CraftBeerNick (1724) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Carpenters Arms in Windsor, 10th September 2012. Good clean golden ale, great easy drinking ale, the hops really come through, I enjoyed this one
AshtonMcCobb (4907) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ the Haymarket. Pours golden with a little bit of an oily haze and a nicely proportioned head. The nose is like vanilla custard and meadowsweet. The taste has more of that custard and flowers thing. The palate makes it - medium bodied, big creamy texture but an elegant finish. Power with elegance, you don’t often get that. Overall, a stunning ale.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handful at The Ship (Monument). Clear gold with a largish lasting white head. Orane zest with wheat and a bit of tropical fruit - good sweet fruit - bitterness balance, some alc. Taste follows, more citrus and some resin, solid tropical fruit malt backbone. Airy, chewy,idly carbonated, medium bitter slightly grapefruit pith finish. A very, very nice cask take on an APA.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned handpump Victoria Leeds 15/08/12. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. Nice orangey citrus hops in the mouth. A bit oversweet in the nose and late on in the mouth. Fruits are prevalent but don’t really balance well. Reasonable but worrying.
Rune (10689) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half pint, cask ale at The Victoria Hotel in Leeds. Slightly unclear, copper coloured body. Patchy, white surface. More fruity than malty to the nose. Fruit and resin-like hops in flavour with a malty support. Fresh fruity bitterness on the swallow. A decent version of the style (11.07.2012).
mr_h (4512) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow (28 Jul 12) - deep golden ale, bubbly off-white head, slight haze, tropical fruit hop aroma, pine notes, good temperature, grassy, fruity, moderate carbonation, easy to drink
harrisoni (16724) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at Christopher Hatton Hatton Gardens. Orange copper colour with lasting grey head. Hay grassy quite fliral hoppy beer with some bitterness. Yes drinkable. Not sure what it has to do with Hawaii though