Fin (6666) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Gravity at Banbury Beer Festival, Oxon, 08-05-09 Pours mid amber with a white bubbly head, its in very good nick, really clear, looks great. Aroma is pure íChivers Old English Thick Cut Marmaladeí Taste is more of the same though a little thinner, alcohol is also present on the nose. Very fruity but good sweetness throughout, nice stuff. A7 A5 F7 P3 Ov14 3.6
DruncanVeasey (6641) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BC takeout from The Fat Cat, Norwich, 4.3%ABV. Burnished orange dusty with yeast beneath a generous, collapsing white collar. As at source, robustly husky malts overlaid with rasping dry hops hinting at grapefruit, shampoo, bitter orange and tonic water. Apple strudel, plastic, pineapple, pine and grass aroma. Chocolate and smoky hints as it warms, some butter. Based on what Iíve tasted so far, I donít think this brewer is capable of a bad beer, and the quality of their own beers was the highlight of my visit to the Fat Cat.
Alphadelic (1732) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ London Drinker 25:
Crisp gold-amber with a moth-eaten head.
Sweet cereals and rock candy on the nose. Hints of a gooseberry tartness.
Acidic, bitter hop assault! Takes a while to mellow but when she does she leaves great tasty cereals and an unfortunately dry tongue.
Unchallenging yet refreshing and welcome light ale.
thebeertourist (4528) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The London Drinker Festival 2009. Clear, deep golden with a frothy head. Citrussy aroma. Good citrus and toffee flavours with decent bitterness. Quite nice.
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50cl. @ TFODRBSG 2008, Ulfborg, Denmark
Clear light to medium orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, caramel, grass, toffee. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Sweetness is like jam sweet. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (230808)
imdownthepub (9198) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Cider Shed, Norwich. Orange gold with white head. Quite a tangy, fruity beer with an underlying sweetness, the alcohol does show through as a fruity warmth. A bit heavy for an afternoon session, but with a bit of ragtime going on the old piano, all was well.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of fonefan. Almost clear amber golden with a rough, off-white head. Lightly citrusy and hoppy aroma. Medium body with fruity notes and a dry and bitter finish. 230808
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thx to fonefan. A clear, golden beer with a small, off-white head. Looking really good actually. Quite nice aroma, piney and citrusy on a malty base, but a bit weak. Quite piney and hoppy flavor, at least for an English, leading to a long, hoppy finish. Full-bodied. A pretty good one, wanting more after the first sips. (080823)
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
TFODRBSG08 Courtesy of Fonefan. It’s hazy and golden with an OK head. The aroma has sweetness, notes of malt and fruit. The flavour has sweetness and notes of fruit, malt and licorice. The balance is nice and it’s very easy to drink.
wheresthepath (1390) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[500ml bottle from Norfolk Square Brewery Shop, Great Yarmouth] Pours an attractive, sparkling-clear orange-amber with a thin but lasting white head and soft but prickly carbonation. Not sure why others had hazy beer - donít know if they hadnít let the lively sediment settle out properly? Has a tempting fresh sweet malt aroma. Floral hops and a refreshing bitterness at first. Develops caramel, malt and - yes - a little burnt marmalade. In fact, itís surprisingly complex - Iím sure a proper beer reviewer could find a dozen flavours here! Unfortunately, the bitterness builds to unpleasant depths in the aftertaste. This is certainly an interesting beer that tempts me to try more from the brewery; however, Iím not sure Iíd particularly choose this one again.