berkshirejohn (4204) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity dispensed from cask at the Kingston Arms, Cambridge (August Beer Festival). Bright gold with no head; honey and grapefruit aroma; citrus and grapefruit flavours; light and clean finish. Excellent.
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Peterboro BF 2008. A slightly hazy golden coloured beer with a nice hoppy nose with lemons and pineapple. Sweet in the mouth like pineapple fizz bombs. Decent enough but the sum of chinook and Mount Hood should produce a spanker.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2010 Cask, gravity, at Peterborough BF ’08. Pale gold. Sweet, almost sugary aroma with just a little lurking sourness. maeib’s unerring nose accurately identified the fruit I was looking for: pineapple. Taste is soft and fruity with biscuit in the background and a final mid bitter rush. Full of interest. 6.9.10, Cask, gravity at the Pig ’n’ Falcon, St Neots, Cambridgeshire.To be honest I thought this was more ’copper’ than my previous ’pale gold’. In addition to the above comments, I noted hair oil and wet dog. Rating:6,3,6,4,11:3.0
Fin (7031) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Merton Summer Beer Festival July 18th and 19th 2008 Light golden pour with white frothy quickly disappearing head. Plenty of grapefruit on the nose but not a lot else. Taste is dry and really quite bitter initially that grapefruit come bounding back along but there is a little malt to give this beer a bit more character its really quite refreshing and a decent drop.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Fin’s excellent Merton Beer Festival.
Hazy yellow gold with a thin white head and yet more evidence of Fin’s hard work to keep all the beers at the festival in sparkling form. Assertive lemon sherbet hop aroma with a decent malty backbone. The flavour follows on really well. The hops are very good and give bags a fruity character. The earthy malt is adorable and it is all wrapped up in a really pleasing dry bitter finish. Straight forward English class. Jolly good.
StueyD (1069) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden, hazy beer with a thickish white head. A distinct citrus fruit aroma, along with a touch of malt. The taste is dry, citrusy fruit flavours accompanied by a slightly sweet malty taste that does make the finish slightly bitter. (Cask - The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk).
JonMoore (1807) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpump at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Golden colour with a thick white head. Hoppy aroma. Hoppy, citric and dry. Medium bodied, clean and drinkable. Very good.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpulled) at the Flowerpot, Derby. Pale gold, a fair old citrus whiff, tame lemons in the taste, slightly sour alcohol, expected a bigger taste for the ABV.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the Star Inn, Huddersfield 26/07/2003
Clear golden coloured with some alcohol present. Hoppy with a fruity slightly dry finish.
RichardGretton (4177) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale ale with a dry hopped aroma and a dry flavour. Overall a good dry beer.