Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with a small white head. Aroma of fruit and malt with a hint of diacetyl. Sweet and fruity flavour
harrisoni (12487) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask handpull at Malt Shovel Northampton. Clear brown colour. Solid best bitter with good malts and some white pepper hop on finish. Extremely good condition. Very drinkable. Lovely brown best bitter wot used to be made
leaparsons (7671) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Cow and Plough, Stoughton. Amber with a firm cream head. Aromas are caramel and cream with hints of vanilla. Light oranges with hints of pine and grapefruit. Quite hoppy. Flavours are sweet oranges with toffee and biscuit malts. Some light nuttiness with a hoppy, grapefruit bitter finish. Similar to London Pride.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the Helter Skelter, Frodsham 10/04/2010
Floral aroma. White head. Golden bronze coloured and hoppy with a little dryness and bitterness in a peppery finish.
Fin (6893) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpump at The Turf Tavern, Oxford, 17-04-10 Pours amber with a white head. This is a tasty tangy beer with a medium bitterness, some maltiness and a steak of sweet citrus throughout. Had this in the company of many Morris men and women, a wonderful though tiring day of dance. A6 A4 F7 P4 Ov13 3.4
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Amber with white head. Dry, bitter and hoppy beer, good sharp flavours, crisp with a dry malt, biscuity then a leafy hop finish. Very decent.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull, The Malt Shovel, Northampton. Copper under a white film. Stewed tea, husky malt, nuts and citrus aroma. Dab of damp rabbit. Softer, less citrussy fruit again (moving backwards from Wots Occurring); peach, rose and orange perhaps. Bits of earth and ash. Unfussy shampoo dryness to finish again. Good but not quite Great; the earthiness does add a layer of complexity that gives it a slight edge over Wots Occurring and Gobble..
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate: cask handpull at the Pembury Tavern.
Pale amber coloured with no head. Yes, I’m at the Pembury... Full on hop aroma. Absolutely glorious. Loads of citrus, even some faint lime, plus plenty of grassy notes too. Really aromatic. Flavour, bloody hell chaps, this is excellent. Absolutely stunning pale malt base with just the right level of sweetness topped off with lashings of grassy hops. Superb blend of earth and bitter in the finish. Nothing particularly outlandish, just a bloody excellent bitter.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Bedford BF ’06. Mid amber. Huge blackcurranty fruit aroma with malts. A lovely, sweet fruit and malt taste, followed by medium bitterness. Really enjoyed this.
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2011 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A mid brown coloured bitter with a malty aroma which has hints of caramel and toffee. The taste is also predominantly malty. It is tasty and a bit chewy. Almost verging on an Irish Red in its style.Score 3.3
Subsequent ratings scored 3.2, 3.2 and 3.6. Score unchanged