chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at White Cliffs Beer Festival, February 2006. Pale straw/gold colour. Soft, herbaceous and grassy. The aroma is stronger than the flavour. Light mouthfeel, slightly lacking in grip. If its going for a golden ale style, it doesn’t really have enough aromatic character. If its going for a bitter style, it doesn’t really have enough bitterness. That’s not to say I disliked it, it just seemed a bit undecided about what it was trying to achieve.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Pale amber, rich creamy head. Oily orangey hop aroma. Resiny, orangey fflavour with undertones of pine-apples and paint. Long bitter finish. I like it!
Svesse (6734) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm) Colour is pale amber. Nose is fruity and quite sweet with hints of apricots. Fruity, dry taste with hints of apricots. Dry and bitter hops in the finish, with a metallic dryness. Refreshing and very drinkable.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Dover Festival 06: Golden with a white head. Mildly sweet but boring bitter.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Quite sweet, persistent head. A bit acidic fruitiness that compliments the general impression. Good balance. Hay like aftertaste.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
1. Cask Stillage at the RUFC, Macclesfield 11/05/2002
Golden coloured with an unpleasant chemically plastic taste. Extremely hoppy slight bitter finsih.
2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 18/07/2005
Golden coloured with sour fruit aroma. Slightly dry malt finish.
DanielBrown (4028) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Rather soft, and slightly bland. I expected more for the abv. Smooth, bubbly and milkshake style mouthfeel. I guess this is meant to be a Golden (?), but doesn’t have the citric kick or discernible hop feeling.
imdownthepub (11080) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned at Cherwell Beer Festival, Bodicote, Oxon. Orange Gold with bubbly head. Fruity hoppy bitter with plenty of character with an acidic orange back flavour. Refreshing and light though perhaps flabby on the finish.
omhper (20552) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled cask conditioned at The Rover, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Golden coloured and near clear. Sulphury, fruity, appley, flowery nose. Sweet, rather malty and well hopped. The fruitiness is dominating.