DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Stillage at Lewisham Theatre, Catford 14/06/2001
Light and slightly sweet on the palate. VEry hoppy.
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light amber, no head. Sweet banana aroma. Molasses, banaba and roasted malts in flavour. Dry hoppy bitterness. Thin on palate.
SilkTork (4919) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - OCT 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Maidstone Beer Festival, 2005. This is a beautiful drinking beer. The flavours are clean, fresh, soft and very inviting. The delicacy is breath-taking, yet the flavours wrap around the tongue like a soft quilt. This is really what drinking beer is all about. A lovely day, a lovely setting and beautiful soft flavoursome drinking beers in the prime of condition. Perfick.
Extra (14) - ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Cask conditioned. Delicate, fresh, drinkable. Flavours fill the mouth. Stunning. ****
harrisoni (11023) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Gravity cask at Maidstone BF. Used to have this a lot at The Mogul in Dover but haven’t had it in a bit and had almost forgotten how good this beer is. Terrific 3.8% session bitter. Dark gold really nice intense hop aroma, with some aramel and a bit of fruit to carry it through with some red berry fruit flavours and a crisp enjoyable hoppy dry finish. Excellent
Ungstrup (26473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Cask at GBBF 2004] An orange beer with a huge beige head. The aroma is sweet and fruity. The flavor is sweet with a nice bitter end.
Hildigöltur (5106) - København, DENMARK - APR 26, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Cask conditioned] Pale brown coloured. Rather hoppy aroma. Quite bitter flavour and finish.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask Conditioned, at the GBBF, 2004.
Sulphurous but just a bitter. We seemed to have run aground with the beer choices at this point. Not that chris_o and I minded particularly but it would have been nice to try some more varied beer. My fault I should have been at the festival for more then one afternoon.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2005 I found this a little disappointing. I suspect it wasn’t perfectly conditioned. Pale gold colour. Sulphur, and not much else, on the nose. Dry palate, but not that hoppy or bitter - just a touch of citrus. Clean finish, but a bit soft. I’m sure I’ve enjoyed this more in pre-RB days. Overall, an average session bitter. Cask, GBBF 2004, day 1.
(6/3/6/3/11 - 2.9)
RE-RATE 22/04/05. Cask (handpump), The Black Boy, Winchester. Much juicier and fresher than my previous tasting, which bears out my suspicion that it wasn’t in peak condition when I had it before. Quite fruity and flowery aroma. Plenty of hop bite coming through, but mellow mouthfeel. Slipped down very easily. Nice. Previous rating discarded.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 Apr 06 Gravity Cask @ The Flower Pot Inn. One last visit to the Flower Pots whilst cheriton beers were still available and some had been pending a re-rate. An excellent session beer combining delicate flavours with lots of drinkability. 4.2
Oct 05 Cask conditioned @ Black Boy, Winchester. Perfumey floral hops and juicy malt. Quite simple but everything works together excellently. 3.8
Mar 04 Cask-conditioned at Flower Pot Inn. Flowery hop aroma with faint grassy and fruit notes. Hoppiness continues in the mouth with almost sweet full malty mouthfeel and suprisingly little bitterness. A good session bitter which could have done with a touch more bitterness for me. Must be sampled fresh. 3.6