BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Smithfield hotel in Manchester. Blond beer with a small white head. Very hoppy aroma and taste. Mainly citrus aroma and taste. A nice bitter beer.
MiP (12873) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, 3.8% at GBBF08. OK dusty malt aroma. Almost clear golden colour. Good frothy white head. Thin mouthfeel. Grainy fruitiness, hint of dust. Quite boring.
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2008 Pale half pint with a decent foamy head at local beer festival, and pint in Newcastle.
Taste is bitter and hoppy, qutie refreshing character, similar to czech lagers, some lemon. Not bad really.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Bodega, Newcastle. This golden beer has a grassy aroma and a flavour with grass and some citrus fruit.
SHIG (3282) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 5, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, 3 Judges Ultimate Glasgow tasting afters pub crawl: Poured a blonde. Aroma was hoppy and it came through to the taste.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) at GBBF, August 2006. Pale gold colour. No head to speak of. Plenty of leafy, herbaceous hop character in the aroma. Flavours are more restrained but there’s still a clean, fresh citrus hop presence. Clean and easy-drinking mouthfeel. Subtle but quite nice.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flat dull golden offering that looks just like a cider. Subtle sweaty, floral and limey hops are alone in the aroma. Remarkably absent malts ensure a palate as thin as it gets and extremely watery to boot. Globally shy hop character only shines since the malts are so weak. Quite dull for a cask ale, especially from Durham.
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2007, London. Clear light to medium yellow color with a small, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, flowers, light malty, toasted. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. (Refreshing but a little thin). Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.
oh6gdx (19683) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask@GBBF2007. Pale golden colour, no head. Aroma is cooked vegetables, fruity malts and slightly glueish. Flavour is grass, hops and some hay. Really salty and bittery finish and aftertaste.
Christian (10367) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow with a small white head. Fresh aroma of lemon and mango. Fruity and sweet flavour, and rather thin.