tombyars (1356) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
First tasted this in the Hogshead, Paisley in September 1996. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear amber in colour with a thin white head. Dry hop flowers evident in the short nose. Thin watery mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a digestive biscuit base with short fruit notes of tart redcurrants. Hop resins give a metallic, astringent tang to the aftertaste. Hint of sweet caramel and hazelnut flavours creep into the malty finish. An ok session bitter but nothing exceptional either.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the Bears Paw, Frodsham 11/04/2008
Malt aroma. Bronze golden coloured floral and hoppy with a crisp and slightly bitter full malt finish.
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Despeate cask at a Green King pub ...Wow it suprised me. its no great shakes, but this was respectable ... Copper with a light malt nose ... light sweet fruity caramel ... all in all not bad.
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask (handpump) at the Bricklayers Arms, Midhurst, West Sussex. I’d somehow not rated this beer before so I was quite pleased (insofar as I can ever be pleased to see a Greene King beer) to see it on offer at this pub on an overnight stop when I was not expecting to get any scoops. Unfortunately it was obviously not in good condition. Rather sharp, bordering on sour. Amber colour, some touches of fruity malt from what I could tell. Not quite undrinkable but certainly not too pleasant. I often don’t rate beers in bad condition but, as it was a Greene King tied house, I have no problems in doing so. Earmarked for re-rate some time. Bah!
Rune (8047) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Full pint hand pulled from cask outdoor seating at The Jolly Sailor in Maldon. Clear, deep brown body colour under a thin, bubbly head. Hints of plain malt to the nose. Malty flavoured character with dark caramel and a note of resin. Light bitter ending (05.05.2008).
Finn (4201) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Jolly Sailor, Maldon Essex 5 May 08. Dark golden colored. A creamy white head. that lasted a few minutes. Malty aroma. Flavor dominated by malt with fruity hints. Some bitterness in the finish.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask @ Charlies. Clear and amber coloured with almost no head. Quite malty with notes of fruit, caramel and hops.
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. An amber beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel and fruit - especially oranges. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of caramel as well as lighter notes of fruit, wood, and flowers. The body is thin.
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From cask at Charlies. Pours clear and golden red with a diminished off-white head. Light bitter flavour with a mild fruity note and light malt base. Finish holds a nice bitterness and light fruity note.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at the state bar- quite nice traditional tasting english ale, nice citrus hops big nutty malty flavour. refreshing session beer. definitely a sessioner.