madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2011
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
14th April 2009
Clear amber gold beer. Low carbonation. Dry palate. Some sulphur and a bitter finish! Marvelous!
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate. Cask handpull from Baker Street ’Sporks.
Ruby / copper body with a good off white head and plenty of lace. Fruity and chunky all round. Good liquorice and plum notes. Lovely malt and faint licks of malt. Obvious Belgian yeasty character. Drinks light a lighter Gouden Carolus Classic. And for that I like it a lot. A little more complex than most you find at a JDW. Pretty decent all rounder. Nice one. Hang about... GREENE KING??? What the FUNK??? Honestly I liked it.
leaparsons (9677) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Highcross, Leicester. Red brown with a beige head. Aromas are nutty with roast malts and grapefruit. Flavours are weetabix malts with some chocolate and berry notes. Mostly dry and hoppy with a light herbal, bitter pithy finish. Decent.
Rune (10928) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint, cask ale at The Flying Horse, Gatwick Airport. Golden-copper. Dry fruity to the nose. The taste profile contains lots of fresh fruits with noble malts in the background. Smooth bitter finish. Easy to drink. Moreish summer beer (05.05.2009).
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the alfread herring. Alround rating: Grainy toffee malts, fruity berry character, dry grassy bittering hop. No idea why they made this dark, it doesnt seem to have suited it well.
wheresthepath (2074) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Gravity cask at Back of Beyond, Reading] Brown. Weird smell and initial taste - almond/marzipan mixed with plant food! Mellows into what is really qutie a pleasant beer, with toffee flavours dominating over a rich, fruity finish. Hmmm... mixed feelings on this one. c8
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned handpump Rupert Brooke Rugby An amber coloured beer with a white head. The aroma has fruity and biscuity notes. Some reasonable fruits and bready malts in the mouth but spoilt late on by that dishwatery yeasty GK house flavour.
tombyars (1579) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2009
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sampled this ruby ale in Esquires, Glasgow (JDW) in April 2009. Crystal clear garnet red in colour with a thin white head which disappeared far too quickly -set alarm bells off with that. Sure enough, the ale was tired. Thin toffee aroma but very hard to detect. Crystal malt evident. Slight hint of damson fruit but again hard to detect. slight hop resin but sweet dominant in the balance. Not at its best unfortunately.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Bankers Draft, Bedford (JDW) in ’Spoons Real Ale Festival, April ’09. Dark amber with a small white head. Faint sweet aroma, slightly fruity with suggestions of apple and peach. Taste has painty fruit sourness and some background malt. Lingering nettly bitter finish. I thought it was quite good.
Fin (9356) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Penny Black, JDW, Bicester, Oxon 24-04-09 Pours reddy brown touch of haze. The nose was almost non-existent but then it was up against the Oakham Hareflick and the surprisngly good Ramsbury’s Hell’s Highway Mild. Taste was fruity and malty and there was some toffee, the commercial description being very accurate and whilst not a bad beer by any means its just a middle of the road beer. A6 A3 F5 P3 Ov11 2.8