The_Osprey (5814) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the College Arms Bloomsbury. Post exam drinks, so short review. Amber orange, still, slight haze, small white head. Aroma is all cat urine and lemon Galaxy hop. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is hoppy straw, lemon, grapefruit, slightly bitter, light astringency. I was quite impressed with this one - even had a touch of Kernel about it. Other people’s ratings are much lower, so I wonder whether condition is a major factor here...
Mr_Pink_152 (3476) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at a pub attached to a premier inn nr worcester. Clear golden colour with off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, and hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, and fruit. A touch watery.
AndySnow (6520) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: GBBF 2014.
Appearance: Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Malt, hay, fruit, grass, floral.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, hay, fruit, some caramel.
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Coachmakers Arms, Hanley. Pours amber with stiff white head. A pleasant session golden ale. Well balanced and smooth.
metalspice (609) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
På kran på irsk pub i Fulham road i London. Fin mørk gyllen farge. fruktig humlebitterhet i både lukt og smak. Herlig myk munnfølelse. Litt lite karbonisering.
Benzai (12798) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled @ GBBF day 3. Clear golden color, small white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, nicely hoppy, lightly fruity, slightly piney hops, lightly bitter. Average body and carbonation.
MichaelAwesome (6388) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Fountain Inn in Cowes. Mild and smooth with some malt, hops and lemons. Creamy mouthfeel with a touch if spice and citrus fruits. Drinkable, calming piwo with a mild aftertaste. Fine one.
McTapps (6421) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On cask at The Fountain Inn in Cowes. Pours out in a clear light golden colour with low head and flat body. Aroma of straw and mild hops. Taste of hops, citrus fruits, straw, graass, grains and basement aromas. Boring and dusty finish. Average beer.
AWS9 (624) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask. Standard hazy gold pour with minimal head. Slight grassy/hop nose. Touch of bitterness. Fairly smooth and drinkable. Not all that much to report really. Simply blonde ale that doesn’t stand out, nor necessarily disappoint.
jjsint (2186) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ George II, Luton. Mid to dark gold, clear, with foamy head and a fair bit of lacing. Simple yet confusing aroma of citrus, caramel and toffee. Bittersweet taste with that telltale diacetyl buttery overtone. Bitter, slightly acrid finish. This doesn’t do anything for me; maybe it’s more palatable in slightly better condition but I fear it’s just not a great ale.