BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand-pulled pint in the lovely ’Bear’ , a Fuller’s pub in Oxford. Pub crawl on 23rd Nov 13.
Poured a lovely reddish brown with a good, deep crown of off-white foam on top.
The aroma is toffee coated biscuits with nuts sprinkled on top.
The taste is also toffee-ish in flavour, with a wild berries coating adding some bitterness to the brew.
Good feel to this beer, an ideal Autumnal brew.
Lowenbrau (1462) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @The Mawsons Arms, Chiswick, London. Malty profiled beer. Smooth, soft carbonation, oily. Some diactil, buttery flavours and aromas. Caramel. Sweet aftertaste.
Scopey (4612) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Ship, Soho. It pours clear brown with a small off-white head. The nose is toffee, fruit cake, wood, toast and brown bread. The taste is bitter-sweet, wood, earth, toast, toffee, dried berry and brown bread with a dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation. Simple, well-balanced and pretty drinkable. Alright stuff.
Theydon_Bois (5297) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Parcel Yard, King’s Cross, 13/11/13.
Clear dark amber with a good sized beige covering.
Nose is biscuit malts, toffee, orchard fruits, leafs and fresh woodland.
Taste comprises brown bread, biscuit, orchard fruit, toffee, light sugars.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light bitterness in a dryish finale.
Ok stuff ... Irish ?
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival - Le Gothique, London. Pours clear, amber-gold with a bubbly white head. Nose has doughy brown bread, light fruits and hints of toffee. Light to medium sweet flavor with lots of bready malts, mild creamy toffee, faint berries. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet to finish with low bitterness, light fruits, lots of doughy bread. Tasty and simple.
Sigmund (4506) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask pint at The Mawson Arms (Fuller’s brewery tap). ABV was 4.7%. Reddish brown colour, low off-white head. Malty and fruity aroma and flavour, hints of ripe berries, dry finish. Very moderate hops. Smooth to drink.
Jonb5 (288) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Dark auburn, slight haze, medium, tanned head gave way to nice lacing. S: Rich malt, some espresso, cranberry, molasses. T: Balanced sweetness, malty, slight sour fruits, wheaty finish. M: Smooth, medium body, soft carbonation. O: A beer for when the weather is changing, not dissimilar to other offerings from Fullers but quaffable.
mr_h (2094) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask by handpump at Pot Still, Glasgow - clear amber brown, creamy off-white head, weak sweet malty aroma, excellent film of lacing, sweet caramel, very well balanced, refreshing and easy to drink
Lilja (1221) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
På fat. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, röda bär med örtiga toner. Lätt kropp, juicekänsla med fin beska.
Osprey87 (917) - London via, WALES - SEP 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Cross Keys Ravenscourt Park. Orange with a bubbly white head. Smells of yeast, wet cardboard, a hint of spice. Body is light. Taste is light on flavour - mild malts and a soft bitterness, a touch of watered down fruit. Nice enough but doesn’t stand out. A bit watery. 3.2 seems fair because it’s drinkable and quite enjoyable.