Theydon_Bois (16472) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Tin Goose, LHR T1, 25/01/13.
Clear copper golden with a thin bubbly white head.
Nose carries pale malts, light summer fruit, background caramel notes.
Taste comprises summer fruits, light malts, some hop presence, grain.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, some bitterness in the dry finish.
First time I’ve had this in 10+ years and you know what - it’s a well balanced simple bitter and perfectly drinkable.
I think this beer (in my mind) has picked up a stigma of being a dud because it is a default choice in the Shit Hole Arms (TM) and therefore I’ve had a number of bad pints over the years.
Better than some of the latter day twig offerings by some distance when well kept, which it was here !
nilsas (3294) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lukt: Frukter, humle og malt.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Frukter og malt.
Hvor: The Three Horseshoes, Feltham.
Medium: Tapp@500ml, ABV@4%, Når@05.07.2016
Towey1989 (1662) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Wheel, Longston. A clear deep amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, hedgerow fruits, some weeds and subtle earthy hops. Taste is similar of caramel, hedgerow fruits, some weeds, slight biscuit and subtle earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, fruity, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. A big standard, traditional bitter. Quite light, earthy but boring.
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Plastic Nonic. Supplier: The Old Duke (Bristol). Flat with a tinge of bitterness.
KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Bell. Brown-orange with thick bubbles. Spicy UK hop nose, tobacco, herbs, caramel. Lightly sweet flavor, caramel, earthy, spicy hops. Low bitterness.
Cunningham (6769) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber color with almost no head. Floral and fruiy nose. Not that bad really. Unusual fruity flavor and "stone dead" carbonation. It was like drinking a massive fruit juice. Hope to find another sample. Must have been some thing wrong. Reading lost The Game also.
[On tap at Madejski Stadium in Reading, England]
TedE (899) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2015 Pint on tap. Slight malt nose. Copper beer with thin white head. Mild sweet mouthfeel with light bittersweet finish. A bit watery but OK.
GuideDogSaint (1138) - Xiamen, CHINA - SEP 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Black Lion, Plaistow on 30 August 2014 after a 3-1 win at West Ham. Pours mid brown with a white head. Aroma of toffee and caramel. Sweet finish. Thin.
lukin (562) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
cask. Amber colour with frothy head. Caramel malts, light, creamy. Sessionable but boring.
miquelcrush (2049) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
Holmen1 (4703) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Fra håndpumpe på The Coach and Horses ved Covent Garden rett før Lion King-forestilling: lite aroma, lite smak og kort ettersmak. Her har de virkelig spart på det meste. Bra det bare var en halvpint.