Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Olde Trip to Jerusalem, Nottingham, 28/09/07. Clear amber with a little head. Aroma is mainly malt and alcohol, some hops. The alcohol comes through in the taste too and warms the finish. There’s a persistent fruity aftertaste. Overall, this is a solid if unspectacular ale. It’s a workhorse of a brand for GK and a "good port in a storm" when there’s little variety of ale on offer, but unlikely to ever be anyone’s favourite ale.
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clearish straight amber covered by a small white head. Almost salty, surprisingly hoppy, grassy nose in which the softly toasty, fruity (peach) malts let the hops’ expansion take place. Development kept on in mouth, the bitterness is quite restrained and soft, mineral. A fine, available anywhere, go-to ale when you’re stuck in a place with a poor range.
HenrikSoegaard (11756) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Dr.Lousie Esbjerg.
Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. moderate malty light grassy hoppy aroma. moderate bitter flavor with wooddy and cheesy notes. Oily palate.
HogTownHarry (6302) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. At The Sherlock Holmes, near Trafalgar Square, London. Slightly hazy copper pour with a smallish lasting creamy head. Dry, moderately sweet light roast malt aroma, some soft yeast notes, light sweet grassy hops. The taste follows, more hop bitterness, herbal and grassy, the malt seems a tad nutty, and the hop bitterness lasts surprisingly long, even it is is very restrained. The body is creamy and average thickness, light carbonation and astringency appropriate to a cask bitter, with a decently long light herbal linger. A very decent session pint, and in pretty good shape.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Standing Order, Edinburgh.
Amber colour. Light sweet with orange peels and a bit chemical. Smooth mouthfeel. No sugar detected here, which is promising.
omhper (21422) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Standing Order, Edinburgh. Amber colour. Sweet and sulphury. Caramelly malt, medium bodied with a fair amount of substance. Minerally bitter finish. Pertty good.
rlgk (14381) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(RBESG 2007, Cask at the Standing Order, Edinburgh) Copper color, ok white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma, grassy, hoppy flavor. Quite nice bitter finish with metallic notes.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(cask, Pig’n’Whistle, Brisbane) copper colored with generous white head. some lace. Malt aroma, maybe a hint of citrus hops. Flavor is slightly sweet malt, some hops bitterness in the finish.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Isis Tavern, Oxford. Hazy copper, nice sticky white head. Treacle, apricot and wood aroma. A bit heavy. Decent malty character to the flavor, though it quickly becomes sticky. My pint was sort of hard to finish.
gnoff (8795) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught at Charlie´s Bar, Køpenhamn) Labeled 5.0%. Clear copper color, small white head,. Flowery hoppy scent. Fruity and malty taste. Apple and pear aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel abnd bitterness.