chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, - SEP 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden coloured - didn't notice the "reddish tones" that others have remarked upon. Apart from that, I would say that the brewery description sums it up pretty well. Very crisp, clean and well made, with floral overtones. Dry, bitter finish. Slips down a treat. A very good beer from a very good brewery. Handpump, The Speaker, London SW1, September 2003
Sizzler80 (419) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask: Amber pour with a decent white head, good lacing. Roasted malts, nut, woody, caramel maltiness, herbal. Silky mouthfeel and quite full. Feels nice in your mouth and a very good session ale.
AshtonMcCobb (2115) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Grosvenor bar.
Appearance - golden to amber with a decent head.
Nose - toffee and biscuits.
Taste - like crushed ginger snap biscuits.
Palate - medium bodied with a crunchy texture and a fairly fresh finish.
Overall - good amber / bitter.
jd543 (361) - SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-red with a creamy head. Nice hoppy aroma, caramel malt. Taste is light sweet with a pleasant bitter finish. Oily texture, light carbonation. Pretty good beer.
AirForceHops (2711) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
NERAX North cask festival. 11/16/2013 Haverhill, MA. Poured by gravity. Copper in color without head. Nose is lightly grassy with a toffee or caramel note, and a hint of fruit. Flavor is smooth and easy. Grain body, caramel and biscuit malt with easy, non-aggressive fruity hops. Hints of straw. It truly is a session beer you can drink plenty of but for me nothing stands out or makes me want to have another pint. Yet the flavor is amazing for the 4.3 ABV, maybe I drink to many big beers…..
Lubiere (9428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice orange amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, nice caramel malt with light English hops, roasted malt, nice. In mouth, a nice roasted malt with good herbal hops, nutty notes, treacle, nice. Bottle from Tercer Tiempo in Asunción. BB may 2014.
allmyvinyl (2166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The White Lady, JDW, Edinburgh. Pours clear amber with good white head. Toffee malt aromas, faint grassy hops. Taste has some balancing bitter to the sweetenss, but edges towards too sweet for me. Touch of honey perhaps. Bit thin and watery at the end.
VastActiv (2175) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Gallows Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 07092012. Colour is clear golden with small head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, toffee and malts.
niquillis (783) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Congress, Longton. Pours amber with white head. My type of beer, loads of toffee, hop balance. A very quaffable ale with plenty of taste.
jfb (3462) - GERMANY - MAY 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(cask) pours a clear golden colour with a creamy off-white head. aroma of tobacco, light vanilla, butter, treebark and sugar icing. flavour is heavy yeast and straw, with a light sweetness and notes of herbal hops and raisins. light to medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
Scopey (5517) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jake’s Place. It pours hazy amber with a thick beige head. The nose is earth, wood, brown bread and leather. The taste is brown bread, wood, leather, earth, leaf and some underlying caramel with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Decent balance and easy drinking, if not particularly exciting.