Fin (6933) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle that Loz picked up from the brewery & shop for me 31.12.10 consumed 02.01.11 Pours mid amber with a touch of haze. Really soapy hops on the nose. There is some fruitiness and a reasonable bitter bite but yet I find the soapy hops present on the nose come through and dominate the mouth as well, itís ok but its a bit too fairy liquidy for me at times. A6 A4 T5 P3 Ov11 2.9
cgarvieuk (12875) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ... light amber ... thin white head ... soft sweet dull toffee hop ... light fizz .. light metalic ... soft fruits ... light bitter linger. ok ... easy drinking bitter
yespr (29437) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask at The Rake. Pours cloudy orange with no head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight fruity. Malty and slight fruity flavoured. Bitter and dry finish. Nice and easy.
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 330ml from Notcutts Nursery, Oxford. Clouded orange amber with big white head. For the ABV this pack a bit of a flavour punch, there is a slight roasty taste in the malt, drying but a little unbalanced due to a similar impact from the hop. Astringent bitterness prevails, which isnít a bad thing, but the palate is looking for a little balance. Very pricey looking at the bottle size.
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy, honey-amber with a creamy, white head. Light caramel aroma with some citrus tartness. Flavor has some light sweetness, but there is a fairly strong bitterness that overpowers the flavor profile. Earthy bitterness with some grapefruit. There are touches toasted malts as well. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Finishes with lingering hops. Unfortunately I think this beer is slightly out of code, but it is still decent.
evergreen0199 (1767) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery in Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. An amber coloured pour with a floral, hoppy aroma. Tastes rather light, slightly bitter/sweet, fruity.
wheresthepath (1427) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[330ml bottle from Waitrose, Marlow] Lots of big chunks of sediment in this one, but quite easy to avoid with careful storage and pouring. Poured an odd slightly cloudy amber-brown, with a small but lasting white head. Good fresh malty smell that made me want to tuck in immediately! Thereís an odd greasy mouthfeel, but the flavour is that classic English barnyard hay & straw, with some malt behind and a bit of pepper. Thereís a fair whack of bitterness too (according to the website thereís 34 IBUís, whatever that means) but itís a fresh, uplifting bitterness that is perfectly balanced against the other flavours. Aftertaste is still that refreshing bitterness, although the greasy mouthfeel unfortunately remains to haunt it. Pepper comes through again strongly some time after finishing it. Overall this is a top-notch bitter with a delightfully fresh, modern taste; itís a shame it only comes in a 330ml bottle (which left me feeling rather short changed!) - I do feel English beers need a 500ml bottle or pint to fully appreciate them.
berkshirejohn (4126) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Waitrose. Brilliant amber with a loose off-white head; spicy plum aroma; malty body with more spicy fruit and a sharp bitter finish. Light and very drinkable.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Sim rate (Cask at Reading Beer Festival): Aroma of plum, malt and herbs: maybe coriander or parsley. Flavour is similar with a bit of black pepper and sage. Nice beer.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity dispense), Reading Beer Festival, April 2006. Copper colour and in good condition. The malty aroma has a slightly raw feel to it. Dry on the palate, with a fair dollop of robust bitterness. Its unrealistic to expect too much body or depth in what is virtually a boys bitter but, as a quaffer, its fine.