Brigadier (3290) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the Wellington (Birmingham)
With the brewers sitting a few feet away I decided to give this a shot. A solid golden ale is good on cask and was just as nice bottled. I wish I would have been able to try a few more before time ran out on the trip to the UK.
Aroma / Appearance - A coppery transparent base retains a little fringe of whiteness. Caramel, cheap waxy chocolate, and cold chestnuts balance well.
Flavor / Palate - Chestnuts, coffee creamer, and a soft maltiness emerge almost immediately after taking a slow sip. The next few are much quicker as this beer blossoms on the palate. The nutty finish adds some character and means that unlike some pub clips I actually can remember the name a few weeks later.
mR_fr0g (6036) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the one crown . Hazy Orange. Persistent white creamy head. Think I got the dregs of the cask. Meaty mouth feel. Vague citrus and caramel bready
graham_murphy (464) - - JUL 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very drinkable pale ale with mellow citrusy hops and, agreed, a hint of marmalade tartiness.
fairwater (140) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Oakford Social Club. Mid gold, tight head. Marmalade aroma, some more in the first taste. Bitter, slightly tart (but in a good way), orangey citrus lingering bitterness. Not as hoppy as I was hoping, but very drinkable.
gruberm (329) - - JUN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice easy beer with a soft hoppy flavor that mellows as it warms slightly. Pretty safe and standard IPA.
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viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask - good, pale ale, though quite sweet. The bitterness grows slowly to a good level by the end. Decent.
dogbomb (1081) - ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Golden clear ale with a thick light tan head. Nose is hoppy and spicy with lemon, grapefruit and a hint of honey in the hop. Hoppy in the mouth with an instant bitter bang of lemon, grapefruit, grapes and tangerine - becomes malty and sweet as it moves over the tongue and then the finish is unexpectedly spicy with some woodiness and tea-like qualities. Decent.
larsniclas (6186) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Porterhouse, Covent Garden
Golden with a white head.
Fruity and floral aroma.
Rather light body with a medium bitterness.
Citrus and flowers in the flavour.
tampierre (1058) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,caramel,fruit and strong citrusy aroma ; Dark golden color with smaller lasting head ; Medium sweet taste with bitter finish ; Medium body ; Very pleasant ale.
Martin243 (921) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/2 at the Tilley Stone Gateshead. Slightly hazy golden beer with a thin white head. Cereal and honey aroma. Cereal and citrus flavours, with the merest hint of blue fruits . Soft carbonation and a juicy palate. Doesn’t sound much out of the ordinary, but somehow contrives to be more than the sum of its parts. A lovely quencher.