mr_h (2320) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at 3 Judges, Glasgow - clear amber, non-existent white head, minimal lacing, mild malty, fruity aroma, toffee, grapefruit, well balanced, clean finish
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Cask at the Market Porter.
A lovely bright amber colour but no head. Really good Oakleaf hoppy stuff all round. Plenty of citrussy grapefruit character and some really good earthy malt in the background. Really well balanced finish. A straight forward bitter really. Just brimming with grapefruit bitterness and excellent earthy malt. Great length. Great balance. Good beer
SaintMatty (4499) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle - Amber with a slight haze. Toffee, fruity and hops in the aroma with some grapefruit also featuring. Hoppy and fruity taste with biscuit and grapefruit featuring strongly. A pleasant bitterness.
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Muddy brown appearance which was quite off putting. Flat with no life whatsoever. Some fruitiness with bitterness gradually sinking through.
Improve the appearance and put a bit of life and this would have been a decent bottled beer. But it was not.
harrisoni (12485) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Realale.com at Ealing BF 07. Cloudy muddy red/brown colour. Thick lasting beige head. Hop aroma is lovely. Full in mouth. Very good, red berry, full bitter. Sherberty hop aroma. Malts come through too. I really like Oakleaf beers, although it started well, it became poor. Some chalkyness. Starts well, but this chalky mouthfeel is not good and lasts into the finish.
thebeertourist (4620) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy, deep amber with a nice offwhite head. Lots of caramel and fruit hitting the nose. Caramel flavours with a good fruity middle and a long, hoppy finish. Medium to full body. This beer should keep Rudolf happy.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
BCA (From Bitter Virtue). Copper coloured.Really inviting orangey hop aroma which sits well with the biscuity malts. Some fruitiness in the mouth but this is fairly dry withj a nice rounded bitterness. Simple throughout but delicious. Not particularly christmassy but I’m sure rudolf would love it.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@The Evening Star, Brighton. Not really Christmasy. Just a nice hoppy pale cask ale. Some grainy malt, with some orange/citrus in the finish, finishes dry and earthy.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice fruity hoppy aroma. Copper with a white head. Malty, slightly fruity. Very fresh taste. Medium bodied. Nice.