Theydon_Bois (11555) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Guide Dog - St Denys (So’ton) - 09/09/12.
Clear pale golden in appearance with a thin off-white head.
Pale malt aroma, faint hops, nutmeg and spice.
Tastes of malt, grain, hops, fruit, citrus tones, a little grapefruit and nutmeg.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation leading to a dry finish,
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 8, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Get biscuit and light fruits in the nose, but no spices. The spices and ginger are definitely evident in the taste though, and blended beautifully.
anders37 (18703) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Harp, Covent Garden WC2. Pours a clear golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy ginger aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy ginger and caramel finish.
Bullit (4105) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ Cloisters. Clear golden colour, off-white head. Nose is massive lemon, medicines, little spicyness. Flavour is lemon, medicines, slightly spicy and peppery. Dry and slightly bitter finish. Really great stuff.
JohnRMurdoch (3619) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2011 Cask @ Cloisters. Golden yellow colour, reasonable head. Mild citrus fruit aroma. Strong lemon & grapefruit flavour, bitter aftertaste. One of the best golden ales I have had.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Cloisters. Beautiful vivid yellow/amber pour, creamy white head that sticks around. Lots of stem ginger on the nose, some orange peel, hint of pink grapefruit, rich yet summery. Juicy fruity palate, spiced and rich, hint of caramel, orange, zesty drying finish. Great stuff.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a blonde colour with a fair white head. Aroma and flavours of lemon, grapefruit, lime and white pepper. Made me think of spiced pumpkin pie. Nice spicy, citrusy linger with white pepper, lemon and plenty of ginger! Mild carbonation and CO2 prickle. Not bad at all.
EdKing (2075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask in the Dean Swift. Pours pale gold. Very very slightly hazy. Nose is sweetcorn, little burnt charcoal, spicy, fruit vinegar, bacon fat. Taste is fruity hops, spicy, touch of burnt charcoal. Wonder if this is slightly on the turn because not that pleasant.
KyotoLefty (7134) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen.
Deep golden, with a fine, thin, head. Citrus, cream, honey and ginger aroma. Nice and inviting, spicy. Quite spicy ginger flavor, hoppy and with warm, creamy malts. Very nice. Pepper ginger is crisp and spicy, a bit much, but good.
Rune (8927) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, half pint served at the right ambient temperature at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico. Pours a near-clear golden body under a tiny, lacing head. Subdued smell of ginger and fruits. Peaches and dry lemon to the taste buds added by mild chili-like spices leading to a prolonged spiced bitter end. Slightly oily palate. A summer treat, indeed (London, 29.07.2011).