sm89walt (1599) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask - The Plough, Norwich. Not sure I really got on too well with this one. Poured a golden amber colour with a fine, creamy though loose white head. Things seemed a bit muddy from here on in. Mid fruit aromas that I couldn’t really put a name to, some caramel. The nameless mid fruits reappear on the palate with a bit of yeast, some toasted malt sweetness and a subtle dry finishing hop bitterness. Soft palate texture, mid-length finish, light to medium in body.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask handpump at The Maypole, Cambridge. Clear amber with a very short head. Malty, lemon scent. Thin and watery. Mouth much the same as the nose. Boring.
oh6gdx (18799) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Old Fountain. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, fruits and some slightly syrupy notes as well. Flavour is at first very sweet malty, caramelly and also has some nice liquorish notes. In the finish the whole thing goes quite wooden and grassy bitter.
maeib (7635) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned handpump Victoria Earl Soham A dark gold coloured beer with an off white head. The aroma is a little sweet and a little soapy with some peppery notes also. The taste is yeasty and malty with a little Suffolk dishwater.
Alphadelic (1638) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little stale on the nose but it makes up for it with sweet honey with really fruity hops. This is a delicious, highly traditional bitter. Balanced, interesting and moreish. Delicate but with attitude.
fonefan (29468) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) @ Victoria, Earl Soham, England IP13.
Clear light to medium amber orange color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, nutty, dusty. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (010808)
cgarvieuk (11109) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Paisley Beer Festival 2008 ... amber ... hoppy nose ... light fruit bitter ... nothing special
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at paisley beer fest. Alround rating: Honey, pale malts, grassy bittering hops. Standard session bitter.
harrisoni (11025) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull at Victoria, Earl Soham. Pale copper, thin off white head. Quite a hoppy session bitter, some toffee malt, good dusty drying finish. Some apricot fruit. Rather a nice session beer that has certainly got good hop.
hughie (3994) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, gravity dispense, at Wellington Arms Beer Festival ’07, Bedford. Golden amber with a small white head. Malty taste and some sourness. A wheaty background taste, but a bit thin. Low bitterness. So-so.