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.
FatPhil (10892) - 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.
bhensonb (12460) - 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.
cgarvieuk (17313) - 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 .
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Handpump at various locations. Gorgeous crystal clear gold coloured bitter with perfect white head that lasts through. Hoppy, floral aroma. Slightly thin body makes it dangerously easy to drink. Excellent complex bitter finish. Perfect summer drink.
doubelknv3 (1050) - 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.
RoyceH (1197) - 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
wyzzywyz22 (2102) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, The New Oxford, Salford. Golden colour, white head. Fragrant, hoppy aroma, some citrus too. Flavour had bags of dry hop, balanced nicely with some fruit and malt. Lingering, dry bitter finish. Yep, I dig it.
daniele (6523) - ITALY - AUG 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
chiara schiuma poca leggero luppolo citrico leggera in bocca buona freschezza mediamente amara mediamente secca
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)