BlackHaddock (4863) - 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 (1007) - 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 (3371) - 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 (2354) - 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 (8419) - 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.
Rune (9236) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the P7 Ross Bar at GBBF’11, cask, one-third pint. Plain golden body. Naked surface. Hoppy nose of hay and a lemony touch. Sweet tropical fruits in flavour. Sweet fruity end with little bitterness (London, 03.08.2011).
FatPhil (10664) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (GBBF2011, Thursday)
Sweet honey aroma. Very malted barley oriented. Touch of wooliness in the mouth, but mostly sweet malts. Dry late finish is good. Honey keeps popping up.
superflyguy (429) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
crisp and clean.
poured a clear wheat yellow, almost largery. head was firm and white until the final mouthful. slight aroma of hops, but no a more general sense of crisp cleanness! quite thin in the mouth but the carbonation was nice. the bitter was slightly too aggrasive for me, but nevertheless a very good beer.
cask. Prince of Wales, Criccieth
TheJestersBeer (2248) - SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium straw, thin white head.
Hoppy aroma, lemon zest, yeast, malt, wheat (?), faintly earthy.
Dry, light to medium bodied, medium bitterness.
Malty, hoppy taste, yeast, citrus, straw, lemon, earth. Refreshing. (2011-08-05)