jjsint (270) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ The Ship, St Cuthberts Street, Bedford. Clear reddish-brown. Big but thin head, like kids’ shampoo. Astringency in the aroma, along with forest fruit. Taste is sulphur and astringency mixed with bittersweet. More complex than I would have thought; small slow sips are merited. Still, a bog-standard Christmas beer which is nice enough but fails to excite.
SudsMcDuff (5323) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
gotta say, i did quite like the CasK Badge .. . half pint on CasK @ the Bunch of Grapes while my family was shopping at Harrods in London .. . deep tawny amber .. low puddle of foam .. . weak mouth .. . light bread and very light xmas cake, spice and sugar .. . a tame effort effort but it was ok, fuck harrods .. . . . Han Solo prefers "Chewy" granola bars...
olliejobbins (608) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pint from the cask. Tastes and smells malty and fruity, pours with a smooth and creamy head. A brown/amber colour.And overall a good Christmas beer.
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask.Tried on a family pre Christmas meal when I wasn’t driving. Quite pleasant and slightly hoppy. A nice bitter but a Christmas ale- I dont think so.
unstablefable (210) - SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark amber brown, dense white head, aroma not much some light roasted notes small fudge, taste is but more animated toffee, biscuits, surprising hop kick at the end. Decent seasonal
wheresthepath (1384) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Cask at Copa, Reading] Deep amber-red with a moderate white head. Caramel, caramel, caramel & a bit of toffee - yep, it’s another Greene King bitter alright. There’s a hint of spice & a dusty, dirty, twiggy bitterness, but gernerally it’s rather sweet and very dull.
stravale (1691) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ JDW Elgin 171212
Reddish copper, clear, thin, dense white head, some lacing
Aroma of caramel malts, soft toffee, some yeast
Taste of caramel malts, light toasted malt, touch of toffee, quite yeasty, touch of dark fruits, odd herbal notes, cereals
Palate - medium body, fairly oily. Finish as main flavour, lingering bitter and bit astringent
Overall - Ordinary bitter with some odd flavours from the yeast. Wasn’t that great.
RichTheVillan (1627) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at JDW Arthur Robertson; standard English bitter dressed up in Xmas finery dark brown, bitter and cheap.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half pint, hand pulled from cask at JDWs Angel. Tiny creamy, tan-coloured head. Deep dark amber body. Fine aroma of malts and resinous hops. Malt-fruity taste added by seasonal spices like ginger. Bittersweet ending. Likable (London, 25.11.2012).
swooper (1243) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In robin hood cambridge. Neutrally to light malty aroma.almost creamy head. Hazy amber ruby might a bit darker . Medium bitterness and sweetness. Not a special flavour. Medium body. Average xmas beer