hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at the Hopwood House Inn, Hopwood, Worcestershire. Good amber colour with a white head. Pleasant malty aroma and sweet malty flavour. But that’s your lot. The finish is watery and lacks the expected bitterness.
Gethinbeer (2267) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint in the Kings Head, Monmouth. Not a huge aroma but something there. Slightly cloudy appearance with a good head. Malty flavour, definitely can taste the flavour more then from the bottle. Balanced finish. I preferred this to the bottled version.
ALLOVATE (2540) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpump @ the Admiral Rodney outside Welshpool, Wales.
Wonderfully bright orangey copper body with a thick, creamy white pad of foam (looked damned good in it’s own glass). Head retained for the length and daubed down the glass. Woody, roasted and salted peanut aroma with just a hint of cinnamon spice. Oaky and woody in the mouth with a tang of orange marmalade down the sides of the tongue. The salt seems to add a soapy mouthfeel and pulls the saliva in as it is very distinguished in this one. Creamy otherwise and smooth in the finish with a medium body that made it heavy in the stomach, so one was enough. Started to resemble oyster water mixed with rough woody malts and peanut paste. Quite dry overall, and not exactly one for a session, but atleast it has character from the cask as the bottled version is near embarrassing.
yngwie (14775) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Cph Beerfestival. Golden beer with no head or carbonation. It has a bitter hoppiness in the aroma, along with a weak maltiness. Some hops and malt in the flavor, with notes of fruits and citrus, mostly grapefruit. Thinbodied and a finish with grapefruit. A bit boring, I think. (060519)
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Københavnske Øldage 2006. Pale amber colour with a weak head. Very smooth fruity aroma. Flavour of caramel, sweet maltness and with a nice hoppy and bitter finish.
Finn (4642) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Gate Clock Greenwich 29 Apr 06. Golden brown colour. Some creamy head. Caramellish aroma. A dry bitter aftertaste.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(On tap - cask) Clear amber golden - no head. Flat and somewhat watery. Lightly nutty nose. Fruity with some caramel and light notes of nuts. Short, dry hoppiness in the finish. 190506
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hand-pulled at The Goose at the OVT, Selly Oak, B’Ham. Chilled. Amber with no head, limited scent of citrus malts and hardly any taste at all. Sulphery, thin, watery and almost completely flat.
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy, deep orange brown with a thin white head. Poor aroma of wheat, corn, yeast, and rotten eggs. The malt and hops in the flavor taste bland. There’s a funky sour aftertaste that probably comes from the wood fermentation. There’s not much to this beer - pretty poor quality, and not a very good taste. It’s probably on par with the American domestic crap beers like Bud and Miller.
StueyD (1360) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light golden brown beer, with a weakish white head. A clean light hoppy nose and a light smooth bitter taste. (Draught - The Bull Inn, Sonning, nr. Reading, Berkshire).