tombyars (1453) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in April 2000. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Slight whif of citric lemon peel in the vanishing aroma. thin watery mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malts give a short digestive biscuit base with tart citric fruit notes of weak grapefruit and lemon. Dusty notes from the hop resins builds up in intensity to give a strong metallic ringing tone in the long aftertaste. Finish is too astringent with no body at all. A poor Golden Ale.
berkshirejohn (5025) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Three Horseshoes, Morley, Derby - a Marstons house Clear gold with a creamy white head; easy to drink, light body, hoppy and slightly citrus. Plain and unexciting.
Fin (8181) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Tesco (a while ago) Amber coloured reasonably pleasant hoppy bitter.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 03/06/2002
Clear golden coloured with some sour fruit flavour. Full malt finish.
2. Bottle 05/04/2004
Amber coloured hoppy and slightly citrus flavour. Some dryness in a lasting malt finish.
imdownthepub (11197) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask Conditioned at JDW Banbury. Golden beer with no head. Sweetly malted beer, with a juicyfruit background, like a cheap flavouring in sweets. Dty hoppy foreground saves the day. Average fare.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Golden colour – barely carbonated. Mostly malt. Another average beer from the ridiculously long list of bottled ales that Marston’s produce.
RichardGretton (4388) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rather too flat looking beer, but its malty and hoppy freshness makes this beer worth trying.
rauchbier (3652) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled version. Little aroma, faint malty flavour and a dry uneventful finish.