planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Rake. Reddish-brown pour with a light beige head. Orchard fruit aromas with a splash of raisins. Blackcurrant, baked apple, raspberry flavours. Very fruity indeed. Nice bitter tang. Fruity, bitter finish.
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2011. Clear mid brown with thin off white head. Grapefruit American hop aroma. Unbelievably good. Its like a really good American style amber ale. Good drinkability. Some spicy rye and some lovely bitter fresh hop. Good biting grapefruit. Just beautifully drinkable with juicy fruits in yhe mouth and a finish that lives and lives. Best beer of festival so far
Scopey (7449) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Kernel Brewery. It pours cloudy red-brown with a thin foamy beige head. The nose is resin, red berry, orange, grapefruit and lemon. The taste is orange, mango, lemon, lime, resin, rye, pine, red berry, toast, hay and grass, with a long bitter-citrus finish. An Interesting beer that’s really enjoyable to drink.
tdtm82 (711) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; thanks to Evin.
Poured into goblet glass, very hazy dark red-brown with thin yet steady lacing.
Aroma is very reminscent of Founders’ Centinenta, a big bag of US hops, lovely bready aroma, perfume, floral notes, herbs, spices. clove, citrus hop bite.
Taste is very bready, rye bread, biscuit malt, nutty texture, orange zest, citrus, toffee, cinamin, pleasingly hoppy and a nice medium fruity finish.
Not too aggressive and very easy to drink. Really enjoying this one, Just remembered i had to have it fresh and glad I did.
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2nd April 2011
Thanks to Evin and Toby for this unexpected treat! Cloudy amber red beer, short lived creamy tan head. Slight soft palate, moderate carbonation. Fresh hops on the nose. Creamy smooth malt with a whisper of lacto caramel sweetness. Trace of rye spice. Fresh piney hops turning to a little marmalade and then a bitter grapefruit kick. Some orange citrus underneath. Semi dry smooth finish with long lingering bitter aftertaste. Superior!
Rune (8497) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint, hand pulled cask ale at Bree Louise. Deep, dark brown coloured body. Shiny surface. Resinous hops to the nose with a drop of sweet malts behind. Delicate flavour of caramel malts in fine interplay with dark fruits. Solid bitter end with a rhubarb touch (London, 19.03.2011).