JorisPPattyn (7678) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale orange-copper. Good imitation of a B.C."H." Good grapey, citric hops, but quite fleetingly; then more normal hops and caramel. Sweet with a good, if light hoppy retronasal flavour - grapey again. Unfortunately, the density is once more so low that it dissapoints overall. Light caramel(syrup?) being the only real filler. Good beginning, but then it - waters down? Many thanks to Stefaan!
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Big head on pouring. Golden and slightly bitter.Left some lacing and was
slightly hoppy. A reasonable bitter.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle which was a present from the Brewery to Sim’s Dad as 35years earlier he used to give the head brewer free meals when he worked over in Guernsey and after all this time he remembered him. No BBE date on it at all but this tastes like it has seen some years. Glorious aroma, spicy alcohol and sweet cake that your gran poured too much booze into when she was making it. It really is a lovely smell. Quite definite malted biscuits in the flavour. Lovely creamy palate. Malty then bitter finish. Very enjoyable.
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Cornerstone Cafe, St Peters Port, Guernsey. Gold colour with big white head. If you want to drink good cask Randalls then this is the place to be a cracking pub. This is a fruity, apricot, best bitter, smooth and mixed with a light fresh touch. Malty biscuity on the finish.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Borough Arms, Crewe 23/07/2005
Golden coloured with some hoppy and floral aromas. Fruty flavour with a creamy slightly dry malt finish.
Ungstrup (28233) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Cask at GBBF 2005] A hazy orange beer with a thin beige head. The aroma issweet fruity combined with slight notes of grass. The flavor is sweet with light notes of prunes.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (gravity dispense), GBBF, August 2005. After nigh on 150 years of limiting themselves to a small island pub estate, Randalls are making a concerted effort to strike for the mainland, aided by some snazzy packaging and a "sinful" image makeover. I think they will have to come up with something a little more striking in the beer department if they are going to succeed though. This is an amber, tending towards blond, beer. Obviously aiming for a hoppy vibe and, whilst there are some light fresh hop notes with a slightly chalky palate, I think this could do with more hops. There’s a touch of sweetness, when it could use more bite and the mouthfeel is on the soft side. Not bad, but short of impact.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Apricot esters and grapefruit citrus hops in the nose. Clear bolnd body with low, white, fully diminishing head. Apricot fruit flavour with grapefruit citrus hops and fair finishing bitterness. Light body with fair carbonation. Cask at GBBF 2005.
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - GBBF 2005. A copper coloured beer with a little citrus hop in the aroma. The taste also had a little hoppiness but was quite dull. Last beer of GBBF and reaffirmed my position as KING OF GUERNSEY!