chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper colour. Big hoppy aroma with lots of pine and oily resins. Lip-smacking hops in the flavour too - lots of citrus and tropical fruit. Very tangy and aromatic. Classic Crouch Vale fare. Quite American in style. Cask (gravity dispense), Oakdale Arms Beer Festival, February 2005.
DanielBrown (4069) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Professional brown session Bitter. Rounded mouthfeel, sappy, mild hop tang, with a balanced fruit/malt weight. Shortish finish.
Lubiere (10873) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Oakdale Arms Beer Fest, Feb. 21 2005. Light brown ale with a thin off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel and fresh pinhey hops. Good malt with flagrant hops and nutty notes. The body is warm and rich. Peppery notes develops as beer warms up.
SilkTork (5375) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oakdale Arms Beer Festival. Spanking. Dark oily hops dripping and oozing. Oaky, dark and delicious. Suck in oily citric, breathe out woody pine. Cat’s pee nose. Beer of the festival and beer of the day. Stands out from the rest like a rose on a bed of turnips.
TinyClanger (41) - West Sussex, West Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Oakdale Arms BF.
Deep copper colour, with a resiny aroma. Good balance of malt and hops, with some resin notes. Good, lasting dryness afterwards.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Oakdale Arms BF: Hoppy citric pine aroma. Copper with a small head. Big hoppy citrus flavour with some nice malty flavours to balance it out. Some pine resin and grapefruit flavours in there too. Medium bodied and very refreshing. Tasty stuff!