RichardGretton (4227) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@George and Dragon, Thringstone. Golden reddish beer with a strong head. The aroma is lightly toffee hopped, and the flavour is smooth, watery, caramel and hopped. Overall a reasonable beer.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 7, 2006
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask, Tut ní Shive, Doncaster. Clear dark chestnut, thin off-white head. No aroma. Seriously, none. Oh wait, touch of malt there. Thatís it. Balanced malt and hop taste. Sweet finish. Boring. Standard. Dull. Acetic and tannin in the mouth afterwards. Some fruit under that? I donít know, because this is such a bad pint.
scotty (1044) - SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kings Arms Melrose, this was slightly hazy, but had a good lasting head. An average pint really, nice maltiness with a soft fruit/hop finish. Ok, but didnít think it worthy of a 70 percentile rating!
Stine (1490) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2006
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at the Half Moon, Oxford. This was the only option while England was taking it to Sweden in the World Cup. Seems like this is a bitter made to resemble a belgian brew, as itís got a bit of spicy, herbal hop flavor to it along with a good deal of yeast presence. Thereís something incredibly sour in it, though, that made it nearly undrinkable for me. Glad I held back for only a half-pint.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2007 A Sim Rate (Cask at The Gatehouse) Smells like algae, sweet and creamy. Tastes like peanuts. Redcurrant aftertaste. Quite sweet for an ale.
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Handpump @ .... .Amber colour with a small off-white head. Has a malty aroma with some fruitiness. Some hints of hops in the aroma aswell. Malty fruity flavor. Leaving you with a long hoppy finish.
pivnizub (8750) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask: Copper coloured, small lacing white head; sweet-malty and light bitter nose; bitter-sweet flavour, mild, soft MF; mild, delicate herbal hoppy finish. A bit thin for a beer of 4,9% ABV..........
ALLOVATE (2355) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Handpump @ the legendary George Inn, Southwark.
Sparkling copper body with a very short-lived white head that managed a little legs. Biscuity sweet nose. In the mouth itís very similar with toffee, salted nuts and toasted malt predominant over a light earthy hop note that sits in the very recess of the mouth. Dries out in the back end with a very gentle bitter apex before all malt in the swallow and a light residual sweetness that lingers long afterwards. Completely still, light bodied but relatively smooth, it could get quite heavy after a few pints so Iíd say one was enough. Not bad at all.
bluevegie (3052) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried at the Eagle pub at Cambridge.
Pale tawny body, mainly malt in the aroma, caramel in the taste and a little watery.
Finn (4032) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Railway Kew Gardens 28 Apr 06. Golden brown colour. A shortlived soapy head. Some fruity hints. A sourish bitter aftertatse. Refreshing.