Vladivostok (271) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The friend who I was drinking this with described it as a bit like McMullen’s AK but it’s a lot better than that. Pale amber with a gentle hoppy aroma, the palate is about what you would expect of such a low gravity beer and the flavour, typically of freshly baked bread. Finish is gentle and tasty. All in all, a subtle refreshing beer in complete balance.
chrisv10 (11371) - DENMARK - JUL 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask. Clear amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, hop and butter. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, butter, medium sweet and a little bitter.
olsvammel (3548) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at a pub in the Oxford area. Bready malty smell, flowery. Similar taste. Fairly smooth. Not as hoppy as the sticker suggests.
kwik-lime (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at JDWs in Surbiton. Floral hops, some citrus, little thin in the palate. OK beer.
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Claue Du Vall, Camberley, 16/11/13.
Clear golden with a moderate white cap that retains well, decent full glass lacing ensues.
Nose is bready malts, light toffee, fruits, pinch of spice.
Taste comprises light sugars, toffee, touch of fruit loaf, biscuit crumble, mellow bramble fruit notes.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, light bitterness in the finish.
Great sessionable bitter, I could have sat on this one for a few hours. This really showcases the time you catch a cask beer in optimal condition and how you could have the same beer in the pub next door at 2.8 , then hit an optimal one at 3.4/3.5.
mr_h (3070) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by gravity at Troon Beer Festival - clear golden amber, non-existent head, minimal malty aroma, raisin toffee, bit of fruitiness, low carbonation, easy to drink, malty finish
jmgreenuk (4920) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark amber with a thin white bubbly head. The aroma is big and malty. The flavour is medium bitter, malty and rather hoppy on the palate. It’s a typical English bitter with a hoppy, slightly spicy bitter edge. Very drinkable.
deanso (5685) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle shared with and courtesy of jmgreenuk.
Thin white head. Ckear amber pour. Nice bitterness. A good session beer.
Kingi (495) - - MAR 23, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Blah. Not bad tasting but true blandness. Something on the aroma but nothing on the taste, waste of water. Dark yellow light head.
Tide (1875) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at bar. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, toffee, grass and grapefruit. Pretty nice bitter.