ManVsBeer (5968) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask during a Wetherspoon Beer Festival in 2010. No notes as pre-Ratebeer for me but rating transferred from the Facebook Beerseek app.
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpull at Victoria Station, JDW, Victoria. Cloudy orange/gold. Thin white head. Banana estery aroma. Some very good spicyness on finish. I mean 10/10 for effort. A real attempt at a German Weisse. It’s just a little eathy and dirty and maybe not enough wheat as it’s a touch watery. It’s ok, and top marks for the attempt, but it’s not great. Strained.
Leighton (14404) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Pours cloudy, orange-gold with a soft, off-white and foamy head. Banana and spice in the nose with some yeast and dough. Has medium sweetness with notes of banana, clove and honey, plus a lightly bitter touch. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet and fruity on the finish with light spice and yeast. Nice beer.
Rune (9405) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Half, cask at Standing Order (JDW). Naturally cloudy, amber body. Naked surface. Aroma of plums and apricot. Cloves and sweet citric, ripe fruits in flavour. Notes of fruity yeastiness towards the ending. Very much on the sweet side (Edinburgh, 29.11.2010).
cgarvieuk (17647) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at sanding order ... amber ... thin white head .... light bubblegum nose ... very sweet bananana bubble gum... light easy but very sweet ... soft toffee ... to sweet ... but ok
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Pilgrims Progress (JDW), Bedford, after the end of the ’Spoons Beer Festival ’10. I thought Spinning Dog was a really good name for a brewery. Hazy gold. Large white head, thanks to a sparkler. Sour aroma of old fashioned liquid glue (’Gloy’ it was called). Taste is rather better: sweetness, sourness, wheat, milk, like an exotic breakfast cereal. Slight bitterness. Not bad.
yespr (36095) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From cask. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is dry estery and slight wheaty/yeasty. Dry, slight spiced, phenolic and estery flavoured. Dry and spiced finish. Somewhat bitter too.
imdownthepub (11495) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Clouded orange gold with slight head. Hmmm, tempting to mark this up a little for going totally crazy at a style and missing the mark. Nothing subtle about this, heavy spicing on the nose, yeasty, lemon pancake and altogether a little weird. Some banana. Not mad about it.
berkshirejohn (5223) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Prince Arthur (JDW), Fleet. Cloudy amber with a ring of white head - somehow looking rather flat; typical weisbier aroma with damp wheat and cloves; quite thick and grainy in the mouth, almost like drinking a banana smoothie; dry and spicy finish. A pleasant weisbier.
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2010 1)The Ritz, Lincoln. Muddy orange with a saliva-like halo. Jammy apricot and clove aroma with a scatter of earth and authenticity. Acidic and earthy with clove, biscuit crumbs; mouldy banana and TCP-swilled ashtray hints. Has a good go but let down by condition. 525312.
2) The Felix Holt, Nuneaton. Proper conditioning this time. Authentic clovey spice and banana. Definitely in the top 5 English hefeweizens I’ve encountered- upgraded to 637313.