tombyars (1453) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in April 2005. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear amber in colour with a thin white head. Strong sulphrous aroma present. Thin resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Robust pale malt base gives a strong digestive biscuit base with sweet golden syrup and caramel notes. Strong hop resins give a dry spruce note to the dusty intense aftertaste and jars obviously with the malt. Finish is robust and malty with a warming mead like afterglow in the throat, along with dry oak cask notes. A decent ESB and well recommended.
markas101 (1976) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, The Francis Newton, Sheffield. Gold verging on amber. Then even head. Citrus and honey aroma. Sweet with caramel and fruit, faint spice lurking. Finishes with more honey.
jfb (4479) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) pours a clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of bread dough, lemons and herbal hops, with hints of caramel, tangerines and straciatella. flavour is mostly herbal hops and light summer fruits, with a honey-tinged pale malt base and a fresh gingery bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
Leighton (13403) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Argyll Arms. Pours a clear, light copper with a white film head. Malty aroma with faint, grassy hops. Well balanced flavor with sweet bread and cake, then some mild bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Short finish, some bitters linger. Good
tommann (2979) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Bridge, Kingswinford. Pours a hazy amber with a small head. The aroma was of earthy hops and some pine coming through after. Sweet start on the taste with some malt, with a low bitter finish. Had a slightly medicinal and cloying aftertaste.
Nickls (1926) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Old BA rate - cask)
Poured with a finger of a thick, capped white head. Golden yellow in color. Biscuity yeastiness and some maltiness. Had a hard time picking out any hops. Hops came though in the taste and were more earthy and tea-like in the flavor. Sour dough breadiness with a touch of malt sweetness. Medium MF, coating and a bit oily from the hops. Muted carbonation (cask) Solid drinking, but I wouldn’t say overwhelmingly drinkable. Basic stuff, but not the best example but decent take on the traditional English version of the style
Bullit (4106) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ The Society Room. Clear golden colour, dense white head. Aroma is malty and slightly hoppy. Hint of caramel. Flavour is malty, quite bitter and dry.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - no wonder. An amber beer with a thin bubbly head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, minerals, straw, and spicy hops, leading to a quite bitter finish.
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
6th November 2008. Clear gold beer. Medium carbonation. Dry lightly hopped beer. Inoffensive but standard stuff.
Flanfl (167) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - NOV 14, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber colour, really small white head. Aroma of citrus, flavour of malt, bitter finish.