The_Osprey (5550) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oct 2015 - 500ml bottle at home, 4.0% BB July 2016. Picked up in a trade with Scopey - thanks! Orange, clear, highly sparkling, dense foamy off-white head, thick lacing. Aroma is honey, invert sugar syrup, a little fudge. Body is medium to light, soft carbonation, smooth. Taste is sweet biscuity malts, honey, water with a hoppy dryness to finish. A bit of a lifeless and insipid pasteurised blonde, but the hops are peppery and ashy which I like. Overall, just OK.
nihtila (2678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle thanks to Ashton. Pours golden. Aroma is stuffy malty, honey, apple juice. Taste is similar stuffy malts, hay. Not refreshing.
allmyvinyl (9040) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to Ashton McCobb. Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Aromas of honey and lemon. Taste is buttery, honey and lemon. Sticky finish.
AshtonMcCobb (4993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Harvey’s online shop.
Appearance - golden with a decent head.
Nose - honey and lemon. Some cereal.
Taste - more of the same. Maybe some custard.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish though it could be cleaner.
Overall - solid but not refreshing enough.
Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split at LKS ’Beers of London’ Tasting, high up, thanks to Bropey - Harveys new #1 fanboy 10/12/14.
Clear light golden with moderate off white spotting and edgework.
Nose is light citric peel, apple orchard, musty notes, pale malt, yeast.
Taste comprises pale malts, hint of orange, caramel, orchard tones.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
daniele (7721) - ITALY - JAN 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle oro limpida non molta schiuma media persistenza naso non intenso lieve nota citrica amaro medio buona secchezza lieve metallico un po povera
madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
10th December 2014
Tasting at Leighton’s Flat. Thanks to Scopes for this one. Bright clear gold beer, bubbly white head. Palate is light and crisp and semi dry. Dry pale malts, trace of sweet grain. Mild floralness. A little insipid orangey fruit. Light semi dry finish. Clean and fairly drinkable.
Scopey (11784) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle picked up at Harvey’s. It pours clear gold with a foamy white head. The nose is simple, clean, toasty grain, sweet cereal and faint peach. The taste is toasty, cereal, light lemony citrus, soap, grainy and some underlying sweetness with a dry finish. Light-medium body and fine carbonation. Really easy going. Simple and crushable.
mR_fr0g (8289) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Leightons pre Christmas tasting. Thanks to Paul. Very pale yellow, very clear, loose white head. Aroma is classic harvey’s house nose. Some grassy green leaf hop, touch of sulphur. Flavour is composed of dirty green hop, fresh grass / silage, pale grains, straw. Touch of egg. Palate is clean and grainy, light body, moderate carbonation. Decent beer. Characterful and drinkable.
Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Paul. Pours perfectly clear yellow-gold with a frothy white head. The nose has some doughy bread, apple, hay. Light sweet flavor with grainy white bread, hints of paper, grass, straw, lemon rind. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, some lightly bitter grains and hay, vague citrus. So so.