hanskpauley (5) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An amazing seasonal ale, I look forward to it each year coming out of the winter doldrums in London. Will miss it this year, but can only pass along the kudos....note the Kiwi hops, lovely.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@The Mad ... (not sure what handwriting sez here). Pale ambery golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral and mildly leathery notes. Flavour is leathery, fruity, wooden and earthy. Nice balance with aome slight grassyness in the finish as well.
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, Gustav Adolf Torg
Hazy golden color with small creamy head. Very nice aroma, fresh, lemony; later with some apples. The body is weak and the mouthfeel dry; it has some toffee flavor with light cereals; correct bitterness, with nice zesty hopping. The final gets a bit too dry.
Refreshing session beer.
Leighton (6956) - London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Melton Mowbray, London. Pours clear, dark yellow with a fluffy white head. Bright and zesty citrus on the nose. Light sweet flavor with pleasant lemony twang and subtle, doughy malts. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Crisp finish with modest hop bite, a bit of dry hay, more lemon, some other pithy citrus. A very refreshing, citrusy golden ale.
joe19612 (1496) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Horse and Groom Alresford. Pours a light golden colour, with plenty of grapefruit in the aroma, the taste is light and fruity with a dry hoppy finish.
joergen (17353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Bishops Arms Savoy.
Clear golden coloured with a small white head.
Fruity aroma of grass, citrus peel and hops.
Fruity flavour of hops, citrus peel and grass.
kermis (2484) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Joint Stock, Birmingham. Clear golden pour with an off white head. Aroma of grass, hops and weeds. Flavour is fruity, hoppy and a little bitter.
deanso (3193) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at The Joint Stock, Birmingham. 15/4/2012.
Ok white head. Clear golden pour. Ok, nothing special
imdownthepub (8470) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at The Joint Stock, Birmingham. Gold with slight head. Flat sweet, fruity beer, thin on the palate, malty but pretty dull overall. Not a favourite.
AleTsar (1331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask gravity @ Nairn Beer Festival 2012
Light amber, clear, bubbly lasting head, some lacing
Aroma of light grassy hops, hint of zest, pale malts, hint of peanut kernel
Taste of citrus hops, lemon zest, bit of grassy hops, light caramel malt, bit nutty, good flavour for 4%
Palate - very low carb, thin body, gentle bitter. Finish as main flavour, light biscuity bitter finish with a bit of citrus zest