DruncanVeasey (6800) - NUNEATON, Top 5, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Offie, Leicester. Clouded bronze with a rocky, yeast-fed head. Moderately juicy nose with Fruit Salad aspects; gooseberry and clove-like esters. Yeast-driven, sourish brew with hints of gooseberry, TCP and muted tropical hop (pineapple) peppered liberally with clove. Rustic. Not the kind of hopped-up new generation effort I was hoping for, but decent nonetheless.
madmitch76 (13005) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
19th October 2013
hazy amber beer with a small white head. Palate is crisp and dry. Light dry malt with caramel. Whisper of ripe orange hops. Dry finish. Bah!
Quack-Duck (7491) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Tuckers Malgtings. MGolden colour, mid-sized white head. Malty base, pleasantly hoppy with a resin-herbal character. Delicoous and moreish.
leaparsons (7661) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden brown with a white head. Aromas are biscuit and toffee with oranges, gooseberry and grapefruit. Cookie dough with apple and low floral, woody pine. Flavours are sweet malts with hints of honey. Mixed tropical and autumn fruit with a lightly fruity bitterness. Quite dry and woody with herbal notes. Nice.
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from West Country Ales. Gently citric nose with notes of gooseberry, lychee and lemon peel. Pours medium amber with a beige head and good lace. Flavour is orange and a touch of cardamon with some candied grapefruit rind and the slightest hint of dishwater. Finish is back-of-the-tongue bittersweet with more citrus coming through (some lemon acid drops, some more gooseberry). Slightly let down by being over-carbed which gives an acidic mouthfeel and a homebrew character, but aside from this it definitely shows promise from this very new brewer.