Imaena (1689) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Good low abv bitter which is enhanced by drinking it at one of the Donnington pubs.
Danny1217 (81) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice cask ale from the Cotswolds. Very smooth, very drinkable. With only 3.7% alcohol, I could drink this all day.
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught in The Jolly Tar, Hannington - 30/10/10. Chestnut coloued beer. Some smoke in the early taste and sweetish as well.
swoopjones (5233) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask @ Queens Head. Deeper orange copper, light bodied, tea flavor, mild fruitiness, little flavor
fonefan (32823) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Light unclear light to medium amber orange color with a average, fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toasted, caramel, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. (070808)
bhensonb (10185) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Queens Head in Stow-on-the-Wold. Very drinkable bitter. Balanced malt and sort of grassy/floral hop. (Note from 10/11/2008).
oh6gdx (19929) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask@GBBF2008. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is wood and fruits with some mild earthyness. Flavour quite much the same. Not bad, but very boring.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 08. Slightly cloudy amber with a weak aroma and poor flavour. Unfortunately, just another average UK bitter.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber with tiny off white head. Sweet aroma with caramel and grassy hops. Flavor likewise with a mild bitter finish.
downender (5830) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2010 Cask-conditioned at the Black Horse, Naunton, Gloucs 9/9/07. A vivid amber colour with a moderate off-white head that left a lot of lacing down the glass. Pronounced malty aroma without being cloying. Easy drinking with a hint of toffee followed by a decent bitter finish. This offered a huge amount for a 3.6% bitter - probably the best sub-4% ABV beer I have experienced [4.3]. Re-rate: The Royal Oak, Andoversford, Gloucestershire. I have read on many occasions that Donnington beers are highly variable, and this was the proof. The BB on this occasion was a standard bitter, inclining towards the malty and with a bitter finish. It still looked good but was nothing like as memorable as at Naunton. [3.1]