downender (7394) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 23/01/10. Deep gold in colour with a slight white head. Arom of apricots and some floral hops. Flavour was sweetish, with more fruit and a short bitter finish. Ok.
johndoughty (4619) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly lively upon opening. Creamy hoppiness dominates with some bitterness.Quite full mouth feel with a medium body. Excellent professional label for a micro. A pleasant drinking experience.
Fin (8860) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Merton Summer Beer Festival 07-07-07. Poured copper with a slight haze, this was really quite nice, good solid malty base but quite rich flavourful beer, nice hoppiness and the bitterness was there as well. Whilst this wasn’t outstanding this ticked all the right boxes for me and was a jolly decent beer.
imdownthepub (12170) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Merton Beer Festival ’07. Sl hazed amber with white head. Decent session type bitter with no outstanding flavours, just a solid malty hoppy bitter. Reasonably bitter finish, refreshing and simple.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2010 Cask at Wetherspoons, Milton Keynes. Copper amber with a small white head. Malt and hop aroma. Pleasant, undemanding malty taste. Some bitterness. Good ale. 23.10.10 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. As before with a hint of lemon aroma and taste. Slightly composty malt. Rating:4,4,6,4,12:3.0
harrisoni (16056) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull at County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. Copper colour with lasting beige head, now that all Wetherspoons seem to use tight sparklers. Satisfying hoppy beer. Maybe a bit of US hop. Quite creamy and full. Some red fruit malt flavour. Very decent bitter with bitter hop on end. Rather good.
DJMonarch (9170) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1. Cask Handpump at the Black Horse, Darwen 17/01/2004
Golden coloured with some sour fruit flavour. Dry lasting malt finish.
2. Cask Stillage at the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt, Liverpool 19/02/2004
Golden coloured slightly hazy appearance. Very fruity. Slightly dry creamy hop finish.
Sigmund (6117) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned at the 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival, gravity dispense. Deep amber colour. Strong treacle / burnt caramel aroma, lovely. Butterscotch flavour, moderately sweet but with a hoppy finish. Unusual and nice.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper colour, with a reddish tinge. The aroma is dominated by undeveloped malt and yeasty notes. The flavour is more acceptable, with a fair ration of dry malt and a clean, bitter finish. Shame about the aroma but, otherwise, OK. My first beer from this new microbrewery in Somerset. Cask (gravity dispense), St Albans Beer Festival.