BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand-pulled half-pint in ’Chequers’ Oxford on 23rd Nov 13 during a pub crawl.
Slight haze to this old gold/brown beer, an off-white helmet on my Norseman, it fell off mid tasting.
The nose was malty and woody with dark fruits.
In the mouth it remained malt led, nutty now, more so than the wood in the aroma: dark fruits still around in the taste as in the smell.
Good body depth and an interesting flavoured beer: the Norwegian Spruce tree being an ingredient I’ve not knowingly come across before.
jjsint (270) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Falcon, Clapham Junction. Brownish gold with a big white head. Faint wood and autumn berry aroma. Dry taste without too much bitterness. Different from the norm but very pleasant. Wow,.
kufdam (38) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Abbott Cook in Reading. Bit of an astringent beer this one. Pretty malty too. With English hops too. This is not winning me over.
AdiBeer (82) - - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: sweet scents, not much else. Appearance: dark gold, slightly hazy. Taste: medium sweet, malty. Palate: light bitterness. Pint at the Windsor Castle, W8.
Beerheart65 (800) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hazy amber with sticky, creamy off-white head staying ok and leaving lacing well. Strong aroma is hoppy fresh and invites to taste: citrus and tropical fruits mix with bit soapy notes and cover malt mostly. Great palate (real ale) soft and full, bit tingling bitterness giving good balance, finish is long and lively starting with fruits and woody malt and leaving with bitter grspefruit and pine. Great taste, palate and character, enjoyed!
mR_fr0g (1391) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at Nicholson’s pub carary wharf. Aroma is nutty caramel slight praline and big alcohol presence. Dark brown in colour with a loose persistent off white head. Flavour is brown malt nail polish remover, caramel and solid bitterness.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask handpull at The Old Buttermarket Canterbury. Hazy brown some white film of bubbles on the head. Not much condition. Earthy hedgerow fruity English style ipa. I ended up really liking this beer. Aroma and appearance aren’t the best but the stingy hedgerow hoppy fruity finish is excellent. Plums and greengage fruit. Ilkley are a solid brewery and this is what I would expect from there.
kwik-lime (1052) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Ship in the City. Majorly sprucey, hints of pine and grass as well. Not massively my thing in all honesty but refreshing to see something a bit different on in a chain pub.
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maeib (8051) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned handpump Victoria Leeds 26/09/13. An amber coloured beer with a white head and lace. A tasty beer. Definite sprucey piney notes throughout which work well. An agreeable sweetness from the plant. Very enjoyable and tasty.
Camons (4519) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Horniman at hay, London. Pours dark golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, light hoppy, hints of spruce. Flavor is malt, little sweet, resin, spruce, have a small earthy offnote aswell. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 190913