fonefan (31767) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) @ The 17th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.
[ As Kent Royal Reading ].
Clear medium orange yellow colour with a small to average, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, malt, light hoppy, citrus, sewer. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110428
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Egham Beer Festival on 23 April 2011. The beer that gave me something to eat (in the form of bits of hop) as well as something to drink. Murky straw colour. Some floaters. To be fair, I was warned that it was still a bit unsettled by the bar staff and it did seem to have cleared up somewhat when others tried it later. Not entirely sure what the hops used here are but they certainly produce plenty of flowery, aromatic character on the nose. Maybe just a fleeting whiff of sulphur too in the aroma. Assertive citric hops on the palate, with grapefruit and orange peel elements. Quite smooth, but firm mouthfeel. Very tasty stuff. Incidentally, for anyone who scooped the Royal Reading at Reading Beer Festival it’s the same beer apparently.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask gravity at Egham spring festival 2011. Very cloudy gold with hops floating in it. Lasting white head. Sticky hoppy aroma. Pretty bizarre to drink. Lovely tangerine flavour. Its full of hop. Lovely flavour but feels and looks weird. Lovely hops stunning for the abv its just the hops get stuck in the teeth. Stunning fresh hoppy beer but not overly bitter.