mr_h (2816) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask by hand-pump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear amber, small frothy cream head, resinous woody aroma, good lacing, sharp medicinal, herbal flavour, good carbonation, unusual
witthatsbier (223) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Henglers Circus Glasgow
pours a light yellow with white head
Aroma light grain an not much else
taste light bitterness and a bit of fruit
a very average beer
Benzai (8139) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared at ChrisO. Clear golden color, small off-white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, lightly fruity, a hint of alcohol, a hint of raisins somehow, slightly sweet. Average body and carbonation. Hmm not very good imo.
Don2711 (113) - - AUG 17, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Disappointing. Weak aroma that fades quickly. Taste bitter and citrus but poor aftertaste which was thin. Bit chemical tasting. JWD N’ards
BeerViking (2438) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at JDW, brewed by Brecon. Dark gold with a lasting fine head, sweetish golden fruit nose leads to a dry-sweet body, fruity with marmalade and peach, touches of biscuit and a sharp citrus bitterness lurking in the tail. Nice.
Ferris (3896) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - Light grain sweetness. Clearish light gold with a light white head. Light grains, finish is bitter and more bitter.
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is light phenolic and light fruity. Oxidised and toasted dark malty. Bitter and slight herbać dry finish.
tombyars (1354) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on the 9th August 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear golden amber in colour with a thin white head. Very poor aroma of green apple and hop resin but this fades very very fast. Thin watery mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives a noticeable weak cereal background with just a hint of grapefruit peel which totally lacks conviction. Aftertaste is surprisingly quite poor with just a slight taste of dusty hop flowers evident but very little else. Finish is weak with malt just about edging it by a whisker. A poor session Golden Ale to be honest.
mighty_meadow (183) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light orange colour with thin white head. Woody aroma. Mostly hoppy with little malt. Orange peel but not too bitter. Lovely orange/lemon marmalade finish. Pleasantly surprised with this one. Very moreish.
IluvatarMilan (255) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ JDW Shakespeare’s Head - whilst Pratchett-references are welcome any time, any place, this ale’s quality is not commensurate with the quality of the literature of the brewery’s namesake. At the same time, not much is awry either. Body is solidly opaque and orange. Rather flat aroma although some nice spices are present as well. Taste is dry and fruity, solidly malty. Some orange peels and ginger. Good mouthfeel. Nothing too exciting in the end.