Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 Cask Conditioned at Reading BF 2006. Amber. Odd malt/malt extract aroma that wears off to something far nicer after a few minutes. Flavour is mostly malt, a touch thin and some dryness with not much bitterness. Fruit juice and tannins in the background. Starts off a bit sketchy but a pretty good ordinary session bitter when you get in to it, but doesn’t remind me of the classic Henley Brakspear Bitter at all. (3/5)
Bottle, from an old notebook around 2008. A bottle of Henley Gold was opened just before which ended up over the table and was clearly infected. With that in mind I was prepared for this to be the same and opened it over the sink but it still ended up over the wall and floor. Two clearly infected (different) beers out of 3 from the same brewer just shouldn’t happen. If this was really being brewed by Old Luxters at the time it could explain it. (0.5/5)
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity at Reading BF 06. Golden/orange beer with no head. Slightly sticky aroma, bit of ginger. Some resiny hops and a bit of orange fruit
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Reading 06: Golden, very malty. Clean, balanced bitterness. A bit bland, but drinkable.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gravity Cask @ Reading Beer Festival 2006. Watery slightly sweet bitter. Some light bitterness not much happening.