Alphadelic (1769) - 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 (4677) - 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 (10653) - 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 (5277) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, 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 (1780) - 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 (15170) - 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.
stoutfellow2 (20) - Peterborough, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask, Cambridge Blue. Boring, murky gold beer. No discernable hop character. Very little maltiness. Dull