bottle@The Chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011 "Donkey Dork Lord Edition". Yellowish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, earthy, grassy and a bit herbal. Flavour is quite much the same along with some mild caramel.
planky84 (1786) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the milk container at Chris Oís pre-GBBF shindig, courtesy of Ian. Dark gold pour, no head. Strong citrus nose. Lemon zest and wheat flavour. Light bitter finish.
KyotoLefty (5590) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Milk jug version at Chrisoís, thanks to Ian. Golden, almost still, inviting citrus aroma. Dry, bitter flavor, a bit bland but nicely hoppy, citrus and a nice peppery finish.
Leighton (8744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ChrisOís Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Thoughtfully brought in milk containers by Ian. Pours clear, light gold. Has some toasty grain and straw on the nose. Light sweet flavor, toast, grainish. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Dry, lightly leafy finish with mild toast. Nice, easy beer.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, bottled by harrisoni, at chrisoís pre-GBBF Shindig í11. Gold. Grapefruit hop aroma. Sweet fruity taste with some nettles, and a sharp bitter finish. Excellent.
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
hand bottle at chriss... gold yellow ... musty hop that imnot fond of ... soft dry fruits ... light woody hop ... soft toffee ..
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate. At Chris Oís pre GBBF.
Clean gold no head. Good citric notes, nice bitterness. Really drinkable. Good straw notes in the finish. Straightforward but enjoyable.
Fin (6666) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpump at The Foundry Brewpub, Canterbury, Kent 16th July 2011, in company of Ian and the jolly nice brewer Tom? who gave us a tour and chat about the brewery. Clear dark gold/light amber. Earthy (Ian notes) minerally, flinty quite unusual. Really nice beer with a middling thrusty bitterness, nice sweetness. Some banana, itís interesting and very likeable, some hops showing late on and there is a bitter finish. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6
tommann (2302) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Foundry, Canterbury. Pours copper with a small head. Aroma is astringent hops and cats piss. Taste has an astringent start. Grass and sharp hops in the finish.