Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a golden colour with a decent white head. A malty aroma of caramel, barley and light grassy hops. Similar flavours and just a little sweet. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Not bad but odd name given not so much hop aroma. Surprisingly bitter.
cgarvieuk (12877) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at cloisters ... golden amber ... thin white head ... sweet banana peachy nose ... big citrus orange zezt ... little sherbert ... quite sweet ... little oily ... big bitter linger ... packs a punch for 3.6
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask conditioned at The Kings Arms, Oxford. Old gold with no head. Overwhelming sweet toffee with caramel flavour, nothing else came through, where were the dry hops we all wondered? Not a great effort.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - toffee and caramel
A - light gold with thin head
T - sweet and roasted with light hoppy bitter
P - mid and soft
O - interesting, the toffee takes over
DanielBrown (3601) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Gold, no head. Smells occasionally pleasant. Taste - some hops, but quite a bit of mineral water. Easy to drink, quite dry, not too exciting.
Martian1 (10) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am starting to become a fan of the Whites/Franklins range. This ale is an easy drinking session beer. With a slight fruit taste. A thoroughly enjoyable ale. The head does dissapear slightly which I have spoken to Paul at the brewery about. I am looking forward to the new editions to the Franklins range.
harrisoni (12492) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask handpull at White Hart Newenden. Chestnut colour disappearing head. Bit of rubber in the flavour. Some bitterness on finish. Touch of fruit.