Vignale (1980) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
a good maltbase combines with fresh and zesty hops made this ale bought in an small beer shop in New Alredsford close to the brewery a memorable experiance.
SaintMatty (5083) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Bottle - Copper in colour. Fruity and slightly musty aroma with hints of raisins and caramel. Fruity, tangy and slightly tart taste with notes of dried fruit, toffee and nuts.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The powerful nose if of honey-sweet malts. In the mouth it is a different story. A light, but full bitterness almost obscures the bran-like undertone which then comes out in the finish.
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Handpulled cask at JDW Harrow. Mid brown with off white head. Roasted grain flavour . Rather thin for abvand little balancing hops.
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Bottle @ The Bear, Camberwell, London. Copper colour with small white head. Aroma is malty / citrus / with some fruitiness too. Taste is earthy / fruity / possibly some spice and nuttiness. Drinkable but nothing outstanding.
Fin (7257) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up from Wyevale garden centre, Bicester, Oxon, 20-05-07. Poured amber in colour some fruity citrus notes to the aroma. Tasted nice fruity and malty, possibly a touch sweet but otherwise very quaffable and possibly the best of the four from Itchen Valley that I’d had in bottles over the last few days.
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
a ruby coloured malt, bitter but rounded full fruit, withb a fruity bitter linger. average
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Wenlock Arms): Sweet nutty start with a touch of berries. Simple earthy hops. Nice amber colour. Lasting beige head. Moreish.
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Hazy amber with a small, off-white head. Somewhat fat, malty aroma. Rather light in body with accents of nuts and some subdued caramel. Distinct dry citrusy notes before a marked bitterness finishes this off. A nice Bitter. 050806
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 5, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the bottle (courtesy of the London crew), amber in colour with quite a lot of carbonation present, rising to a large rocky, slightly off-white, head (which kept on building). An earthy maltiness to the aroma, with some citrus hop notes. A dry, bitter and dusty mouthfeel, with a biscuity malt flavour and a slightly tangy fruit finish. OK, but not spectacular.