Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Trafalgar with Mes, 25th April 2008. Copperish amber colour with a dry hoppy aroma. This is a very drinkable, hoppy ale with just the right weight for a bitter.
thebeertourist (5169) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pale amber with a small head. Faint fruity aroma with some toffee hints. Fruity flavours, ranging from apples to honey and a little bit of toffee, some bitterness towards the finish. Watery. Drinkable.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate: Cask at the Trafalgar.
Copper gold with no head. Very green, fresh and grassy aroma with a reasonable matly base. Flavour is more of the same. Slightly sulphuric with a bit of bitterness on the finish. A little on the bland side but drinkable enough.
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Porterhouse, London. Pours amber with small off-white head. Aroma floral / sweet / honey. Taste is citrus / honey / caramel. Finish is dry & malty, and a little short. Decent beer all the same.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2008 Bottle @ Porterhouse, London. Hoppy and fruity nose with some cream. Pours copper beer with a small head. Taste is honey with muscat and floral hoppiness. Some light carbonation. Soft mouthfeel. Aftertaste is unfortunately short.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint pulled at the Lister Arms in Malham (Yorkshire), a slight haze to the amber colour with a creamy head. A fruity hop aroma with juicy malt. A smooth malt flavour with some buttery notes followed by a good bitterness in the finish.
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red-golden with a moderate head. The aroma has notes of fruity hops and caramel, and so does the flavour, that has a slightly dry, citrussy finish. It’s a nice ale, that is easy to drink and well balanced.
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle which pours a dark amber with a lasting head. aromas of hops mostly followed with a malty tang. not much to get excited about, nothing really wrong with it just nothing which stands out
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2007 Amber with a white head. Pleasant malty aroma. Another straight-down-the middle bitter. Quite tasty but not exactly a star performer. Wouldn’t go out of my way to try another... However I did try the cask version at the Royal Shepherd, Skipton, North Yorkshire (2.4.07). Copper-amber with a creamy head. Hop and malt aroma and a sweet malty taste, mild and delightful. Slight bitterness. Very good (Rating 184.108.40.206.16:3.8)
imdownthepub (12605) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, filtered, 500ml (from Booths, Ulverston). Amber colour with full white head. This came over as really thin and watery, I had little impact throughout. I detected some malt and a little sweetish hoppiness. Certainly the beer is not unpleasant, but lacks va va voom.