mjs (4153) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Cask at Gallows Real Ale Festival 2011) The beer poured pale golden and bit muddy. No head. Aroma contained fruitiness, hops and toffee. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavours were malts, hops, fruitiness, mustiness and bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter. A bit too musty brew for my taste. Aroma was good.
rosenbergh (5936) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2011 Cask at the Gallows Bird, Espoo, Finland. XIV Real Ale Festival.
Clear pale golden colour with tiny frothy head.
Quite strong fruity bitter hoppiness in aroma.
Nice combination of fruity hops, malty body and caramel. Balanced.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild hoppynose with blackcurrant notes. Pale thin head. Pale golden colour. Low carbonation. Mild hoppy taste. Hoppy bitterness at end.
KnutAlbert (5705) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Funny. I did not know this was intended to recreate the Boddington’s. I had that on cask in Chinatown, Manchester just about 20 years ago, and it was an excellent beer.
This is a bitter in every sense of the word, I’d say it appeals to more experienced palates. An English session beer with an extra load of hops. This could be consumed in large quantities. A countryside pub garden with this on cask would be heavenly.
OleR (4581) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5L bottle bought@Utobeer, London. Tall and foamy snowy white head. Hazed, shimmering yellow body. Dough and white bread on the nose. Also a whiff of grassy/hayish hops. Taste is fairly dry with a clean, doughy and bready malt base. Grassy and faint citrussy hops in the backbone. Light-bodied without being thin. Quite fizzy in the mouth. Short, but fresh and dry ending.
maeib (8275) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned air dispense Euston Tap London. A golden beer with a big white head. A devilishly lively pour to this beer with a suggestion of shallowing. Hops are present but not massive. There’s a subtle lemon flavour. It’s OK but needs balls. I drank Boddingtons over 20 years ago when it was an indepenant brewery and I have to say my memories of it are better than my experience today.
Leighton (9619) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Euston Tap. Pours clear yellow with a mild, white head. Doughy malts on the nose with some citrus and straw hops. Lightly sweet with modest, tart citrus and straw bitterness. Light in body with fine, creamy carbonation. Finishes with faint sweetness and lingering earth and resinous hops. Picks up speed late. Pretty good.
yespr (29418) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask at the brewpub. Pours clear and pale yellow with a small, creamy, lacing and white head. Aroma is crisp citrusy hoppy, light grassy touch. Citrusy and bitter flavoured, subdued sweetness. Ends crisp bitter and citrusy fruity.
sm89walt (1683) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (gravity) - Norwich Beer Festival 2010. Pours with a head typical of gravicask: fluffy, bubbly & lasting, white in colour with a delicately hazy gold body. Brilliant, crisp grapefruit & lemon hop aroma. Crisp hop flavour profile: lemon, a bit of sherbet with a lingering finish. Light, drinkable body (and I could easily have gone for more), light to medium carbonation and a decent length end. A really lovely, straight up but standout bitter.
tommann (2424) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a medium head. Aroma is pineapple and piney hops. Tropical fruits to start and a nice piney hoppy finish with medium bitterness. Drinks above it’s strength. Very impressed.