cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at guildford arms ... very pale golden yellow ... thin white head ... soft lemon hop nose ... juicy fruits .... light lemon hop nose ... juicy fruits ...
imdownthepub (11947) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Fest ’11. Clear gold with white head. Crisp, sharp malts wit a rich tea biscuit type character. Reasonable hop notes to balance up quite nicely. A decent sessionable bitter.
markas101 (2087) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, The Sheffield Cathedral Beer Festival. Medium gold, slight haze. Sweet honey and ginger aroma. More ginger and lemon on the first sip, then warm citrus hops. Finish is bright with caramel at the end.
mr_h (4022) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, hand-pulled, Bon Accord, Glasgow, vanilla, pale malty aroma, golden with a thin white head, sparse lacing, cereal, creamy malty, good carbonation, very easy to drink.
s_hartshorne (2523) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask west riding dewsbury. Clear yellow slight white head lacing. Aroma is lemon fruity. Taste is fruity some sweet caramel malts light bitter finish. Medium body. Ok stuff.
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at K&ES Railway BF 2011. Pale clear gold thin white head. Cracking condition bit of hard candy but extremely pleasant. Easy drinking but not a best bitter.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Market Porter. Very pale blond. Very little body and lots of hop bitterness but not much hop aroma. Rather dry and an interesting idea of a ’best bitter’.
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
<i>Cask conditioned at The Castle, Furnival St., London</i>
Hazy blond color. Nice fudge/toffee aroma. Some malt flavor, with residual sweetness, low bitterness, less interesting than the aroma.
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2006 1. Cask Stillage at the Town Hall, Stockport 29/05/2003
Light golden and slightly cloudy appearance. Some acidic taste and a strong bitter finish.
2. Cask Stillage at the Town Hall, Stockport 30/05/2003
Tried again to see if there was any improvement but unfotunately there wasn’t - Golden hazy and acidic with a slightly dry hop finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Crown Inn, Stockport 15/07/2006
Now called ’Elland Best’ and thankfully a much nicer drink than it was on my previous encounters.
Hoppy aroma. Clear golden coloured very hoppy and slightly citrus flavour. A little creaminess and bitterness in a malt finish.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Victoria Hotel, Beeston, Nottingham. Gold with a white head. Cardboard aroma, possibly malty. Despite its claim to be ’strong on aroma’, I judged this the weakest feature. The taste was inconsistent: slight sweetness to begin, not much to notice in media res, followed by a pleasant hoppiness in extremis.