madmitch76 (18127) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
24th October 2013
The Cribber, Spoons. Cask. Light haze on this deep gold beer. Tidy white head. Palate is light and semi dry. Modest carbonation. Light malt, fairly neutral. Lovely mandarin fruit hops balanced by marmalade and peel bitterness. Finishes light. Great flavour just lacked a little condition, but by no means bad.
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Crown River, JDW, Heathrow TW6. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty floral hoppy weak citrus aroma. Fruity malty weak earthy hoppy grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 3 October.
Poured a clear light amber colour with a thin, tight white head. Fairly light aroma with some honey, apricots and floral hops. Flavours of lemongrass, cereals and a slightly earthy edge. Finished with dry grains, hay and some caramel sweetness.
imdownthepub (11378) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold to amber with white head. A thinnish, malty, light beer with quite a doughy note. There is a late leafy note but otherwise fairly average. Not really part of the Autumn Festival but sold as such.
OwainTurner (420) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At the Last Plant. New creamy head and smooth ale, subtle grapefruit and slight lemon. Mild taste but bitterness is a little heavy. Nice
olliejobbins (1324) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask. pours a yellow colour with thin head. aroma is of hops and slightly of fruit. tastes of hops followed by bread and banana. not bad
RichTheVillan (4459) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at JDW Bishop Vesey; light amber pour with frothy white head, citrus aroma, taste is citrus with some honey and some yeast action.
DanielBrown (4112) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Arthur Robertson, Perry Barr, Birmingham. Dark blonde, perhaps tawny. Like Gill’s new hair colour. Sticky body and taste also. Belgium notes are evident, yes. Has flavour. Insistent. A bit. Not sure. I think it’s OK. Wouldn’t race to sup it every day though.
harrisoni (15043) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull at Samuel Peto Spoons Folkestone. Clear amber lasting thin white head. The hop is ok quite strong and a little acidic. Some caramel. Not great.
berkshirejohn (5151) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. First day of the ’Spoons Fest - so I went to my local hoping to sample 6 or more - but they don’t have a single festival beer on yet! Fortunately they had this though - I’ve seen it a couple of times before - but not had a chance to try it- when I was last at the Plough & Harrow in Hammersmith I was supposedly "the first one to late".
So, it’s a slightly hazy amber pour with a dense cream head; orangey aroma; and a fruity orangey taste with a dry grainy body; the finish is citrusy and pleasantly bitter. Overall it’s satisfying and very moreish. A nice beer.