JohnCook101 (428) - - SEP 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint on draft. Crystal clear straw colour with a good white head. Very light floral aroma. Honey, light spice, floral notes and a lightly bitter finish (though still more bitter than might be expected). Not a bad effort for a craft lager. Marston’s attempts at craft beer have been generally disappointing to date so I hope this marks the beginning of an upward trend. Interested to try the Saison and wheat beer in the series.
foxo82 (810) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2013
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at Cross Keys, Nottingham. No aroma. None. Taste is slightly bitter banana water with no length to the finish. Really, really bad.
renffisch (869) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at Henry’s Green Park. Bright golden colour with a creamy steady white head. Fine carbonated look. Light citric nose and subtle hoppy flavour. For a lager very enjoyable.
erickok (4322) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light fizzy golden body with creamy head. Aromatic hops, crisp malt base, light yet pleasant. Light bitterness, enough malt base. A good step up from a mass market lager, as a beer geek not spectacular. But well made and a good idea. Cheers! (Half pint at The Star Bishop’s Stortford)
leaparsons (8916) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg, Bulls Head, Youlgreave. Pale gold with carbonation. Aromas are cereal grain with crisp lemon and some nuttiness. Toasted with hints of mandarin. Flavours are grainy malts with a nutty lager like character. Lemon with dusty, peppery carbonation. It’s only keg but I quite liked it.
imdownthepub (11476) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Keg at The Kildare Lodge, Minehead, Somerset. Pale straw to gold, no head. What can I say, if this is an attempt at Craft Keg then it has simply failed, there is no flavour or character. A cynical attempt at jumping on the band wagon.