BigDUK (13) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
handpumped, clear light golden colour, little head. very floral smell, taste to match the smell very floral with sharp citrus hints. very light in the mouth, quite refreshing a good summer drink.
GNome (41) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Bodega, Newcastle. Floral, slightly fruity aroma, little body with some fruit, some bitterness which developed during the pint. Overall - ok, just too little body
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Bodega, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Pallid golden colour. Citrus hop aroma and flavour.
Solid but unremarkable. Not the best effort from Durham.
BartC (726) - 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 (13516) - 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 (3555) - 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 (7347) - 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 (6122) - 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.