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 (5067) - 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 (1683) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - 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 (12765) - 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 (2472) - 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
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hoppy and very clear.A tastes of citrus lingers and a slight drop of sediment was left at the end. Quite an unusual and interesting bitterness.Easily the best I have tried from this brewery.
FatPhil (8341) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught (Cambridge Blue, Cambridge)
Light Orange, no head. Mildly sweet malt and hoppy aroma - another bitter. Tastes fairly standard bitter, but on swallowing leaves an orange zestiness on the tongue.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Ronnie from the 3 Judges as a present. Some bas**d put this in the coldest of cold fridges in my work for 3 days till it went clowdy it was that cold, so i had to leave it in my cuboard (my cellar) for a week or so to sort itself out, but still probably not in the best nick. Aroma is fruity as, dryed apricots are key, sweet lemon, peach melba over a biscuity malt base. Taste is bit hops hit the tongue, followed by fruit and a serious hit of biscuit malt, the finish slowly fades into dryness but the flavours stay. Im drinkign this right now, thats why such a detailed rating.