kwik-lime (1121) - 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 (6461) - 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 (2320) - 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 (3249) - 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 (4495) - 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 (440) - - 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 (1375) - 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.
a_cross (525) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber, thin white head; aroma of hops, freshness and fruit; clean, fruity, quenching, hoppy; good, dry hoppy bitter finish; a classic session bitter which satisfied the one important criteria: I really, really wanted another.
wheresthepath (1427) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Cask at Derehams Inn, High Wycombe] Amber with a slight white head and a slight fizz. Sweet caramel at first, then some orange and lemon before a kick of floral and citrus hops leaves a lingering bitterness. Decent beer, great mouthfeel & flavour considering the low ABV.
jackl (3775) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ The White Horse on Parsons Green. Deep ruby color with a medium off-white head. The nose is caramel, some light grass and shoe polish. The taste is more caramel, toasted brown bread. Certainly a bit twiggy, long spicy hop finish. Dry. Medium body, soft carbonation. This plays is very straight as a bitter. Fine. Nothing more.