Nuffield (3714) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber body, cottage cheese head. Lovely grapefruit aroma with some suggestion of concord grapes. Then, rising caramel and nut. Bitterness kicks in; medium astringency, not too painful though. A little tart as I get to the halfway point in my half-pint. Standard oily palate. (hand-pull at Blackfriars, Glasgow)
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden-orange in appearance with short head. Citrus/flowery hoppy scent. Dry and full bodied. Orange fruitiness. Not complex but lovely stuff.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Derby BF. A straw\coloured beer with a whitish head. The aroma is hoppy and a touch wheaty. Orange fruitiness. The taste is noce and hoppy. Good citrus flavours. A good body. A lovely beer.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask pint at NERAX on 5/3/07
Being a big fan of Kelburn, I got a full pint of this bad boy, not knowing what to expect. "Full bodied" said the description. Well, letís just say, it wasnít lying. How they got so much body out of a 5% golden ale on cask, I donít know. It was incredibly difficult to finish though. Mostly bright, beige-to-muted-gold color with a strong white head and moderate lacing.
Some paper, lots of breadiness and strong fruits (nectarines, peaches) in the nose. Just an ever-so-slight hint of sulphur. Very creamy and "full" without being overly aromatic. Definitely has a touch of wheat dryness and lots of dextrines, seemingly. Honey-almond notes and lots of whitebread on the finish. Typical funky, almost farmy yeastiness. Hops showed bitterness, but seemed to be minimally aromatic, only releasing a light, nutty, floral scent.
Incredibly strong body is immediately perceptible in the flavor. Almost chewy, the beer is a mouthfull and then some. Lots of bland biscuits, lightly sweet cream and white dough with some lemon sugar cookie notes that seem to be the most flavorful part of the beer (though still not very flavorful). Dextrinous or starchy or something, it really isnt that sweet, just full. Carbonation is moderate, but a little loose, not really bolstering the mouthfeel. Lots of fruitiness and lightly bitter hops, but the biscuity, bready, grainy malts show through the strongest. No alcohol perceived, no flaws in the flavor. Definitely unique....
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden orange, little or no nose, dry smooth strong hoppyness thats quite fruity.
imdownthepub (10625) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest 07. Golden amber with white head. Soft fruity beer, hints of lychee and quite perfumey. I found it to be a touch sweet with little finish. Itís ok, but i expected more.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@Battersea BF. Fresh floral aroma. With some grainy/wheaty malt notes. Finish is citric and floral. This was a touch sweet aswell.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity Cask @ Battersea Beer Festival. Fruity leafy hops. Dry malt with slight breadyness. Really good finish. Balancing the fruity hop flavours with drying bitterness and pervasive malts.
harrisoni (14104) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2007 Cask gravity at Battersea BF 2007. Gold/copper colour with thick off white head. Iím guessing that this has some wheat in it. Good aroma of cereal. Reasonable fullness in mouth. Good mouthfeel, nice cereal. Decent finish. A "fresh" tasting beer. 3.2/5.0
Re-rate Cask gravity at GBBF 2007. Lovely fresh citrus hop aroma. Lovely peach/apricot aroma. Good condition, quite impressed with this. Nice astringent hop on finish. Nice sherbert.
Finn (4402) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask/gravity at The St Albans Beer Festival 28 Sep 06. Golden coloured. A small head. Fruity aroma. Fravour of peaches. A dry, fruity lasting aftertaste. Some bitterness in the finish.