The_Osprey (5954) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
May 2016 - Cask HP at The Green Man JDW, City, during the May 2016 job hunt. As ’Mauldons Cuckoo’. Amber orange, clear, still, small bubbly off-white head. Aroma is bready, apple. Body is smooth, low carbonation. Taste is bready, apple peel, twiggy, sugary malt, honey, resinous finish. Basic. (3.0)
BlackHaddock (6222) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hand-pulled pint in my local Wetherspoons on 22nd June 2016. Like some others, I found this ’a little off’. Looked fine, old gold/amber body, full, lasting head. Strange aroma, hops and maltiness within the nose but sulpher like esters too. Taste similar, decent enough blend but again something not quite right.
jjsint (2261) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Handpull cask at the Townhouse, Ely. Honey brown and clear with a big white head and lots of lacing. Smells of apples, brass, rust. Tastes bitter with a fruity hint and some vinegar. Harsh almost acrid finish. Not all that pleasant, I’d wonder if it was off but I’ve never had an off beer from this pub so I think it’s just not very nice. I really,really struggled with this one.
SarkyNorthener (3973) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@bloxwich showman, Bloxwich. Amber beer with small head. Aroma is light malt. Taste is malts and some dry herb. Ok.
Don2711 (382) - - APR 29, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden. Hops English. Citrus with bitterness. Not my thing. Old socks taste poor.
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Alehouse, Chelmsford, half, 6th June 2015.
White lacing and a golden and amber appearance. Loads of UK hops. Blackcurrants. Old socks. Taste is blackcurrants, thistle, lemons and faint citrus. Not my thing.
Sparky_ (12) - Sudbury, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favourite beer from Mauldons. Spring seasonal. Hoppy golden light session beer. Perfect for spring sunshine
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ManVsBeer (8496) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber coloured ale with a thick head. It has a malt aroma with hops in its finish.
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpull, The Felix, Nuneaton, 16/06/13. Brassy orange lacing with each sip. Grassy, sherbet and apricot aroma. Mellow orange aniseed and herb notes;. light bitterness and soapy pine. Decent.
tombyars (1580) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in May 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Pump clip shows a cuckoo? but it looks like a blue version of Lichtenstein’s Oriole to me! Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white creamy head. Slight note of fruity lychees in the short floral aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malts give a zesty fruit note of citric fruit with pink grapefruit and gooseberry dominant. Cereal flavour evident in the bitter hoppy aftertaste. Finish is tart with sweet notes fleeting. An ok summer session ale but I would stick with Black Adder!