BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hand-pulled pint in the lovely old tourist pub ’Haunch of Venison’, Salisbury, on 12th Oct 2013.
This comes a real pale golden colour, almost Lager-like and with the same white head s you’d expect on a Lager/Pilsner.
The aroma was both ’grainy’ and hoppy in about equal measures, the hops just winning in the taste stakes with a mild citrus hint coming through. Dry finish to a pretty average brew that was almost boring and lacking any robustness of flavour or body depth. Subtle for some, bland for me.
Leighton (8648) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Brownswood, London. Pours clear yellow with a fine, white froth head. Grainy malt nose, wet leaves. Light sweet flavor, toasted grains, dirt, leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet finish, toast, more dirt and leaves, grainy malts. Wholly uninspiring.
mr_h (2086) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask by air pressure at Geordie’s Byre, Ayr - clear yellow, good off-white head, light hoppy aroma, flavour is earthy, resin, some sort of citrus, high carbonation, bitter earthy aftertaste
berkshirejohn (3964) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Wyndham Arms, Salisbury. Amber with a loose white head; aroma of fresh, grassy hops and malts; in the mouth there is an immediate bite of sharp citrus hops, then a slightly sweet malty body; follwed by a prolonged bitterness. An excellent bitter.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Cloisters. A blonde ale with a fair white head. Aroma of yeast and caramel. Similar flavours with some pepper also. Very dry with a bitter finish.
Sigmund (4503) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Number Twenty-2, Darlington. Golden colour, moderate white head. Moderate flowery aroma. Elderflowers? Floral and hoppy flavour.
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
7th December 2007
Pigs Ear Festival, Hackney. Dry palate. Hoppy with distinct elderflower. Also prominent honey. A bit different.
SaintMatty (4279) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (Deacons, Salisbury) - Gold/amber in colour. Slightly hoppy aroma with peach, tea and fruit. Malty and fruity taste with faint notes of peach and hops. I remember it being better than this, so I will rate it again in future.
bobinlondon (1240) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Handpulles cask at the Sultan, Colliers Wood. Gold with a white head. Fresh tasting and quaffable but rather unexciting. Slightly metalic english hops.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Charlies Pub, Copenhagen. Golden colour, small white head. Sweet fruity hoppyness along with some wood. Flavour is wood, nectar, fruity hops and some caramel malty notes as well. Smooth and refreshing.