duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Polypin@Real Ale opening. A very solid bitter. Dry, malty, with light toffee and grainy flavours. Subtle, balanced, with some light bitterness, drinkable stuff.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - APR 26, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Cask conditioned] Golden coloured. Slightly fruity and hoppy aroma. Hoppy flavour with a bitter finish.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bought in the bottle (bottle conditioned) from Tesco in Hunstanton, Norfolk.
Hazy pale yellow colour.
Quite fizzy for a bottle conditioned beer. Fresy & wheaty. Quite pleasent
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Golden with a small head. Aromas are sweet juicy and very hoppy - nice. Flavours are soft malts with citrus and more lucious hops. Very moreish. Good stuff.
DanielBrown (3488) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hand pumped at the Anchor, Birmingham. Yellow/brown - no head. Faint aroma of honey and lemon. Some fruit amongst the soft, bitterish flavour. Undoubtedly subtle, but in this case I thought it became bland. Nothing in particular here.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An extremely palatable golden ale with bags of hops throughout. Not too complex but slips down very easily. Cask (handpump), Cambridge Blue, Cambridge.
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 Cask at the East Anglian Beer Festival.A highly drinkable,golden brew with a hoppy,fruity taste.Quite dry in the finish,a nice session ale.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Light golden blonde ale with an attractive fine white lacy head. Sulphurous aroma and gorgeous light fruity flavour. This beer went down an absolute treat. Back to back City of Cambridge at the Wenlock Arms, I’ve noticed some other City of Cambridge brews at the Market Porter on the Saturday as well, but alas was unable to stop. 5 rates at the Market Porter on Friday, 5 more potential rates at the Market Porter on Saturday, and 5 rates at the Wenlock Arms yesterday (Sunday). You’ve just got to love London!?
Ungstrup (27681) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Cask at GBBF 2003] The aroma is very hoppy. The color is light amber and it has a small bubbly disappearing head. The flavor starts on a hoppy note turning straw-malty and slightly sweet. It ends on a great aroma hop note with a slight dry bitterness.