doubelknv3 (995) - Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasting notes from 2004 Banbury beer festival. Golden with medium head. Mild citrus, floral aroma. Citrus, grass, and sweet fruit flavours. Lasting bitter finish.
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at cloisters Edinburgh ...Bright golden orange ... ligth fruity nose ... huge hop front quite bitter and astringent .
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at bon accord. pours clear yellow quite pee-like, thin head, tastes grassy. clean hoppy finish. smells not very much a bit acidity. maybe green apples a tiny little bit. taste much bigger some citrus loads of grass. slight butterscotch.
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Doric Arch. Light aroma of peach seconded by a hint of citrus. Brassy gold color with an euphemeral white head. Less than medium bodied with mild carbonation. Starts a mouthful of light, fresh fruit, perhaps a touch of citrus, then malt, and finally bitter. Drinks like water, but tastes very much better. Excellent.
FatPhil (9643) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (Doric Arch, London)
Very pleasant lightly malty beer. Good as a summer drink, but no real guts or interesting details.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 14, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask, Doric Arch. Clear straw, thin white head. Hoppy grassy with slight hint of sweetness. Mouth is much the same, over-hopped with a slight sweet linger. OK
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2008 Cask at The Doric Arch (the stupid name that Fullers gave the Head of Steam ;-) Pours a very yellow gold. The taste is very dry with a lipsmacking finish (as expected from the name) and overall this is ok. Re-rated as I tried it again and it was a lot better than the previous time. (original rate was a 2.1)
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate:
Cask at whatever stupid name Fullers have given to The Head of Steam. So-so beer. Very straight forward but a lovely dollop of creamy hops all round. Not as dry as they make out. Nice vanilla lick for the finish.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Cask at Troonfest] Aroma of caramel, peach syrup and some floral notes. medium bodied, dry finish.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma gives loads of hops, grassy floural and citruis all in the one go. Taste is pale malts from the sweetness, the citrus and grassy hops finish this off nicely.