DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the Friar Penketh, Warrington (JDW) 05/01/2006
Golden coloured with a malt aroma. Slightly fruity and rich on the palate. Some bitterness in a dry malt flavoured finish.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull at County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. Golden colour with slightly hoppy session bitter. Some creaminess with some juicy malt. Really quite drinkable, some citrus. Good session, drinking beer
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (handpump) at The Willow Walk (JDW), Victoria, London. Billed as a "post festive season" ale this is, as one might expect, a fairly lightweight offering. Its pale gold in colour (although my pint was a little hazy too) and I’m giving it the benefit of the doubt by describing it as a golden ale. Although it has some lemony touches, it could hardly be described as aromatic. More citrus and a gentle bitterness on the palate, tending more towards a light bitter than a golden ale. Fresh and clean but not much depth of flavour and rather thin of body. Probably does what it sets out to reasonably effectively, but I prefer a bit more character in my beer - even in January. Just a bit too delicate.