Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Patchy head to an almost clear, amber body. Aroma is malt-fruity. Nice spiced juicy malts in flavour. A bit jam-like. Prolonged bitter ending. Fine bodied and well paired with the pub’s burger. Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen in London 4 Oct 10.
DruncanVeasey (6116) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2011 1) Cask, Coventry 2010. Slightly luminous yellow-orange with not much head. Stewed hoppiness like tea, ganja and grapefruit juice aroma. Full-on fresh grapefruity and apple notes; stewed tea squeezed with grapefruit, compensating cream and nuts. I’m going for a walk.
2) Cask handpull, The Old Bell Tavern, Harrogate, 18/04/11. Almond and celery aroma. Glass of white fluff and gold. That stewed tea, sweat and celery hop like TT turned up to a 7. Almond and stone. None of that fancy new worldstuff. Smells like a lady’s armpit. Scored it about right before.
GT2 (5659) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL thanks to huhzubendah. Clear light orange pour. Weak foam. Nose is sticky orange, grapefruit, decent American style hops. Taste is quite nice, not too sticky, some orange juice. Refreshing. Actually, quite impressive. Great palate- light, quenching, mild pine and grapefruit bitterness.
downender (5191) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Corks, Bristol. Deep golden in colour with a touch of carbonation. Sweet, marmalade aroma with plenty of floral hops. Flavour was packed with jammy fruit, leading to an earthy, dry finish. A beer of contrasts.
blankboy (5153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Fat Badger, Harrogate. Pours a clear golden-orange with an average size semi-lasting frothy off-white head and good lacing. Aroma’s mild but nice, with citrus hops and caramel malt. Nice hoppy flavour, lightly resiny and citrusy, backed by caramel malt. Average bodied. Quite good, I really enjoyed it.
rosenbergh (4655) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Cask Pub & Kitchen, London, England.
Clear pale golden colour with small creamy white head.
Mild fruity hops, caramel and biscuit in aroma.
Flavour is fruity hops, light bitterness, caramel malt and some biscuity notes.
thornecb (3645) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Cask. Pours clear gold into a shaker. Micro head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Pine and grapefruit aromas. Soft with sweet caramel and a lasting grapefruit finish.
berkshirejohn (3644) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Three Guineas, Reading. Hazy amber in appearance with a white head; fresh, hoppy, citrus aroma; sharp, dry, and hoppy in the mouth, with a full, creamy, body; and a warming finish leaving some sour graininess. Rather good.
Bullit (3504) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ 3 Judges. Golden colour, white head. Nosei is citrus, lemon, slight malty. Flavour is light malted, lemon, juicy, soft malty. Slightly watery finish.
DanielBrown (3168) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled at Bacchus Bar, Birmingham. Smells deeply hoppy and a smingely bit sweet. A floral hop in the mouth, or maybe that’s merely suggested by the name. In any case, it has some perfume and some flavour associated with growth in my flower bed. Not as big as I would have liked for the abv, but good taste and good aroma.