thebeertourist (4522) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Bruxellensis. Amber with a small head. Woody and flowery nose. Good bitterness, some toffee, though remaining dry, especially towards the finish. Light-bodied. A nice English session ale.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Slow carbonation to fluffy cask head; orange coloured beer. Citrussy (lemon/lemonrind) hopbales and fresh yeast helping, as from the gyle tank. Hugh says too much sulphur. Lots of hops which are really needed for buffering a rather sweet-malty beer. Not really distinctive for a cask ale. Citrus retronasal, and some fruity, yeasty esters. Not light, but "medium bodied" is already pushing it. Nothing more than decent.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2007 1. Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 23/01/2003
Clear golden coloured and pale. Slightly dry full hop finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Bell Inn, Nottingham 12/12/2006
Hop aroma. Golden coloured and hoppy with a crisp and dry lasting malt finish.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Blakes of Dover. 4 February, 2006
Pretty blonde thing with fruity and very hoppy taste. Quite refreshing. Good body but a bit short aftertaste.
Hugh (153) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bold aroma of Kent hops. This is a much improved beer with much more outspoken hopping than last year. Reminded me of the better Swale beers of yesteryear. Highly recommended.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at brewery in Ramsgate, Kent When this is at its best it is a hoppy creamy strong ale of real class and extremely drinkable. When it isn’t at its best then it isn’t. I like Eddie’s beers though, they show character and are well made
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colour. Not a lot of aroma. The mouthfeel was a bit odd - a sort of chalky, slaty mineral quality. Otherwise it comes over as a fairly standard bitter - soft malts and gentle bitterness. I wouldn’t have picked it out as a stronger bitter. Cask (gravity dispense), Ealing Beer Festival 2005.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold with a white head. Lacks aroma. Medium bodied though very smooth. Tropical fruity flavour. Strange mild bitter finish. Suprisingly chalky feel.
joet (1990) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
pale sweet apples, dusty bitter bookish hops, soft mouthfeel and that’s a wrap.
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2003
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2008 July, 2003: Gravity Cask, Kent Beer Festival 2003. Yeasty, bready aroma with a touch of sulphur. Clean, light taste with hints of apple leading into a dry lemony citric finish. [3.4]
Oct, 2003 The brewery, Ramsgate. Sweetish and tangy. Slightly muddled. Hops are earthy & slightly perfumey. Not as impressed on this second visit. [2.9]
Jan, 2005:The brewery, Ramsgate - with joet. Nice clean gulpable session bitter. Pear drops in the finish. [3.1]
Oct, 2008 500ml Bottle from Asda Stunning. Very drinkable - great gulps of fresh fruit and smacks of healthy hops. Ooooh, this is good. Light, refreshing, delicate, yet full of yummy flavour. Very moreish, very tasty - oh, I could drink this all night. Wonderful stuff - really wonderful! [4.7]