maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton A copper coloured beer with a thin white head. A fruity aroma with hints of dishwater. Sulphur and fruit in the mouth. House issues.
Fin (8557) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Red Lion, Northmoor, Oxon, leg three of the Thames Tipple Poured mid amber, some sweetness on the nose but little else. The taste was quite plain, reasonable bitterness underpinned with some sweet malts
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2007
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Wheelhouse, Nottingham. Amber with a thick white head. A little malt in the aroma and the taste. Some traces of bitterness. Nottingham people say it doesn’t taste the same as when it was brewed in the Kimberley Brewery with Trent water. This Greene King version is bland and boring.
berkshirejohn (5288) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Bell, Nottingham: a rather ordinary bitter; taste dominated by the sweetness of the malt, lacking any real bitterness.
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 8, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tonik, Doncaster. Thought I best try this before they get bought out by the evil Greene King. Hoppy nose with some malt after. Mouth is hops, some summer fruit. Tastes and smells pasteurised. Nothing great.
Nekronos (3838) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BItter again, not my style, but I have to admdit this brewery is very good at it.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Borough Arms, Crewe 17/06/2001
Amber coloured. Slightly pale.
Ungstrup (30970) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm] A hazy orange beer with a thin lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet and OK hoppy, combined with light caramel notes. The flavor is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel. The mouthfeel is very smooth.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpulled at the Ship Inn, Sheffield. Smooth stuff (almost too cold and smooth) and the first time in twenty years that I’ve had this (the good old days of Kimberley Ales from the town next to where I was brought up). And it turned out to be a pleasent bitter, nothing remarkable but a decent drop.
scotty (1104) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Paddock Chaddesden Derby. A good satisfying pint. Smooth, well balanced, pronounced hop friut, and sweet malt creeping up at the rear. A good pint.