Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 4, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at the White Horse 40 from 40 Festival, 1st May 2010. Reddish deep copper colour. Fruity taste yet definitely dry. However, to my mind, the two characteristics combine in antiphase and make the beer worse than sum of its parts.
evergreen0199 (1638) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Three Horsehoes, Marlow, Bucks. An amber coloured pour with a medium off white head. Fruity, malty aroma. Tastes malty, fruity, slightly hoppy, dry. Itís OK.
joe19612 (1609) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Woking Beer Festival 2009. Pours a deep dark chestnut colour with an off-white head;. Good aroma of malt and fruit, the taste is also fruity which leads to a dry bitter finish. A very well made beer.
wheresthepath (1383) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2013 Overall rating is average of both ratings:
[First rate - 17/3/09 - Cask at the Hope Tap, Reading - 6/4/8/3/15] Copper-red colour with a moderate, creamy off-white head - a nice looking pint. Negligible carbonation. Taste just makes me think of autumn - woodiness, crisp dry leaves, some fruitiness (sweet apples) and a hint of smoke. Thereís a crisp bitterness from the off, but this is contrasted by sweetness behind and a mouthfeel that is possibly (and this is my only criticism) just a tad too syrup-y. For an autumnal-style ale, this went down a treat on a warm spring day - itís a top-notch example of an English bitter, and tastes stronger and more distinctive than the ABV suggests.
[Second rate - 5/10/13 - Cask at The Feathers, nr Cliveden, Bucks - 5/3/4/3/9] Long time since I rated this, and perhaps my tastes have changed, but this time round I didnít like this. Yes thereís some fruity malt and autumn leaves, but itís beaten into submission by bittersweet treacle. Too sweet up front, and with un unpleasant dirty bitterness left in your mouth afterwards.
downender (5615) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Edgar Wallace, London 3/7/08. Reddish-amber with a decent, tight off-white head. Big caramel and red fruit aroma. Sweet in flavour with a vinous edge and a short, bitter finish. Enjoyable.
bobinlondon (1240) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handpulled cask at JDW Watford. Chestnut with foamy off-white head. Malty then fruity with gentle hoppy finish. Very drinkable.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Mes rate: Cask at Quinns
Dark coloured bitter with lots of malt and some sweet fruity notes. Very bland and boring.
Fin (6637) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Kings Head, Fritwell, Oxon, 05-08-07 Poured amber in colour, nice fruity aroma which not surprisingly was replicated in the mouth, good solid, fruity beer with nice dry finish. Very nice.
berkshirejohn (3964) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Old Manor House (JDW), Bracknell. Chestnut with an off-white head; deep malty aroma; fruity taste finishing with a slightly dry, rounded, bitterness. A well balanced bitter, but rather thin.
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
INteresting names this brewery has. Good clour and taste. nice foam, and great afetrtaste. NOt triing as other bitters.