Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity Cask @ Waterloo Arms Beer Festival. Mild malt sweetness. Rounded hop flavours and full bitterness.
Claretsdrinker (2) - Croydon, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2007 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well kept cask-conditioned pint at The Claret Free House, Addiscombe, Croydon. Light, golden, immensely quaffable ale. A dry citrus taste of hop is followed by a dry finish.
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Wig and Pen, Northampton. A light gold coloured beer with a white head. The aroma is lovely fresh hops with grapefruit and orange notes. The taste also has nice citric accented hops and a little biscuit malt. A very nice beer, particularly the smell.
downender (6245) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Gold with a slight white head. Grassy hop aroma followed by slightly sweet malt flavours and a moderate bitter finish. Average.
scotty (1052) - SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Eskview Wines (?) Musselburgh. This is ok, a bit hazy, but light gold with a good white head that leaves a nice lace. Nose is fruity and slightly malty, the same can be said of the flavour. I feel it’s a bit on the sugary side but it’s easy drinking stuff. Similar to its big brother Pale Rider.
Finn (4157) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask/gravity at Ipswich beer festival 21 Sep 2006. Clear golden coloured. Tiny head. A cautious malty aroma. Sweet fruity flavour. Slightly dry finish.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 8, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice, but a little normal in flavour, the malty is good but it has some bitter features. Blonde in colour and foam.
StueyD (1145) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very pale yellow gold coloured beer with a weak white head. A light hop aroma with a hint of malt towards the end. A dry citrus taste of hop, followed by a smooth light, malt flavour. The finish is fairly dry. (Cask - The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk).
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 23/02/2006. 500ml bottle from Rumble’s, Wellington.
Think Kelham Gold, with a little more guts. Looks the same, though laces a little better. Slightly more melon fruit and some lolly-like malt character on the nose. Then a herbal bitterness through the middle. I suspect that Kelham Gold may be from the same mash but watered down to a lower strength.
Again, another extremely well made beer with no outstanding characteristics.
nb: Either these beers are no longer bottle-conditioned or they have the least amount of conditioning yeast I’ve ever seen...
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Station Buffet, Stalybridge 16/11/2002
Clear golden coloured with some fruit flavour and pale malt. Slightly dry full hop finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Bankers Draft JDW, Sheffield 17/08/2007
Grapefruit aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity grapefruit with a creamy dry finish.