biggles231 (12) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well balanced, good looking, hops predominate without ever becoming too assertive. Apricots and fruit on the nose, and unusually for this gravity a lasting and complex finish.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Babington Arms JDW, Derby 15/08/2007
Some wheat aroma. Small white head. Clear golden coloured smooth on the palate and slightly citrus flavoured with some dryness in a crisp and bitter finish.
bacchanalia (145) - milton, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the cask, a great session beer from the consistently excellent Milton brewery. On the nose light citrus & whopping barley. A lovely fresh pale start, leads to a full bitter finish with loads of fresh, rich barley on the finish. An excellent length on the finish for a beer of this strength.
ladnewton (1243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CASK @ Oakdale Arms, Harringay London N4, on 3rd June 2009. Delicious refreshing session ale with a small diminishing white head, generous hoppy notes and fruity aroma, some nuttiness in the initial kick, and delicately hoppy dry finish. A smooth, slightly saline mouthfeel - this pint was Dionysus at its best.
tbw2008 (14) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2009 Cask @ Pembury Tavern, Hackney
Straw coloured. Crystal clear with a tight white head. Apricot, peach and mango aromas, attractive hop burst on the tongue, lasting bitterness and a surprisingly strong finish for the ABV. Good.
downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On gravity at the Mermaid, St Albans 15/02/09. Clear gold in colour with a slight white head. A pleasant session ale with some sweet malts and decent floral and grassy hops. leading to a decent dry finish. Good.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JAN 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
<i>Cask Conditioned at The Pembury Tavern, London</i>
Hazy blond color. Light malty aroma, with very light fruity hops. Fair malt and toffee flavor, good bitterness (lightly resinous), but missing some punch, the flavor seems <i>flat</i>.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the White Lion, Norwich, "Boxing Day Expedition" crawl, 26th Dec 08. Golden amber with no head. Honey sweet and then dry & floral at the finish. Standard weight. The hops get out onto the nose too. Nice and refreshing.
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. At the Pembury Tavern. Cloudy light amber pour with a small head. Floral aroma with very mild caramel malt and a hint of sourness - not a lot of grain here. The taste follows - dry, floral, light grain and a real lemony sourness that oddly seems to work pretty well. It felt slick on my palate, and the body seemed quite solid - while it wasn’t a particularly bitter finish, it really took its time, leaving a dry, acidic linger that made me quite thirsty for my next beer. A nice pint, for all that.
thewolf (10538) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Oakdale Arms, London.
Pours hazy golden with practically no head. Wonderful, crisp aroma, good pine, fresh malts and a little honey. Low carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour start malty, rather crisp, then gains a long, lingering, slightly dry hoppy aftertaste. Nice and drinkable.