BlackHaddock (2370) - Shropshire, - MAY 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sept 2006 from BA: Drank at the Cock Hotel, Wellington, Shropshire (cask pint).
Golden, honey blond with a small whisp of a white head, which stayed for a while then left the scene.
Very floral in aroma, almost perfumed, not to my liking really.
Nothing great about its taste considering it did so well again this year with CAMRA awards.
All in all, a big disappointment for me, no real flavour to get hold of, I couldnít detect the Grapefruit, Melon or Pineapple hints, which it is supposed to have. The pub I had it in, is well known for its beer quality, so I donít think it was cellermanship that let the beer down.
I shall try it again sometime, if only to see why it keeps winning awards.
BierFiend (79) - Theisberstegen, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden yellow with fleeting white head. Smells sweet and floral. Front end of the beer is sweet and back end is bitter. Tastes of hops comes through well. Mouth feel has a medium body with soft carbonation and a long bittersweet flavor rests on the tongue. Very refreshing.
mR_fr0g (446) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity at fullerians rugby club fest. Pale golden colour thin whispy white head. Nose is crisp earthy hops nutty malt chalk. Full bodied and a little slick. Nice crisp bitter citrus finish. Good balance and very drinkable.
Camons (3708) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, rich fruity hops, peach, mango, grass, little citrus. Flavor is malt, caramel, little biscuet, grass, fruity hops, peach, litght citrus. Thin body, soft carbonation. Light bodied, refreshing and easy drinking beer, allthough close to BB date (May13) and hops seems abit faded. 020313
Beerheart65 (680) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bit cloudy golden with short white, creamy head leaving lacing. Aroma is strong hoppy citrus fresh covering malting. Soft and round in mouth, light body, soft carbonation, dry and bitter, fruity, quite long finish, nuts and bread in malting, bit caramel. Ok bitter
kingstoni (757) - FINLAND - JAN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear golden color with a thin white head. Aroma of fruity hops, apricot and peach. Fruity taste of hops with some bitterness. Quite thin body but otherwise good package.
The_Bish (874) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
*checks BBE date* well, disappointing. Expexted lots, apply nose, giving way to bitterness. Refreshing yes, hoppy no, some malt background and a cidery finish. Moor, Fyne this ainít. Which is why I checked the best before date. This was supposed to be a well deserved treat tonight, guess Iíll have to just have another.
foxo82 (480) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at the Swan and Rushes, Leicester. Fruity, floral aroma, hoppy, bittersweet, light tasting and very drinkable. Decent ale here.
Desverger (415) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Cask @The Harp, London) Pours a lovely yellow gold with good head and lacing. Great hoppy/citrus almost honey taste and malt/bitter balance. Very refreshing and I can imagine at a moderate 4%abv a great summer session beer. Overall a beautiful golden ale, I can not think of one better I have had of its type. No surprise to me that it won the awards it did. Splendid.
knickskicks (497) - - OCT 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golde, white head. Good lacing. Nose is tropical fruits, grapefruit, grass. Taste is mango, peach, grapefruit pulp, grass, cereal. Spicy hop finish.
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
24/VII/2012 - 50cl bottle from The Bottleshop (Canterbury) @ home - BB: XII/12 - (2012-750)
Clear blond beer, big irregular off-white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: citrus fruits, cheesy, stinky feet, ripe exotic fruits. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: little bitter in the start, some citrus, bit malty, toast, little cheesy, nice bitterness. Aftertaste: cheese, bitter, grassy hops, some grains, stinky feet. Itís English all right!