ladnewton (1526) - 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.
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.
RichardGretton (4342) - 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.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned Handpump Old Contemptibles Birmingham. A yellow gold coloured beer with a big white sparkledand agitated head and lacing. An interesting beer. Sweet with bready malts and husky oats throughout. A bit of late orange and then some definite granulated sugar. Characterful and actually quite cool.
DJMonarch (9163) - 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.
cgarvieuk (15600) - 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
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Junction Tavern, London. Yellowish golden colour with a mediumsized foamy white head that leaves some lace. Aroma is sweet malts along with some floral and biscuity notes. Flavour is quite similar with some quite zesty and resiny notes.
Svesse (6634) - 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.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - Citrus and wheat
A - Clear light gold with lasting head
T - Light sweet and bitter
P - Thin
O - Decent light ale, but needs more in the flavour department
downender (6576) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Staffordshire Beer festival, Seven Stars, Bristol 6/10/10. Deep gold with a slight, off-white head. Sweet caramel sand orange aroma with a touch of floral hop. Flavour had more sweetness and fruit with a short, bitter finish. Ok.