Rune (11365) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Straw golden body, no head. Thai-like spices and herbs to the nose. Rather unusual taste of rise, curry and ginger, and some earthy malts, too. Dry hoppy ending. Very unusual, indeed. Nice, if not a great favourite. Cask, half at The Rake, London 16.07.2010.
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Star, Talybont 07/09/10. Pale gold with a slight white head. Aroma dominated by the lemongrass, with a touch of sweetness and floral hop. Spicy flavour, with lots more lemongrass before a dry finish. A bit overpowering.
imdownthepub (13395) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Fest ’10. Clouded orange gold with no head. It took a long time for this to come on, so it may be that I’m not tasting it at it’s best. I have to say, it was a bit weird though, the spicing seemed at odds with the malty, fruity make up of the beer. I’d like to try it in better nick, but at present this is how I saw it.