maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Eastgate Northampton 01/11/12 An amber coloured beer with a whitish head. Full of Burton snatch in nose with nowt else. It’s in the mouth too but it’s joined there by a pleasant fruity hoppiness. Some real sweet fruitiness in this which is pretty characterful and tasty. I quite liked this.
dynamiteninja (1592) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at the Ralph Fitz Randal (JDW), York. Thin white head. Gold body. Sulphur and grain. Bittersweet. Dry finish. Was actually concerned that I’d be served Pedigree by mistake, and then I realised this was brewed at Marston’s.
Rune (8503) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared with Finn at The Knights Templar. A festival real ale from cask that pours a copper coloured body with a slight haze. A few bubbles to the rim of the glass. Modest aroma of grass and hay. Fruity taste with malty sweetness beneath. Bittersweet endnotes. Average (London, 01.11.2012).
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at The Standing Order. Pours a golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of caramel, grassy hops and musty yeast. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From cask at Turnhouse. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off-white and creamy head. Aroma is light toasted and fruity. Citric, tart and bone dry. Light toasted malt. Bitter and dry finish, towards citric.
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Felix, Nuneaton, 08/11/12. Not pale but dark bronze lidded with beige. Mildly phosphoric, sulphurous, egg custard aroma- having read nothing about the festival I knew at first sniff this was Batemans or Marstons. Dough and custard soured with boiled cherry sweet and mineral edge. Bog standard eggy brown English bitter.
scotty (1060) - SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice copper coloured brew, white head lasts well. Smooth and malty, less hoppy than I expected, but a good satisfying brew! Spoons beer festival.
Theydon_Bois (9990) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Rupert Brooke (JDW), Rugby - 31/10/12.
Clear amber with a bubbly off white head. Good lacing.
Light malts on the nose, barley, not a lot doing!
Tastes of light caramel, touch of hops, light toffee notes, some fruits.
Lightish bodied with soft carbonation, a little thin.
JohnRMurdoch (3414) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ The Sir Edward Wyllie JDW. Amber brown colour, reasonable head. Mild grassy malt aroma. Dry caramel malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Very average bitter.
RichTheVillan (3554) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Charlie Hall (JDW) part of Autumn 2012 Beer Festival; Pours clear brown colour, only a small amount of hop bitterness in the taste, a little bit of caramel and a weird metallic after taste.