BlackHaddock (6344) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle at home on 1st April 2016. Poured into an Abbot Ale glass pint tankard. Clear and clean golden body, the head a full white blanket of foam. Strange aroma and taste, Saison like farmyard esters and flavours: wasn’t expecting that. Some malty sweetness within the flavouring, honey like flavourings too. Not the best Grainstore beer for me by a long, long way.
wheresthepath (2121) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Draper’s Arms, Peterborough. Deep gold with a thin white head. Sweet caramel with just a smidgen of dusty dry leaves and a hint of bitterness. Really not much to it. Below par golden but drinkable.
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Grainstore Brewery Tap, Oakham. Pours pale golden with white head. Quite a dry malty gold, just a little dull.
jjsint (2330) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Bankers Draft, Bedford. A nice-looking beer: clear pale yellow with a head that is neither too tight nor too foamy. Tropical/lemon aroma with a hint of soap. Taste is better, bittersweet and slightly astringent with a dry almost woody finish. Light mouthfeel. Better than I expected.
edsspoon (858) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask - light amber with a thin white head. Aroma of grassy hops, grapefruit and some tropical fruit. Taste is light fruit, light bitterness and some grass. A bit soapy and slight sweetness. Medium body.
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light bronze. Mainly caramelly in the nose. Slightly fruity but keeping with the caramelly theme. Off-dry finish.
SaintMatty (6805) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Lord Moon of the Mall JDW, London) - Golden in colour. Malty aroma with earthy hops and a faint hint of citrus. Malty taste with grain, malt and lemon detected.
ManVsBeer (8686) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A true gold colour with a creamy. It’s fairly smooth although not high on flavour with a small malt-hop aroma and taste.
mr_h (4754) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at Salt Cot, Saltcoats - clear golden yellow, thin creamy off-white head, mild malty aroma, intermittent lacing, fairly sweet, malty, moderate carbonation, sweetish finish
Martin243 (1019) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/2 at the Tilley Stone Gateshead.Golden largery colour with a thin silky white head Honey and cereal aroma, like a tasty flapjack or breakfast bar. Same sort of flavour with sauvignon wine and blueberries, and I’m a sucker for sauvignon and blueberries in a blond ale. Nice and summery.