chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, - JAN 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A fairly typical golden ale. Fresh, crisp and clean, ith a noticeable citric hop presence. The finish, however, is a little on the soft side. Fairly straightforward, but pleasant enough. Cask (handpump), Gateway, Leicester (RB pub crawl).
DanielBrown (3490) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hand pulled at The Gateway, Leicester (during RB Leicester crawl). Ahh, here we are on the downhill section of the crawl, down to 3 participants, and edging nearer to chucking-out time. Golden beer, no head. Good beer, right out of nowhere! Smooth, balanced and clean. A good, big hop flavour to finish. Deserves reward for itís excellent balance, which this brewery seems to have mastered.
JonMoore (1661) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpump at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Golden colour with a creamy white head and good lacing. Dry, hoppy and fruity. Refreshing and very drinkable.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Conditioned & on Hand Pump from The Alex in Derby. With a sparkler.
Pale Golden Colour.
Nice tight creamy head.
Dry, fruiry & moreish. Best beer of the evening