Fin (9172) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask, handpump at The Wellington, Nicholsons pub, London, 04.06.11 Light gold with a white rim of bubbles. Bitterness quite pleasant touch of nuttiness in here, nicely crisp and refreshing. Not bad. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3
harrisoni (16587) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull at The Wellington Nicholsons London. Pale gold. Its gloriously drinkable. Cold nicely refreshing. No biting edge on finish but nice enough. A little grassy. But really likeable and drinkable
Bullit (4348) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Drum & Monkey. Clear yellow colour, white head. Aroma is light malted, hay and some hops. Flavour is malty, hay. Very well balanced. Slightly bitter finish.
rlgk (16556) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask a Southwark Tavern, London. Cear pale golden color, small head. Citrus aroma, floral hops. Fruity flavor with citrus and floral notes.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask conditioned handpump Old Contemptibles Birmingham. A yellow gold coloured beer with a bit of a green tinge. Little by way of aroma, what there is is a bit grassy. Sweet and pukey taste with some tropical fruits. Maybe some apple or honey. Not pleasant.
imdownthepub (12595) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask conditioned at The Crown, Oxford (a Nicholson’s Pub). Pale gold with slight head. Slightly tart, flattish notes, fruity with an orange hint, on the sweet end of orange though. Not much in the way of body, really quite disappointing.
MiP (14738) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Mild fruity aroma. Almost clear light golden colour. Stable creamy white head. The flavour starts off refreshingly citric, mildly lemony. A bit of earthy notes as well, OK balance with the lemon.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask (handpump) at the Falcon, Clapham Junction on 25 March 2011. Not actually any mention of Cropton on the pump clip. No mention of this on the Cropton website either. Seems to be another collaboration with the guy from North Peak in Michigan, along the lines of the Vicious IPA, except that their version is labeled as a Wheat Ale whereas this is clearly badged as a Lager. I rather doubt this is a "pukka" lager, although that’s clearly the market they are aiming at. And it’s a rather more prosaic offering than the Vicious (although better than most UK lagers). Mid gold colour. Clean enough with a twist of citrus. Malts are a bit grainy. Not a lot of condition - think this may have been a little tired. So-so.
Rune (10527) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Half pint, cask ale at Crown and Anchor, Euston. Low, white head atop of a hazy golden body. Perfumed fruity aroma. Modest taste of citrus with a lighter spicy touch. Dry ending. Thin (London, 19.03.2011)