mr_h (2086) - Ayr, - FEB 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear golden, thin bubbly off-white head, no detectable aroma at serving temperature, very mild grassy aroma as it warms, some lacing, grassy, resiny flavour with a hint of citrus, high carbonation, bit thin bodied, bit bland
BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown 500ml bottle: BBD 5th Apr 14, poured into a straight sided pint glass (Fosters logo’ed) @ home on 5th Nov 13.
Plenty of bubbles rising through the clear golden body: the head a lot deeper and denser than your regular European lager/pilsners and it stayed.
The aroma was a blend of mild citrus notes and light maltiness with the taste following on along those lines. Suited the ham sandwich and olives I had for lunch with it. drying hops appear towards the end of each sip giving the beer a fine, refreshing feel.
Good body depth for a lager based brew: makes a change for the head to stay until the end of a lager too (even with olive oils on my lips).
Recommended if you like to try different lagers.
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Live rate. 500ml bottle from Rhythm N’ Booze, Cleethorpes. Pours brilliant yellow gold with a pillow of white head. Nose lime and curry leaf hop; CO2, thistle sap. Proper Yorkshire watter indeed; JHB-like soapy lime and sap; bready undercarriage, clean bitter finish. Just the right balance of fizz and malt slickness. Way too much citrus for a lager but I’m not complaining. Impressive.
DandyLion (383) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this @ Galtres festival. Mild fruity smell, light golden colour. Lemony flavour and maybe a bit peppery quite bitter for a lager. Nice
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Fin (6637) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, handpump at The Barley Mow, Upper Heyford, Oxon on our last Morris dance-out 22.07.13 Pours straw - pale gold, with white head. A simple light maltiness, slight fruity tang with just a light metallic bite. Sweet and a little dry, its ok. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
McNeillR (622) - SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Generous cask lager white head, pale as straw yellow body and very tight straw nose - nothing untoward, very crisp. Taste is straightforward as you’re going to get, in-distinctive hops on a plain as day malt canvas but with a very bright snip of a finish. Moreish rather than offensive linger, but again nothing major.
I would quite happily have this on cask in any anonymous Yorks boozer, but the selection around it dwarves things a little. Luckily this time it was all Magic Rock gear barring two I’d had before.
Cask, Friends Of Ham, Leeds
gowdy (643) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint at the Horseshoe Bar in Glasgow. Medium head. Pale golden colour. Very hazy. Quite thin.
imdownthepub (9161) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at The Chequers, Oxford. Gold with no head. There was a heavy slug of toffee, caramel right from the start of this, fairly dry. Just bordering on acceptable in here.
cgarvieuk (12188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
cask at haymarket ... golden ... small white head ... dull grassy nose ... soft biter ... soft fruits ... light lemon ...