jjsint (924) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Live and Let Live, Cambridge. Golden brown with a larger-than-usual white head. Honeyed grassy smell with a hint of cinnamon and orange peel. Slightly sweet at first, the taste turns more bitter toward a dry finish. The flavour of ground coriander asserts itself in the taste without dominating the profile. Body is weaker than I would have liked. Decent, well crafted and very drinkable.
Osprey87 (2049) - WALES - OCT 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Crosse Keys JDW, City. Clear amber orange, still, small ring of white head. Aroma is pleasant - flowery perfume, rose petal. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste has leaves, oregano, grassy, digestive biscuit, soft bitterness. The coriander has a nice influence. Good.
yespr (32033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask at Crosse Keys. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild toasted malty. Bitter. Crisp fruity. Mild sweet impression. Crisp hoppy. Light bitter and hoppy finish.
Scopey (7437) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the live and let live, Cambridge. It pours clear amber with a bubbly white head. The nose is earthy, light toast, fruity, herbal, floral and brown bread. The taste is bitter-sweet, earthy, brown bread, but, caramel, wood and light herbal notes with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Thankfully the coriander is not overdone. Interesting enough.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber, lots of coriander, some biscuity malts for balance and light bitterness. Decent bitter.
Theydon_Bois (9945) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Victoria Inn, Rugby, 16/12/13.
Almost clear golden with a good sized white head that retains, good full glass lacing ensues.
Nose is light spice, biscuit malt, faint ginger, straw.
Taste comprises lemon rind, ginger snap biscuit, corriander notes, straw.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light bitterness in the finish.
Ok spiced up bitter.
BlackHaddock (4144) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Two hand-pulled pints in The Cock Hotel, wellington: one on 29th Nov 13, one on 1st Dec 13.
Looked the same but the second pint wasn’t as mellow as the first, had more flavour and seemed ’crisper’. Different barrel, or just two days older: should have asked the Landlord I suppose.
Pours an orange/copper colour with a tight white crown.
The aroma was fairly weak on both pints: some floral and light fruit esters with hints of spices.
The taste is far from weak though: full of flavour with the coriander standing out within the blend of bittering hops and mild malts.
Medium bodied and a pleasant change from the light golden cask brews that are flooding the UK market currently.
a_cross (623) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper-brown, thin bright white head; malty aroma; well balanced malt and hops, dried fruity taste; a weird herbal coriander bitterness on the finish which I’m not totally sold on; still, a decent enough sub 4 percenter.
VastActiv (3080) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours are citrus, bitterness, grass and hops.
jamesie1857 (1482) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at JDW, Sutton Coldfield - An orange body with a thick light orange head. The aroma is very flowery, with some spicy notes, and a bit citric. The flavour is sweet and again very flowery combined with hints of perfume and coriander, leading to a dry end. Not bad, but easily forgettable.