lusikka (7605) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Pullman Bar, Helsinki. Pours a golden colour with a foamy head. Aroma of grains, grassy hops and some hay. Flavour of grassy bitterness, some floral notes, menthol, nuts and mild toffee sweetness. Light bodied. Easy.
olio (8090) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Pullman.
Pours clear golden color with a small white head. Fruity and grassy aroma, some herbs. Flavor is also fruity and juicy, some mild malt notes and hay. Simple.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chiswick pours a crystal clear orange gold with a doughy biscuit aroma. The taste is biscuits, tobacco, very very light caramel. Quite nice, still not sold on tobacco flavors in a beer though...
DrGD (108) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @Old Joint Stock. Nice copper colour with small white foam. Aromas of caramel, malts, biscuit. Taste has a strong malty character, caramel, fruits, hoppy notes. A bit thin but well rounded and very tasty for its low alcohol content. A good example of an English bitter.
zimbo (773) - SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sparkling and tightly filtered with a floral quality, this beer promises so much but comes across as on the dilute side for what the nose offers. More concentration and a more harmonious structure would work a treat here. Great bar clip though.
PotjeBier (2112) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/4 Gravity cask @ In De Wildeman. Light copper color, slightly hazy. Soapy head, not much. Aroma: fruit, some caramel sweetness. Grain, caramel, fruit retronasal. Flavor is light malty sweet, light bitter. Light bodied, but not thin, with a light carbonation fizz. Finishes grainy and eventually with a decent bitterness. Classic bitter.
peteinSD (1434) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on tap. Golden color with a white head. Light bitterness and background sweet malt in the aroma. Light bitterness, minimal pine, and sweeter malt and caramel in the taste. Smooth mouthfeel. Decent low ABV beer.
Theydon_Bois (13601) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Mad Bear and Bishop, Padd, 13/04/15.
Clear golden amber with a decent off white cap.
Nose is light caramel, trace of red berries, brown sugar, biscuit.
Taste comprises caramel, light berry fruit, mellow darker fruit tones, toasty notes, straw.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, subtle bitterings in a semi drying close.
Decent bitter, good balance, plenty of flavour.
gnoff (8938) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask/hand pulled at The Black Lion Inn, NorrkŲping, on April 11, 2015.
Clear copper color, very small head. Malty sweet, hints of caramel taste. Low CO2 mouthfeel, medium bitterness. A bit sweet, tame scent.
tdtm82 (1313) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015 Cask at Michael Jacksonís old local, The Dove, in Hammersmith. God I love that pub!
Fruity English yeast strain. Light and flowery. Almost rosemary like on aroma. Nice gentle hops. Taste is extremely fruity, some lemons, lovely mouth feel. Really solid bitter.