yespr (35101) - 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.
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
24th October 2012
Crosse Keys Spoons. Clear amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate with mild carbonation. Grainy malt with weird tang. Whisper of sulphur. Semi dry finish. Very disappointing.
cgarvieuk (17323) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
cask at Sorder ... copper ... small off white head ... medicinal must bitter hop nose ...much the same... very herbal and bitter ... no i really dont ike this
harrisoni (15068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull at County Hotel Spoons Ashford. Clear mid brown colour thick head. Must be quite fresh as wasnt on 24 hours ago. Yeasty aroma. If you told me this was a regular Marstons bitter I would agree. Burton snatch upfront. With some sweet malt. I mean its a competent midlands bitter. Decnt condition. Drinkable if you like a burton snatch. About average. It just goes to prove the adage that all beers are pale ales. Some bitterness on finish
Leighton (14013) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pours bright, clear gold with a foamy white head. Pale and bready malts, pretty dry, some dough. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Odd notes here. Yeah, some odd stuff going on. So so overall.
Theydon_Bois (12737) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.
imdownthepub (11393) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Amber with white head. Sweetish, malty beer with a slug of toffee flavour, but this was in a good way, sharp fruitiness, greengage, treacle, late dryness. Very decent.
Rune (9356) - 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).
Scopey (9040) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Willow Walk, London. It pours clear amber, with a small off-white head. The nose is rather sweet, over-ripe fruit, wood and some light floral notes. The taste is dry, leathery, wood, nut, touch of underlying sweetness, tanginess, red apple skin, faint cider vinegar, astringency and spice, with a very dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Unbalanced. Challenging to drink to be honest.
leaparsons (8837) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, Golden brown with an off white foam. Aromas are biscuit with toffee and hints of raisins. Toasted with some lemon and medicinal notes. Flavours are sweet toffee and caramel with plummy fruit and a strong Marstons character. It’s OK.