Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fra fat på Beehive, Brixton 4 Nov 12. JDW festivaløl. Mørk gyldenbrun. Lavt skum som fester seg litt til glasset. God aprikosaroma. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken er mørke plommer. Svakt syrlig ettersmak.
anders37 (19098) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Willow Walk, Victoria SW1. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy aroma. Fruity malty weak hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy bitter finish.
ManVsBeer (5650) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant hopped pale nose and plenty of tropical fruits in its flavour too. Thin head on a golden body.
Rune (9231) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Festival ale, half-pint, craft at JDWs Beehive in Brixton. Off-white, bubbly head that laces well. Close to clear, copper coloured body. Herbal hoppy aroma, notes of resin. Blended flavour of grainy malts and dusty hops, lightly spiced. Bittersweet endnotes. Just alright (04.11.2012).
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton 08/11/12. A golden beer with a tight white head and lace. A lightly fruity beer with clean flavours. Hoppy hints with a touch of cookie dough. It’s the epitome of smooth as there are no edges. Passable and stylistically accurate I guess.
yespr (34856) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From cask at AG Bell. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity, herbal and bitter hops. Dry, toastedmaltyand bitter. Dry finish. Easy and straigh tforward.
wheresthepath (1770) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
[Cask at The Falcon (JDW), High Wycombe] Pale (some might say insipid) gold with a moderate white head and a slight fizz. Very thin and watery mouthfeel. It’s pretty bland with just vague hints of doughy bread, lemon, cardboard and vomit. Beers that taste of watered-down sick put me right off.
berkshirejohn (5090) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading. Straw coloured with a loose cream head; and a citrusy aroma; fresh, grainy body with some citrus, honey sweetness, and a grassy bitterness; leaving a soft grassy finish. Good stuff.
imdownthepub (11284) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. Sharp, slightly metallic beer, some boiled vegetable notes then a bready, yeasty note. Dry and lasting on the palate, not bad but not really to my taste.
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 Cask handpull, The Briar Rose, Brum, 10/11/12. Orange gold capped with white. Really decent orange and pink grapefruit tang off the bat outshining the del Wotsit. Perfumed, stewed, well-judged squeeze of grapefruit over unobtrusive but solid malt. Deep bittering, back-of-tongue linger. Draped with condition. More understated orange, grapefruit, grass, thistle and floral aroma. Quietly delicious; approaching genuine IPA territory. Beer of The Festival for me. Apart from the Feral. And maybe the Roosters.