mjs (4202) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Gallows Real Ale Fest ’10) Poured pale golden without a head. Aroma contained hops, fruitiness and alcohol. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were malts, hops, fruitiness, citricness and bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity and bitter.
RichardGretton (4154) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@1st Newark Winter Beer Festival, 2009. Golden/amber coloured beer with a fruity and vinous aroma and flavour. Overall an average beer.
berkshirejohn (4126) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Our Mutual Friend, Stevenage. Straw with a thin cream head; sweet and grainy aroma; smooth oily texture, swet and grainy flavour with a hint of tropical fruit; the finish is dry with some quinine bitterness and warming, spicy, alcohol. More of a Barley Wine in my opinion.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, gravity, at St Neots BF ’09 (’Booze on the Ouse’). Gold. Aroma of Corona lemonade, but taste is thicker, oilier. Brimming with citrus. A little bitterness. Immensely, treacherously drinkable.
jackl (3780) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Old Fountain. The pour’s deep gold with a tiny head. The nose is syrupy cereal sweetness, some peaches and apricot. Summery fruits. The taste is more mild grain. Honey and plenty of summery orchard fruit. Baked bread. Medium body, a bit too syrupy on the palate. Overall, not bad, though Oakham make some much better stuff than this.
Cuso (3662) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cambridge Blue Summer Beer Festival 2013, Cambridge
Cask. Golden color with medium creamy white head. Aroma of perfumed malt, citrus, pears, mango. Taste, sweet perfumed malt, citrus fruits, honey, piney hops. Long bitter sweet finish. Tasty. So far the best beer from event.
DanielBrown (3601) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled at the Bartons Arms, Birmingham. Golden beer, with a very loose froth head. Looked and smelt like a Golden. In fact, it tasted much like a Golden too, but a good one, with a nettley, crushing bitterness to finish. Never clocked this as a Barley, never even clocked it as being 7.5%. Enjoyed it though - cut through the spiciness of my accompanying Thai meal a treat.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the 2012 NWAF, Manchester. Pours a blonde colour with a thin white head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, oak, candy sugar and grassy hops. Similar flavours with candy sugar and alcohol both quite prominent. Just a little sweet. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. OK.
tiong (2958) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ OlutExpo 2013
Pours yellow with a small head. Aroma of citrusy fruity notes, malts and spices. Taste is smooth, malty and fruity with notes of spices and citrus. Finish is smooth and sticky with some spices. A bit unbalanced.
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ GBBF 2009. A clear yellow/golden colored beer, with a small white head. The aroma of malts and fruits like citrus. A little alcohol. The taste of fruits, with bitter and a little sweet. There are some spices. The aftertaste is bittersweet.