mR_fr0g (4169) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at Christ’s post GBBF minidig 16/08/2014. A hazed pale yellow coloured pour with a thin white head. Aroma is earthy straw and citrus, berry and Base malts. Flavour is composed of murky dirty Base malts, pale malts, light citrus and berry. Pretty dirty. Palate is light and effervescent, high carbonation.
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at chriso Post-GBBF Tasting 2014, London. Clear pale yellow beer with a rich white head. Malty caramel aroma, fruity, bready, grapes, some citrus. Fruity peach and grape flavor, hay and biscuits, some citrus.
Leighton (12237) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at chriso’s Post-GBBF 2014 Tasting - London. Pours pale yellow with a white cream head. Not bad. Some light hay, minerals, lemon rind and stone fruits. Light bodied with average, spritzy carbonation. Light smokey hay finish, dry pale bread. OK but there are some brewing faults here.
Mr_Pink_152 (1218) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried at the Nottingham Beer Festival 2014. pale golden colour with white head. Floral hops, and citrus with a soft bitter finish.
Theydon_Bois (10377) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14.
Lightly hazed pale golden with moderate off white spotting and edgework.
Nose is pale malt, light melon, straw, faint plastic tones, citric rind.
Taste comprises citric peel, light smoke, straw, lemon rind.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close.
Underwhelming - yawn!
BeerViking (2770) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, cloudy gold with earthy, slightly tart nose, hoppy palate over a lightly sweet malt backbone
Ferris (5243) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Sweet pale malts and a bit of citrus. Hazy gold with a thin white head. Effervescent bitter bite and some earthy peat like flavors. I quite like the earthy notes.
minutemat (1888) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Ludlow Spring Festival May 14, drunk on the train after an intense couple of hours in Brewdog. This just about finished me off. Mild floral hops, citrus and a soft bitterness. Decent pale.
Fin (7805) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, handpump at The Tram, Eardisley, Herefordshire, Tuesday 31st December 2013 (New Years Eve) Golden in colour with a white head. There is a light citrus fruitiness to this beer but the malt threatens to envelop all, I think a little more hops and a tweak here and there with the malts this could be better, as it is, it’s fine. Sweetish easy drinking golden bitter with a slight bitter edge, I had two pints so it can’t have been too bad I guess. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
BlackHaddock (4251) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Half-pint, hand-pulled in The Crown Inn, Oakengates on 6th Dec 13.
Almost clear golden colour (the wheat malt stopped it being crystal clear I suppose) with a good white covering that held well.
Not a lot going on aroma wise: mild hop and fruit esters, but you had to dig for them.
The taste was a pleasant blend of Pale Malts and semi-bitter hops, couldn’t find any wheat flavours.
Pleased to have tried it: OK, but not really exciting, just a run-of-the-mill Pale Ale.