BeerViking (1457) - Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask/gravity at the 2011 Ealing beer festival. Red-brown with a medium white head, orange and fresh-cut grass on the nose, body has some malt and an astringent bitterness. Finish has burnt marmalade. Nice, but lacking depth.
downender (5275) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tins, Bristol 23/11/10. Deep amber with a slight, off-white head. Sweetish, caramel and berry fruit aroma with a touch of roasted malt. Flavour was similarly sweet, with red fruits and a decent, bitter finish. Good.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - OCT 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Raven, Bath. Bright orangey-amber. The aroma is a bit toasty with some chocolate accents. Decent bitterness, toast, light chocolate. The flavour is a bit heavy for such a light beer.
Leighton (7179) - London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Bree Louise. Pours dark amber with a light film head. Malty, lightly spicy aroma. Some fruit in the flavor, sweet, with bread and light earth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet, dry finish with nice balance.
Beershine (5174) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Raven, Bath (coastal beer fest). Red-copper with thick sudsy head and nice lace. Strong raisin and blackcurrant aromas. Raisin and raisin bread flavors with a hoppy, herbal aftertaste on the back of the tongue. Sessionable.
sm89walt (1599) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask - The Duke of Wellington, Norwich. Poured copper/amber with a loose but lasting bubbly off-white head. Sweet malty fruits, peach and orange. OK on the tongue, a touch soapy, a toasty bitterness, some fruit and a light tang. Medium body, low-medium carbonation with a medium length, dry finish.
undercurrent25 (896) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite a good beer, nice brown colour, pleasant aroma, nice aftertaste and palate, nothing really special, but good at what it does
DruncanVeasey (6179) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Conwy Fine Wines, Conwy. Filtered but unpasteurised? Rusted gold with a receding white halo. Quite an attractive hay and pecan aroma once it’s warmed up; soft and insipid with watery grass, caramel and orange hints. Completely bog standard like a pasteurised GK, Marstons or Batemans effort, just a notch more body. Something of a disappointment.
renffisch (643) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BBF 2010 of Dave. strong sweet germinated malt smell, earthy cereal, mud. slightly hazy dark amber. bitter sweet woody nut roast flavour, sturdy finish. Good pint
jnelson_22 (118) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber/light brown, with a good, sticky, off-white head. The nose is an even balance of light hops and bready malts. More of the same in the mouth, though hops are more prominent. This is a classic session bitter, nothing special, but there is something to be said for a good example of a classic brew. Sometimes all you need is something standard and refreshing to relax with...