BeerViking (1997) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Pommelers Rest, malty traditional brown bitter with an appley note, a faint fruity tartness and a bitter finish.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fra cask på Pommelers Rest(JDW), Tower Bridge 18 Mai 11. Mørk gyldenbrun. Nesten ikke skum. Søt sukkertøyaroma. Smaken er litt malt, litt sukkertøy.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Pommeller’s Rest, JDW. Bermondsey SE1. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty and slightly hoppy aroma. Fruity malty and slightly hoppy bitter flavor. Has a sweetish malty fruity hoppy finish.
harrisoni (12477) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at Pommeler’s Rest, JDW, Tower Bridge. Rich malt, very good hop, some choc. Hop is English, slightly tart, sharp, tingly. I like it, good English bitter, excellent malt hop balance.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (handpump) at The Pommelers Rest (JDW), Tower Bridge, London, February 2007. I was assured that this is an exclusive house beer rather than a rebadge. I’m usually sceptical of such claims but there doesn’t seem to be anything else in the portfolio that matches, so I’ll have to treat it as a new beer, at least for now. Amber colour, with a thin white head. The subtle aroma is more malty than hoppy, but there’s an underlying soapy edge that permeates all aspects of the beer. It is only faint, but enough to detract from the overall enjoyment. In contrast to the malt-accented aroma, the flavour is much more influenced by citric hops and juicy fruit. Again the soapy edge puts in an appearance. The mouthfeel is quite mellow, contrasting with tart, fruity apple notes in the finish. The overall impression is of a distinctly fruity beer, with a sharp bitterness (tending towards sour) providing the backbone. The distracting soapy hints could be down to the condition rather than the intrinsic qualities of the beer.