Beesbeer (452) - WALES - FEB 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
There is no doubt about the fact that this is a great session ale. A kind of American style hoppy bitter edge to every mouthful. Clean dry ending. Fruity aftertaste.
porkpie (7) - - FEB 9, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light and easy drinking. Subtle flavours - malt and light citrus hoppiness, earthy aftertaste. Better on Cask but still pleasant.
ManVsBeer (8052) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hopped cloudy golden ale, no head, and bitter hopped in taste. Goes down well.
foxo82 (843) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A clear, blonde ale, minimal head. Smells sweet and mildly hoppy. Taste is weak and watery but with a pleasant hops kick at the end, some ginger. Drinkable but not memorable.
BlackHaddock (5849) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3rd August 2012 saw me in ‘The Crown Inn’ Oakengates and having four hand-pulled pints of this fine brew.
Almost clear body of light amber/deep gold with a white, lasting head of bubbles.
Very floral nose: some malts in the aroma as well, but completely overshadowed by the floral hops. The taste is almost a reverse of the smell: the hops now playing second fiddle to the maltier content and only coming into their own as the mouth dries and a semi-bitterness arrives.
Medium bodied; and easy to drink (hence the four pints).
ralphdot (1027) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
4.2% amber colour with a thin head, malty aroma, fruity caramel taste, nice.
goozen (3731) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at GBBF’12, London: Clear amber coloured brew with an sweet hoppy taste and sweet firmy finish.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a dark golden colour with a thin white head. An aroma of caramel, grassy hops and yeast. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.
Brandman (2660) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden clear body, white head. Aroma of butter, flowers, fruits, grainy malts. Bitter ok, pines, apples and metal in mouth. Leaves quite dry.
rosenbergh (9922) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. From Wales. Courtesy of Brandman.
Cloudy golden colour with tiny white head.
Mild floral hops, weak bitterness, caramel sweetness and butter in aroma.
Floral bitterness, caramel, butter and malt in flavour. Short bitterness. Thinnish.