OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 21, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
0.5L bottle from Ex Cellar, Fulham. Medium white head. Body is crystal clear gold. Smells sweet bready with some stale, earthy hops. Sweet, kind of harsh malt flavor. Skunked bittering hops is not making it much better. Light astringent mouthfeel. Light to medium full. Sourish-sweet malty endnotes. Not very good, Far past it’s prime, this one.
downender (6275) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Sussex beer festival, Seven Stars, Bristol 4/1/2011. Deep gold with a slight, off-white head. Slightly sweet aroma with some leafy hop. Flavours of caramel and biscuit malts with a moderately bitter finish. Fine.
berkshirejohn (4526) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from Waitrose, Farnham. Slightly hazy amber in colour with a billowing white head; aroma of dried hops and biscuit; light crisp citrusy flavour, with well-balanced sweetness and a fresh lightly bitter hop finish. Very pleasant.
Cybercat (3305) - Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is crisp, malty and just a little fruity with a hop bitter undertone. It pours a clear amber with a fairly thick and frothy head that sticks around a little bit. Flavor is malty and quite bitter, but not fiercely so. Texture is very smooth, a teensy bit watery and a little tingly.
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet malt, light citrus. Flavor is fruity malt, caramel, grainy, bitter finish.
EithCubes (4887) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nose is strongish gritty caramel with light toffee, herbal hop bite with very light fruity tones and a sort of Zinfandel chaser. Pour is transparent orange with a fizzy dark beige head. Watery light body very fizzy (a little harsh?) reminds of charged mineral water, bitter and dry with little in the way of fruit, resolves to a bready finish. Crisp and biting, but I’d rather have a flat and fruity bitter that’s stripped its water clean.
nuplastikk (4395) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5ooml bottle. Hazy orange-tan color. Thin, soapy, off-white head. Mellow, malty aroma, almost a touch of soft peach. Creamy, soft on the palate with a piny dryness in the aftertaste. Some rich specialty malt over a toasty golden backbone. the hops really are pretty solid, and complement the fruity ale yeast tones. Solid beer.
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled cask at the Brittania Bar Cafe, Rochester. Amber/gold with a thin white head. Fruity malt with a touch of cheese. Subtle grassy hops. Nothing to wriite home about.
oh6gdx (20313) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Goldeny orange colour with small off-white head. Aroma is fruits, cardboard, some mild grains and mild toffeeish notes. Flavour is toffee, malts, cardboard, some mild grains as well. A bit soapy notes. Not very pleasant.
MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very little aroma. Malt aroma is very faint and hop aroma even fainter. Golden color with moderate white head. Hop flavor is surprisingly strong considering there was very little aroma. More bitter than most English beers. Body is typical for the style. Overall decent enough, but not outstanding.