Sigmund (5009) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the GBBF 2008. Golden colour, low head. Very nice hoppy aroma with notes of tropical fruits. Nice hoppy flavour, notes of grapefruit, hints of spruce / resin.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Cask at GBBF 08. Very light straw colour. Honey aroma. Decent weight and reasonably hoppy. Didnít blow me away (3.4) - re-rate: Cask at the New Crown (JDW) in Southgate. Thanks Magicdave! Very clean and dry taste. Not as fierce as some of their other brews.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with tiny white head. Sweet fruity aroma with hoppy and floral notes. Sweet flavor with hoppy and citric notes. Ends dry and bitter.
Fin (7343) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask I picked up from Vale Brewery (Beer swap) for a private party in Charlton-on-Otmoor, Oxon 12-07-08 Poured golden with tiny film of white dancing bubbles on the top.Stunning aroma of grapefruit mostly pithiness but just a lovely aroma. The aroma transferred over to the taste and whilst it was simply a lovely grapefruit pithy flavoured beer with not much else it was wonderfully refreshing.
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint at the brewpub: poured yellow with a short fizzy white head. Moderate piney hops aroma. The taste is more piney hops and citrus within a somewhat watery body. Finishes moderately bitter. This would turn out to be the best beer I had here.
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, Charters, Peterborough. Just wanted to say, íLemon and hop mousse. Lovelyí, but I couldnít because it was under 75 characters.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Leicester Beer Festival. Although itís not as good as JHB, Iíd say this is on a par with Bishopís Farewell. Itís a great session bitter with a fruity aroma and a strong citrus hop flavour with lots of grapefruit. Very good. Iíve never had a bad beer from Oakham brewery.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at íSpoons, Milton Keynes. Pale gold with a small white head. Citric hop aroma, slightly too reminiscent of a fizzy lemonade. Hoppiness dominates the taste. Bit of malt there. Metallic mid bitter finish. One track beer which I didnít relish as much as I thought I would.
harrisoni (13565) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2009 Cask conditioned handpull at The Knights Templar, JDW, Chancery Lane. Pale gold with thin white head. Trademark citrus hop aroma, not in best condition maybe. A little flat. But the insistent hop on the finish is impossible to ignore. Aroma and finish are excellent, malts are a little weak. 3.4/5. Re-rate Cask handpull at The Bull, Horton Kirby, Kent. Pale gold, lasting white head. Really quite tart, but a lovely light piercing citrus fruit beer. Almost lime like. Really great condition too. Wow, that lime/hop is exceptional. Stunning. The freshness on the new barrel was amazing with a harsh mango fruit edge.
downender (6197) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned in a JDW, Kingsway London WC2. Golden coloured with a slight white head. Grapefruit hop aroma with some sweet malt. Flavour had plenty more citrus with a very dry finish. Good.