Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Willow Walk (JDW), Victoria - 24/12/12.
Clear pale golden with a decent sized white head that retains well and provides for excellent lacing.
Nose carries hops, light grapefruit, orange.
Taste follows, hoppy, tropical fruit notes, a little grass.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, nice and smooth on the palate with some bitterness in the finish.
berkshirejohn (6067) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Amber with a thin white head leaving lots of lacing on the glass; grainy aroma; crisp, lemony, taste with a grainy body, and some honey adding to the weight. A pleasant, wintery version of a summer ale.
mr_h (4787) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by handpump at West Kirk, Ayr - clear pale golden, thick creamy off-white head, citrus aroma, mixed citrus flavours, mild bitterness, nice clean finish, easy to drink
dynamiteninja (1827) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at the Ralph (jdw), Richmond. Medium white head. Hazy golden body. Citrus, fresh juicy tangerines, passion fruit. Bitter. Dry finish. Refreshing.
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull at County Hotel JDW Ashford. Clear gold with lasting white head. Im in a pretty nihilistic mood so this had better be pretty good or im gonna rip the legs off of it. Its ok. Some interesting fruit flavours. Not much hop. Not really bitter either. Honestly whatever happened to bitter beers? Soft. Safe. Ok bit better than average
imdownthepub (13374) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. Crikey this was cold, but there was some flavour showing through, thin on the malt front but a lager like lemon, Saaz type note showed through, reasonably fruity, could have done with a winter warmer rather than a freezer on the day though.
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bollocks, entered this under the wrong beer (White Witch). Spoons under the library, Birmingham, 23/11/12. Now then. This is good. Passion fruit, tea, celery, blackcurrant and lime aroma. Fat, ripe blackcurrant, lime zest, passion fruit, sweet perfumed tropical hop flavour. Monster Munch and cashew linger. Pale and draped. Really surprising.
ManVsBeer (8766) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chilled (to go with its name) clear golden ale, maintaining a thin head. Plenty of hops but this is more stated in its taste which holds lots of fruit flavours.
Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Hamilton Hall, JDW, London. Pours clear, rich gold with a small, white foam head. Crispy straw aroma, basic pale malts, light grains. Light aweet flavor with cereal, straw, light grass and citrus. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, lightly sticky, with fairly firm hay and straw bitterness, some ripe lemon. Very decent.