ladnewton (1614) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Wellington, Birmingham, on 29th December 2008. Light hop scents leading to a crescendo of hoppy bitterness. Certainly not mono-directional, there was some delicate malt and fruit there too. Notes on the day were simply hoppy, bitter yet with delicate roundedness. A premium, delicious beer.
erickok (4298) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice cloudy golden looks that was poured without head but actually has a very nice one. Citrus, grass and peach. Balanced aftertaste and dry in the very end. For the ABV it sure had a lot of flavour. Very enjoyable. (On tap & 50cl bottle)
bembelembe (216) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong hop aroma with grassy notes. Moderate malty aroma. Citrus (grapefruit) & pine aroma. Honey notes. Hoppy bitter dry finish. Soft carbonation. Bit watery (but in good sense) and oily texture. Golden colour.
imdownthepub (11377) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at The Woolpack, Banbury Beer Fest ’08. Beautiful amber with white head. You would not believe the hype surrounding this beer, it had been put on right at the start of the festival and been consumed within 3 hours, so a follow up had to be ordered and it settled beautifully by the Friday evening. When Rick put it on, the hordes surrounded the Bar, including me, and the follow up cask took a major hit within minutes. The beer itself is really well set up, deep malty flavours with bite then green, drying hops with citric edges. Very good and worth waiting for, hope there is some left for tonight.
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Gunmaker’s Arms.
Lovely. Fine malty base to a flowery hoppy flavour. Dust, roses, some fine, this is a bit Mid-Atlantic in style. Even served in a nice branded glass.
Leighton (13954) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the White Horse, Exchange Square. Rich gold pour with a foamy, voluminous white head. Pleasant hop nose, bits of pine and grapefruit. Nice flavor, lots of sticky, resinous bitterness, sweetness of honey and sugar. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Sticky hop finish, great balance, light bread. A really solid beer.
jmgreenuk (5802) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2013 Cask at the Bulls Head, Barston, Solihull. Clear amber pour with a big frothy head, typical of an English bitter. The hops are very evident in the aroma which isn’t overpowering. For me, this beer is as close as you can get to the perfect English pint. The bitterness is refreshing, smooth and well handled. It sits nicely on the palate just to remind you it’s still there for just the right period of time. At 4.7% it’s the right ABV to qualify as a great session ale and good for hot summer days or cold winter nights. It’s well-kept ales like this that make me miss my homeland more than is good for me and hastens my eventual return. I only wished that Purity would expand their small range of excellent ales.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask in the Alfread Herring. Alround rating: Lots of citrusy hop, dry, grassy, small biscuity pale malts, very drinkable and tasty stuff.
harrisoni (15043) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at Fox & Anchor, London. Gold, thin head. Reminds me of an Oakham’s beer. Decent pink grapefruti hop aroma. Good and fullish in mouth, finish is superb. Good pink grapefruit hop, which builds. It’s extremely good. Surprise of the day. Great.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - grapefruit hoppiness
A - light gold with thick head
T - sweet and sour with hoppy bitter
P - mid and oily
O - real good