harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask gravity from GBBF 08. Hazy gold, thin white head. Nice hoppy/spicy beer. Lots of tea, not really a replica of Hoegaarden. Lemon/lime/herb. Pretty bad.
SaintMatty (4279) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (GBBF 2008) - Golden in colour. Slightly spicy aroma with grapefruit and ginger. Mildly hoppy with grapefruit and ginger featuring again. A nice ginger kick in the finish.
KimJohansen (10341) - 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 and fruity aroma with hoppy an citric notes. Flavor is very hoppy with sweetness, citric and piney notes. Ends with solid bitterness.
FatPhil (8105) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Wenlock Arms, London)
Hazy amber, tiny head. Slightly peachy aroma, some hops too, and a little funky, and a touch of spice. Huge peachy taste - spicy too - and with a decent malty body. Well balanced, hoppy and peachy finish.
johninmelb (1116) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice nose of zesty lemongrass and ginger. Pours cloudy with a persistant head and tons of lace. Flavour is a little unexpected - very, very dry an underpinned with some very bitter hops; mainly, though, itís the citrus, herbs and spice coming through that dominate this beer. You need about three or four good swills to see where itís coming from, but once you have it rewards the effort.
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Far From The Madding Crowd, Oxford. (Thanks Glen and the Banbury guys for the pint!) Pale gold, white head. Pungent apricot and ginger aroma. Spicy ginger and juniper berry flavor, dry ginger exhale. The most gin-like beer Iíve encountered. Interesting experiment, and rather good.
imdownthepub (9160) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at Far from the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Pale gold, clear with white head. Lovely aroma of ginger and apricot leading to a spicy, dry beer, touches of tangy orange, citrusy, warming. Really well done in my opinion.
renffisch (672) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2008
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml bottle thanks to ethereal, even though iím not so sure iím that grateful :-) you guessed it, it wsnít mine. Gorgeous smell of heavy clove, apples and a lot of spice but thats where the disaster starts. Taste offensive! Strange metallic mix of whey, coriander, earth and water... why?
Fin (6637) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Royal Oak Beer Festival, Oakley, Bucks/Oxon border 03-05-08 Hazy warm golden in colour with a white bubbly head. The burnt orange peel in the description is the first thing that I picked up, Loz on the other hand got the cloves immediately. I really liked this though I felt that the spices and particularly the cloves contrived to make this feel quite medicinal. This is really quite interesting, as wheat beers go its not very subtle the citrus is a bit full on at times but I found it very moreish and most enjoyable.
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy with a very definite hoppy bitterness. Some traces of fruitiness. Pleasant and easy to sup.