Svesse (5806) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Marble Arch, Manchester, 24 July 2009) Dark copper colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity nose with notes of citrus (orange peel, grapefruit). Fruity, slightly malty taste with citrus, grapefruit, grass and a hint of toast with bittersweet orange marmalade. Medium body, generous citrussy bitterness. Solid and very nice beer.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Handpump at the Marble Arch Inn, Manchester 15/10/2007
Hoppy and citrus aromas. Clear golden coloured hoppy and citrus fruit flavoured. Smooth on the palate with a crisp and refreshing slightly dry bitter finish.
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity, ’08 Merton Summer Festival. Basic gold, firm open white head. Cold grapefruit aroma, a grapefruit right out of the ’fridge. Husky rough grapefruit flavor. Dry, leafy. Alcohol surprisingly evident for such a modest strength beer. A ton of lingering pith. There is a lot of flavor here, and I can see how this has it’s fans. To me, it’s good, but pretty raw. I like my hop bombs to whisper sweet things to me before they kick my face. This one dispenses with pretense and just gets right to the kicking.
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Merton Summer BF 2008. A dark gold to copper coloured beer with a whitish loose head. The aroma is nice and hoppy with oranges and tangerines. Good citrus fruity hops in the mouth. More oranges. Fresh tasting and tastily well balanced.
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Merton Summer B.F ’08. Hazed gold with white head. I was very impressed with this beer, really good sharp grapefruity hop notes with touches of peach and a slightly spicy, dusty hop note. Really well balanced on a medium roasted body with a good graininess. Excellent beer.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Market Porter, London) as "JP Lees" @4.3%, not sure it’s exactly the same.
Peach and apricot aroma. Refreshing in the mouth. Sweet fruity taste, some grapefruit as well as apricot. Grapefruity finish. Well balanced, tangy, and tasty summer bitter. Did I mention fruity?
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (gravity) @ The National Winter Ales Festival 2008, Manchester, UK. Clear medium yellow / golden color with a small, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, flowers, perfume, sulfo. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. (170108)
cgarvieuk (12784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2008 Cask at Marble Arch Inn, Golden orange ... lovely spicy fruity hop ... very hopp good fruit base but hops are bery well balanced.
Originally rated as Marble Road Rider as beermad had it as an alias, but since itsbeen added as JP Best. moved it.
Fin (6889) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Marble Arch Inn, Manchester 19-01-08 Poured a light amber colour with a very healthy but quickly receding head. Really fresh aroma, great hops, very tasty, most enjoyable.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate: Cask at the Marble Arch Inn.
Lovely clean gold colour with an awesome white head leaving plenty of lace. Fantastic grassy hop aroma with amazing tropical fruit notes. Dusty, earthy and peachy with a glorious kick from a delicate ginger note. The ginger absolutely launches the flavours into the mouth with waves upon waves of everything that was great about the aroma. Genius stuff, Marble get better and better.