niquillis (812) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Amberley Inn, Amberley, Gloucs. Pours golden amber with white head. Good balance of malt and hops give it some hop and some butter on the finish. Decent EPA.
BlackHaddock (3500) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hand-pulled pint by a young lady in the shortest skirts I’ve seen for a long time: Penny Blacks, Birmingham: 30 Aug 2013.
Sadly the pulling of the pint was the most exciting bit of the beer: I found it lightweight and bland to be honest. I’ve enjoyed beers from this brewery many times before, this let them down
Looked OK, golden and clean with a pure white head.
Slightly more malts in the nose and taste: mildly roasted biscuit feel with a semi-citrus hop undertone throughout. Nothing stood out, nothing to upset or test your senses, just a blend for the masses. Disappointed more than anything else, just lacks character and some oomph.
SarkyNorthener (1728) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@pennyblacks, Birmingham. Golden amber, medium head and some lacing. Aroma is faint malt. Taste is fruit and mild hops. Some malts. Ok beer.
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Happy Man, Englefield Green, 18/06/13.
Clear golden with a thin off white head.
Nose is malt, bread dough, citrus, light hops.
Tate comprises summer fruits, orange peel, touch of caramel, light biscuit, bread.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, bitter notes in the finish.
An adequate well balanced bitter.
tombyars (1348) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
First tasted this in the Three Judges, Glasgow in March 2004. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale amber in colour with a tight creamy white head. Warm yeasty bread notes in the short aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a strong digestive biscuit note with slight hints of toffee apple in the mouth. Spicy herbal notes in the hop resins gives a tart woody aftertaste. Finish is slightly malty with hazelnut overtones. An ok session bitter but a bit bland.
tommann (2622) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Bird in Hand, Ironbridge. Pours amber with a large head. Aroma is bready malt and pithy orange. Starts with bitter orange and finishes with orangey malt.
leaparsons (7988) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Derby Fest 10. Amber brown with an off-white foam. Aromas are malty with ripe pear and citrus. Toffee with green apple. Flavours are toffee and weetabix malts with pear. Grapefruit with light chocolate on the finish. A decent bitter but at least it’s not another bloody golden ale.
oh6gdx (20244) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Copper colour, small off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, fruits, wood, mild nuttyness as well as mild sprucelike notes. Flavour is quite alike but dominated by fruits and some red berryish notes.
DanielBrown (3717) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled at Penny Blacks,Birmingham. Light brown, with scum top. Nice jammy hops in the mouth. Not too strong, not too overbearing, just lip-smacking and slightly orangey. Nice finish.
KnutAlbert (6012) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Crosse Keys.
Session bitter that starts out quite balanced with the proper malty body and enough hops. But there is some refined sugar in the finish that does not come out well.