berkshirejohn (3963) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Bear (JDW), Maidenhead. Amber with a loose cream head; perfumed aroma that immediately made me think of tea - at first I wondered if this was just the power of suggestion from the name, so I was glad to see that there was tea in the recipe; in the mouth it’s very soft with a malty body and an immediate fresh herbal tea-based bitterness; that gives a long dry finish. Certainly full of flavour, and an interesting one at that.
madmitch76 (12124) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
8th April 2013
Sir John Oldcastle Spoons. Clear gold beer, little white head. Fresh light palate with fine carbonation. Mild fresh pale malt. Mild minerals. Pleasant light hops - light lemon with a touch of noble hop like greeness. Whisper of herb. Light crispy finish. In very nice condition and pretty drinkable. Didn’t notice any tea!
joe19612 (1606) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Ascot Festival 2011. Pours a dark amber with a firm white head. The aroma is all floral hops, the taste is malty with carmel with a dry bitter finish.
SaintMatty (4279) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Southampton Beer Festival 2010) - Copper coloured. Tea, malt and dried fruit feature in the aroma. Malty and fruity taste with hints of dried fruit, tea, nuts and caramel.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Wenlock Arms, Clear amber with no head. Aroma has dusty hops and mild fruity notes. Moderate sweet flavor with caramel, floral hops and malty notes.
harrisoni (12066) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpull at Wenlock Arms. Some flowery hop, some malt. Bit bleachy acidic aroma. Bit harsh and thin.
ESBman (53) - Andover, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted by half-pint at the Magpie&Crown, Brentford, W. London. Served by a handpump.
Appearance: translucent, dark amber hue, coming with a nice foamy head and low carbonation.
Smell: like another Itchen Valley’s beer tasted immediately before this one ("Wykehams Glory"), the nose is full of aromatic floral hops, which falls behind a sweet peary fruitiness. Simple in composition, but very harmonious and pleasant.
Taste: biscuity malts with a mildly caramely edge leads the palate, quickly ensued by a mildly citric, tangy taste of hops and more Fuggles-like bitterness in the end. Good structure.
Palate: softly fizzy on the mouthfeel, light-bodied, refreshing... This bitter comes with a good flavour profile and enough hop presence to make it taste more interesting (besides being fresher and nicer in condition) than the Wykeham’s Glory tasted immediately beforehand, hence slightly higher in total score. Not bad~~