BlackHaddock (2367) - Shropshire, - NOV 8, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hand-pulled pint in the Oakwell Breweries only pub in Shropshire: The Seven Stars at Cold hatton on 27th Oct 2012 during a local CAMRA surveying trip.
Light copper body with a thin white covering of foam.
No great aroma from this: I got hints of fruity, floral hops and mild esters of malts, but I had to dig deep for them.
The actual taste was leaning towards the malts a little more than the bittering hops, fairly bland and uninteresting compared to the Barnsley Bitter and the Mild on offer.
The body seemed thin and lacked depth of flavour: refreshing enough but I expected more after having a pint of the breweries 3.8% ABV Barnsley Bitter first.
It may well be named after the breweries founder Guy Senior, but I bet he wouldn’t be too pleased to know his name is on this beer!
DanielBrown (3175) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled at the Longstop, Leicester. Light ginger colour, with slim head and smooth lacing. Very standard Bitter, but good balance - no off notes. Nut, tangy malt. Pleasant, but certainly not essential.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@GBBF2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, earthy and some slight floral notes. Flavour is being rather similar with mild nutty notes. Nice floral and bitter aftertaste.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @Volunteer Arms, GBBf 2010. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.
RichardW (1157) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Magpie, Carlisle. Fresh tasting, with a burnished orange-gold appearance. Light and hoppy, with a great soft bitter aftertaste and just a hint of grainy malt. Creamy, rounded, lovely full-flavoured mouthfeel, with a touch of crisp apple.
cgarvieuk (11024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask at gbbf ... copper ... sweet dull fruit hop nose ... dull dryfruits ... light fruit hop ... little woody toffee hop
imdownthepub (8492) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Old Punch Bowl, Warwick. Gold amber with white head. Fresh hoppy bitter, quite dry and crisp with a deeper malty body than expected. Nicely done and very pleasant.