larsga (6767) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium offwhite coarseish head. Hazy amber body with carbonation. Fruity resiny strawy aroma, quite mild, very harmonic. Dry wooden resiny floral taste with fruity notes. Mild mouthfeel, with strange dusty oily feel to it. Mid-bodied. Dry resiny strawy aftertaste with grainy notes. Nice, drinkable, and definitely has character. (0.5l bottle, RealAle.com.)
Alphadelic (1936) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bright, clean gold with perfect little head. A lovely and very British hop/cereal balance in the aroma with metallic hints of iodine. Smooth and crisp, light and fruity with a little saltiness lurking in the finish. A very fat and mellow mouthfeel. An excellent, buttery and drinkable ale.
berkshirejohn (5223) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from Waitrose Cambridge. Amber with a rapidly fading off-white head; aroma of honey and grain; some honey and caramel malt flavours to start, but these are rapidly overtaken by a clean zingy bitterness with traces of citrus and straw, giving a long finish. Excellent.
imdownthepub (11476) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Old Bridge Hotel, Huntingdon, Cambs. Greenish gold with white head. Quite a honeyed flavour to the beer with a fullish tangy bitterness, there is a long aftertaste, very decent in cask.
tbw2008 (14) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2009
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle, Tescos Ely
Detonated. Blew attractive smelling froth all over the kitchen. Less than half the bottle left to pour. Cloudy, soupy mess.
SilkTork (5413) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle - live. I thought Iíd already had this in the cask - at the Cambridge festival. Perhaps in a lost notebook somewhere. The beer surges out of the bottle and just keeps on coming. I thought it might be infected, but no - itís just a damned lively yeast! Itís a pleasant golden ale - light and refreshing with a delicate citric note. Good stuff.
cluny6 (115) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy, golden with zero head. Taste is fruity and malty. It has some hops but not a lot. Zero carbonation. Taste like a barley soup. Watery. D+
sm89walt (1823) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hobsonís Choice is a hazy (because of the fairly large pieces of floating sediment) orange beer with a tall and fluffy head that takes some time to disappear. The aromas are somewhat reminiscent of the few Belgian ales that Iíve had - malty, with slight banana notes and hints of cereal. The flavours on the other hand, I found decidedly disappointing. Thereís almost no maltiness to be detected and the hops are quite zesty and thereís also a slight hint of sour apples. A bit too carbonated on the palate, but the finish, although standard, isnít terrible.
cgarvieuk (17635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home ... golden amber ... yeast bready hop nose .. mostly citric hop ... quite sharp just not working. bitter finish
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask condtioned @ Cambridge Blue, Cambridge. Balanced bitter. Biscuity malt and earthy hop. Easy drinking.