oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Golden colour, mediumsized white creamy head, lacing. Aroma is sweet nectar, some hops and pleasant woodenness. Flavour is nectar, quite bitter fruity and grassy hoppy along with some slight hints of caramel and wood. Nice One!
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate:
Gravicask at Kent Beer Festival. Clean mid gold colour. Strong grassy hops in the nose. Flavour is very floral with some raspberry and sadly a soapy note that lets it down some.
cgarvieuk (12201) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very pale yellow in colour, grapefruit hop nose, and a sharp grapefruit hoppyness.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@The Market Porter. Quite light, with a lightly sweet then slightly acidic mouthfeel. Some pale malt and light melony fruit flavours. Some sort of rubbery flavour seems to come through aswell, which lessened my enjoyment of this beer.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Any first impressions?
-A veil of foam tops the clear peachy golden.
-Honeyed maltiness seductively interacts with the citrusy, floral, wooden hop perfume.
-Cereal and citrusy hops have a firm grip on the tastebuds, and no one’s complaining, quite the contrary.
-The mouthfeel is clean, lean, and mean, always drinkable and amorously fed.
What if you dig deeper?
-The flavor profile is very well balanced.
-Apricot add to the already fruity finish.
-Lots of flavor for such a light brew, which makes this all the more commendable. A great session blond ale, no doubt. Thanks Gareth!
On cask at Bon Accord, Glasgow.
SilkTork (5019) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2006
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2007 Nov, 2006 Market Porter, Southwark Refreshing pale malt with a delicate white lilly hop - flowery and breezy. A damn good, clean and flavoursome session bitter. [3.1]
July, 2007 Kent Beer Fest Irn Bru. Rusty iron. Dusty bitter hops. Slightly old fashioned. Quite nice. [3.0]
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2006. Clear golden colour with an off-white head. Fruity hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor. Dry hoppy finish.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Cask at Volunteers Arms, GBBF 2006] A hazy orange beer with an orange head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with a slight hint of sulphur. The flavor is sweet malty with a good hop presence, but also light notes of nuts.
TBone (11281) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Bon Accord, Glasgow.
Dark golden honey color, small creamy head. Good fruity hoppy nose - some pine needles. Good hoppy, fresh "pine wood" bitterness. Very good session ale.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask half-pint at NERAX on 5/3/06.
Quickly receding white head forms a large ring of bubbles on the edge, while the liquid is a highly clear, soft yellow-golden color, with an almost very light moss-green tint and some sharper brass tones.The nose has just the barest hint of lively fruits, tucked under a doughy yeast with some very bare pale malts. There is a light dose of sweetness, but it is fleeting. Hops also show some dustiness, though for English hops, they are quite clean and well-stated, tickling the senses somewhat and providing more than average aroma strength for a very light golden ale. No diacetyl here, that’s for sure. Opens up rather watery, as expected, with dusty, plant-like hops running in to the palate quickly. Slowly, but surely, some very minor citrus notes show up, adding some light bitterness and almost a tea-leaf-like note of dryness. My biggest issue with the flavor, however, was that it seemed rather worty. Bits of very low gravity wort sweetness, slightly sticky-chewy, diluted by water. Still, for all that, the hops are gentle and delicate, adding just a touch of bitterness. Almost becomes a beer just as an afterthought. Apropriate, engaging, light carbonation, with no looseness or thinning. Certainly no alcohol. Take my "tastes worty" with a grain of salt because I know nothing about true English beers.