BlackHaddock (3492) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Feb 2009: Brown 500ml bottle, poured into a UK pint sleeve glass. The rear label asked for the beer to be served cool, it was.
Light amber, dull gold in colour with a good firm foaming off-white head.
Pioneer Hops and White Malts are used in the brew and the hops could clearly be found in the fairly sweetish aroma, my nose isn’t good enough to pick out individual types of hops, even if I knew them!
Bitter and refreshing, tangy and tart, but not dry or coy. A true English Bitter in every sense.
Good hop retension in the mouthfeel, the bitterness from them obviously stays too. This is a well balanced beer and one I’d love to try on cask one day (soon).
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpulled cask at JDW Stanmore. Amber with a white head. Malty with good balancing complex hoppiness.
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask, 4.3% at GBBF08. Weak fruit aroma. Hazy golden colour. Stable frothy white head. Good fruity flavour. Medium bitterness. Not dry and not sweet, but good.
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A pretty standard British golden ale, with grassy aroma, flavoured with some floral-fruity notes and ending up in a weak dry, bitter finish. Watered palate (Cask at GBBF, 08.08.2008).
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - AUG 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had it at GBBF 2008. It was very malty indeed I liked it’s grains taste. NOt boring and very drinkable.
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Barleycorns, Nantwich.
A summer drink for a summer that is yet to quite ignite. Poured a golden colour with a thinnish white head. Malty, sweet aroma. Some fruit and hop present in the flavour which again is a bit on the sweet side. Easy drinking. Quite enjoyed this.
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Reddish amber, white halo. Doesn’t look real. Sickly buttery toffee aroma with musty ganja-ish hops struggling to poke through. Caramel and green nettley hop, bit of citrus.
Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask. Yellow with a small white head. Weak aroma mostly grassy. Sweet with a hint of hops in the finish.
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@GBBF2007. Golden colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is fruity hops with some wooden hints. Flavour is earthy, cellary, fruity hops and some caramel malts. Finish and aftertaste are spicy and grassy in an unpleasant way.
cgarvieuk (14025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle conditioned possibly off. light pale, with sour tones in both nose and flavour