cgarvieuk (14174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask in cloisters .... nice dark amber ... white lacing .... non descript fruit nose ... zezty orange and light toffee real drinkable ... very drinkable
ladnewton (1411) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2013 OK, had to have this one so I could get the letter Q onto my beer list, and this one was more a labour of love than the rest during the session. Cask at the Wellington, Birmingham, on 28th December 2009. Crystal clear gold, slightly flat, with very little head. Some ginger spice notes present and a slightly heavy sugary sweetness; rounded finish with maltiness (caramel) and a smooth mouthfeel, a little on the flat side. RE-RATING: Bottle at home on 29th January 2013. What a difference! Pours amber with thin film of foam. Clean grassy aroma, tangy hoppiness in-mouth with grass and savoury touches, balanced by solid malt. Tangy finish on zingy mouthfeel with easy drinking lightish body. Fantastic bottle and so much nicer than what must have been a rogue poor pint in a good pub three years ago.
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, 2nd Hinckley Beer Festival. Headless gold. High alcohol, dog and wholemeal aroma. Unappetising wholemeal and orange fusion. Worst Beer of The festival So Far...
leaparsons (8019) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Hinckley Fest 09. Deep gold with minimal foam. aromas are toffee and caramel malts with floral notes and some honey. Flavour are soft sweet malts with earthy hops. Some caramel with honey sweetness. OK.
RichardGretton (4237) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@2nd Hinckley Beer Festival, 2009. Vibrant looking bronze beer with a lightly malty aroma and a malty and lightly hopped flavour. Overall a nice lightly hopped and mildly malty beer.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, gravity, at Wellington Arms, Bedford, in the Welly Winter Festival of Ale. Amber. Delightful sweet apple and treacle aroma. Sweet honeyed taste, reminiscent of baked apple and golden syrup with some fresh apple developing. A little bitterness. Very nice.
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Market Porter, Borough, London, 28 Nov 2007) Pale amber colour with brief head. Fruity nose with notes of pears and green apples. Fruity taste with apricots and sweetish hints of wheat. On the bland side.
FatPhil (9260) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 Cask (Peterborough BF 2007)
Pleasant light ale. Full of lightly-roasted malt taste, maybe a kind of breadiness, but lacks guts.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Assembly Rooms, Derby 07/07/2006
Malt aroma. Golden coloured and hoppy with a very malty slightly dry finish.