tombyars (1568) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted this in The Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in August 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale orange amber in colour with a thin white head. Slight zesty citric note of pink grapefruit in the short aroma. Thin and sparkling mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a tart citric fruit note of pink grapefruit and redcurrants, although the sweetness does not last as hop resins come in quickly. Strong metallic taint of hop resins flood the aftertaste. Finish is on the dry astrigent side. An ok session bitter.
anders37 (21960) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Shakespeare’s Head, JDW, Holborn WC2. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty and slightly buttery aroma. Sweetish malty caramel and toffee flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish.
joe19612 (2451) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Woking 2010 Festival Pours light straw clear colour with a thin white head. Hoppy sweet and floral nose. Taste is citrus with a long dry finish. Really good.
bobinlondon (1286) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled cask at the Moon and Sixpence (JDW) Hatch End. Gold with a white head. A very drinkable hoppy bitter with subtle fruity malts and a dry finish.
renffisch (890) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Half at GBBF 2010 slightly hazy golden colour. Minor malty nose. Little sweet malt and wet leather taste with a slight metallic finish. Quaffable but very unexciting.
berkshirejohn (5740) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading. A plain and simple bitter; amber in colour with a dense cream head; malty aroma; fruity malt flavour and a gently bitter finish. Very drinkable.
downender (7686) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 20/12/09. Golden in colour with a slight white head. Aroma of hay, grassy hop and a touch of summer fruit. Flavour was slighlty sweet, with some cereal malts, more fruit and a decent bitter finish. Good.
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8th August 2008. On tap at GBBF. Clear golden beer. Light touch of hops. Clean crisp and refreshing.
mjs (6066) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at St. Urho’s Pub, Helsinki, on 2009-10-01) Golden and clear. Small, long lasting and white head. Hops and fruitiness in aroma. Medium bodied palate with low carbonation. Grapefruit, malts, fruitiness and bitterness in taste. Fruity and bitter aftertaste.
FatPhil (12797) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Pullman, Helsinki)
Lovely gingery and slightly dusty hoppy aroma. Rich malty body, good dry tingly hops. Very slight elastoplast hints. Finish has some ginger and dry bitterness. Absolutely excellent bitter. This is not a golden ale, it’s a proper bitter.