cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2012 Cask at JDW Standing order Edinburgh ... crisp amber ... thin creamy head ... bright grapefruit hop nose ... quite a powerfull hop ... medium grapefruit bitterness ... little grassy in linger
cask at hyde tavern ... copper ... light white lacing ... soft mellow toffee fruits ... juicy malt ... light smoky malt ... 3.7 nice
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Woodman, Durham, £2.90/pint.
Looked great with copper but crystal clear appearance with lasting white head. Malty, slightly sugary biscuit aroma that carries through into a smooth palate with caramel and ginger malts well balances with mid-length dry finish. Very good.
As a side note I have not yet had a bad pint at this pub under their new ownership. All the ales have been superbly conditioned.
mr_h (4585) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - hazy golden, minimal head, malty citrus aroma, very fragile lacing, orange, sweet, well balanced, refreshing, very easy to drink
SarkyNorthener (3884) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@the quay inn, minehead. Golden amber beer with a medium head and good lacing. Aroma of cereal grain. Taste is cereal grains, grapefruit and malts. Decent.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpump at Fort St. George, Cambridge. Amber with a thick foam head. Floral hoppy scent. Lovely mouthfeel. Starts sweet then some bitterness. Cereals and biscuit in the mouth, then a hoppy citrus end. Spoilt by an odd metallic taste.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned Handpump Briar Rose Birmingham. More golden that amber if you ask me with a white head and lacing. Nice citricity throughout. Lemon in the nose. Pear drops in the mouth. Quite fresh and tasty. A misnomered beer but I liked it.
ALLOVATE (2839) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, handpump @ The First and Last, Exmouth, Devon.
Bright amber gold with the odd bubble here and there giving it life. Big head becomes a small one, a tight, compact white crown that lasts. Rough, bready, bakehouse, mash-tun nose. Has a hint of fruit, light sourish citrus coming through too. Taste is similar; lovely robust, grainy mash-tun flavours, light biscuity sweetness upfront, lots of toasted malts with a zesty, citrus edge down the sides adding tang. Bright hopping in back, peppery, herbal, stone fruit with a moderately bitter swallow that trails off malty and citric into the swallow. Quite filling in the stomach though the body is just above light, still and rounded. More a Bitter than Golden Ale. Not overly sessionable but a solid beer none the less.
wheresthepath (2052) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Falcon (JDW),High Wycombe. Golden-amber with a moderate white head. Tastes of orange with a little grapefruit, good bright fresh flavours. Well balanced and tasty, Otter do seem to know what they’re doing.
SaintMatty (6554) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Market Tavern, Durham) - Gold/amber in colour. Peach, floral hops and apricot in the aroma. Peach and biscuity malt in dominate in the taste.
harrisoni (16837) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask condition handpull at Montefiore Arms, Ramsgate. It’s a pretty good, sliightly fruity bitter. Good hop on finish. Quite rich in mouth