DanielBrown (3481) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2005 24/2/04 -Hand pulled at the Old Joint Stock, Birmingham (during their week-long real ale promotion). Golden appearance, with no real aroma. Creamy, tasty ale, with a slight hop taste. Rather undramatic - gulp after gulp. Creamy head and likewise the lacing. Uncomplex. [2.2]. RE-RATE, 28/3/05 - Hand pulled at the Fountain, Lower Gornal, Black Country. Nice lemony bitter, with a balanced, soft quality. Not too aggressive, but nicely flavoured and swiggable hoppiness. Much better today than when previosuly smapled. [3.5]
imdownthepub (9161) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask Conditioned at The Anchor, Birmingham. Yellow beer with thin head. This is a thin watery tasting beer with little flavour to speak of, there is a strong green hop to pull it along though, which rescues it from really low scores.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Cask at Stockholm Beer Festival 2003] The aroma is a nice slight hoppy one. The color is yellow and it has a small bubbly head. The flavor is slightly malty with a strong hop presence and straw flavors and notes of fruits. A nice pale ale.
larsniclas (5193) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden with a fruity, flowery aroma.
Frutiy flavour with apple.
Unfortunately way too thin to be really great.
rickgordon (3830) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Conditioned, at The Rover, Göteborg.
Pale golden. A hint of apple in the aroma. Vanilla and grapefruit notes in the flavor. Floral and perfume-like hoppiness. A mild and pleasant bitter finish.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light yellow color, decent frothy, milky white head. Citric tang in aroma and flavor--nicely hopped, grapefruit, tangerine--lovely. A slightly quick finish with a little bitterness. Smooth, almost flat but not unreasonable in net effect. An enjoyable beer. (on tap, Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford)
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms,
The band kicks up again and Dave gets me on the program. This was the next beer in line. Very light, transparent gold colour, looks like a stationary larger (no moving bubbles). Then with a few sips to half way the lacy telltale signs of ale show through. Forward fruity aroma, floral, rose background. Plump mouth feel, cloying. Very good beer but it was going quickly. 2 of 7.
nigos (623) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral hoppy aroma. Pilseneresk appearance. Floral taste with a long hoppy, grassy aftertaste. Another good beer from this brewer, very similar to pale rider.
omhper (18327) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled cask conditioned at Nynäshamn Real Ale Festival, Sweden.
Pale golden. Vanilla and grapefruit aroma. Light bodied and citrusy with soft mouthfeel and low bitterness.
rauchbier (3498) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Re rate - Cask conditioned , hand pulled. Straw gold with tight white head, excellent cascade hop aromas, good balance of malt and grapefruity hop in the mouth and a cool refreshing piney finish.
Bottled. Flowery grapefruit hop aromas (american hops). Good balanced hop and malt flavours and a malty sweet finish with a lingering perfume of hops.