Quack-Duck (8299) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Darts Farm Topsham UK. Deep amber-golden, creamy head. Malty start with some fruity hints and lovely citrusy hops. Delicious beer - anytime again.
DruncanVeasey (7318) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Teign Cellars, Newton Abbot. Dull gold swirling with marmalade floaties under a patchy white skim. Aroma dominated by yeast and fizz; sourish and rustic with notes of rhubarb, TCP, ashtray and pollen. Flavour of the water cut flowers have been standing in swirled in an ashtray. Redeeming flecks of chaff and lime jelly. Saline and hissing. Pale nutty linger.To give it the benefit of doubt probably an unremarkable but perfectly decent GA badly bottled.
martinrumsam (557) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber colour with nice white head. Floral citrusy aroma. Taste is light bitter. Well carbonated. Refreshing for summer
Deu (723) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear pale yellow with good head and medium carbonation. Grassy, lemon, hay, and lime aromas. More citrus on the taste, touch of soap. Easy drinking and overall OK.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from Sainsburyís, Watford. Poured a very cloudy orange with a halo of white head. Slightly sour aroma, with some barley sugar and grassy hop. Initial flavours of orange juice, sharp acid and wet grass. Finish was acidic with unripe citrus and copper. This clearly wasnít in good condition, but was well within itís Best Before date and had been kept cellared.
HampshirePhil (165) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle - Frothy head, completely hazy orange colour. Palate very weak
zacgillbanks (2620) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sainsburyís, Team Valley, Gateshead. This is a cloudy yellow-amber coloured beer with a rich malty, citrus fruit and lemon flavour slight woody notes and a creamy spicy fruity finish.
BlackHaddock (4218) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle conditioned 500ml: BBD end of Dec 14, poured carefully into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 29 Nov 13.
Slight haze to my amber/dull golden pint: on top a full and deep white blanket of foam, enough to put out an aircraft fire.
The nose was sweetened fruit laden onto a malted bread loaf, lashings of butter and all floating on a yeast pillow.
The taste wasnít as sweet as the aroma hinted at: this is fairly bitter and dry in the mouth, almost sour in fact (I wonder if the bright lights of the supermarket shelves has had an effect?), as if it was íon the turní or had a yeast infection. Anyway I drank the lot, so it couldnít have been off.
Medium body depth and well carbonated, it had a mini fizz to it and on opening it tried to get out the bottle before I brought the glass to it.
I have really enjoyed every beer from these guys before: this one however has let them down a little (if my bottle has come as they intended).
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear amber with finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Tangerine marmalade, pepper, hints of grapefruit, apricot and floral notes. Bread and waft of leather.
Taste: Low sweetness, medium bitterness and sourness.
Palate: Rough texture and light body, prickly carbonation, fairly abrupt astringent biscuity, peppery and citrus finish.
Comments: Very good and refreshing. Glass lace. Reminded me of a saison.
imdownthepub (10760) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 500ml from Sainsburyís in Banbury. Hazy orange gold with white head. A beery, malty aroma on opening leading to a slightly flabby, fruity beer, there is an orange pulpy note along with a hint of apple. The malt is lightly roasted, a touch sweet. The beer on the whole is quite drinkable if just a little unbalanced.