ladnewton (1243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at the Hand in Hand, Brighton on 26th August 2013. Amber with thin white lacing head. Richly hoppy aroma with fruity notes. Hoppy bitterness in-mouth and a lasting bitter finish. Excellent session bitter.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This Golden Ale’s crunchy cereals evoke straw while leafy hops latch on to cushy residual sugars for a characterful pint.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A fluffy sheet of foam covers the amber-hued golden shine, producing tons of lacing.
-Dank leaves and straw make for a discreet but very engaging countryside character.
-The mouthfeel is never flat nor fizzy.
-I would see this being served at Middle Farm alongside their gravity casks of Harvey’s and Dark Star.
-The flavour profile is balanced.
-Both Kemptown brews I had this time around were very impressive.
On cask at The Hand in Hand, Brighton.
Theydon_Bois (5461) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask/GD at the 14th Egham Beer Festival at the EUSC, 28/03/13.
Hazed golden amber with a thin white head.
Nose is sugars - slightly artificial in this respect, orange, citrus, light hops.
Taste comprises hops, orange, citrus, dank bitter notes.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light bitterness and some sweetness in the finish.
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask at Egham ... hazy amber ... thin white head ... soft sweet zezty fruit nose ... soft sweet fruits ... little custardy ... soft mellow toffee
theplague66 (1) - Brighton, - MAR 18, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On pump: Hand In Hand,Brighton. An outstanding English Pale Ale, with a rich,lingering, complex caramel bitterness.