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 (7958) - 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 (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - 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 (2421) - 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 (6376) - 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 (12135) - 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.
leaparsons (9942) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Peterborough Fest 08. Golden and hazy with a thin head. Aromas are citrus and spices with hints of ginger. Flavours are dry and spicy with bitter grapefruit and lemon. An OK bitter.
Rune (11352) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Naked, clear golden body. Grass-oily aroma. Plain fruity taste with dry hops, juicy malts and light bitterness coming along towards the ending. Easy going summer drink (Half pint, hand-pulled at Pembury Tavern, Hackney 12.08.2008).
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2011 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A golden beer with an off-white coloured head. The aroma has some citrus notes and pineapple. Some hop bitterness on the taste but not enough character really.Score 3.2
Subsequent ratings scored 2.6 and 2.1. Average becomes 2.6
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Pembury Tavern, Hackney, London, 28 Nov 2007) Golden colour with brief, white head. Fruity nose with notes of citrus, grapefruit and fresh floral hops. Fruity taste with citrus and good amounts of fresh, floral hops in the finish. Fairly dry. Nice, but balanced, hop character.