Gethinbeer (2273) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap in the Kings Head, Monmouth. Amber like ale with a good white head. Hops and a little fruity. Good solid beer.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark golden hue with a small white foamy head. Light malty nose with a hint a spice. Malty slightly rusty flavour with a mildly bitter finish and an earthy over tone.
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Amber with a white head. Good bodied best bitter with tangy dry hoppy finish.
Alphadelic (1880) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite a pale yellow/amber number with a sustained and spitting white head. Hoppy aromas with hints of lemonade and light cereals. Very crisp with a lot in common with a quality lager. Heavy cereals with tiny hints of hops knocking around in the aftermath. Itís very airy and a little tingly. Pretty quaffable. Not amazing but dang drinkable. Perfect a little chilled for some hair of the dog with its cleansing fizziness and lipsmacking bite.
cluny6 (115) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber ale with small head but good retention. The aroma is fruity with moderate hops noticeable. VEry fruity and some hops, a bit watery. Simple taste. Good for a pub but not to take home to savor. B-
downender (6758) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at The Castle, EC4 8/4/08. Amber coloured with a moderate white head. caramel and earthy malt aroma. Full mouth feel with plenty of sweet malt, marzipan and a decent bitter finish. Enjoyable.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask with Mes at the Market Porter, 2nd Sept 2007. Dark blonde colour with no head. Aroma of alcohol and pineapple. Sweet malt flavour at first and then the alcohol comes through, which makes it nicely warming. Rich, smooth finish. Very drinkable!
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Cask at the Market Porter. Nice dark gold colour but with no head. Sweet malty aroma with a pleasing hint of alcohol (strange for a 4.8% beer) but it works for me. Very slight pineapple too. Appley flavour but not in a bad way, nice light alcohol notes too. Mellow and drinkable.
harrisoni (14822) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2007 500ml bottle from the brewery. Having had 4 bottles of this I have decided that I like it. Chilled and filtered before bottling. Amber, rocky white head. Little bit estery on aroma on this bottle which I didnít pick up on the previous bottles. Good sharp English hop aroma too. Decent malts in mouth, little bit biscuity. Peachy hop finish is very good. Bitter. Tasty, but would like to try on cask.
I had this on cask at the Gardenerís Arms in Lewes and didnít like it as much as the bottle version, fuller, but sweeter and less hoppy.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2009 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Copper colour. Pear aroma. Delightfully uncomplicated fruity taste with a crisp bitter finish. No frills at all, but a very decent ale. 16.8.09. same location. Faint sweet pear drop aroma. Sour fruity taste with an edge of sweetness and a mid bitter finish. The overall effect is very nice. Rated 6,4,7,4,12: 3.3