tampierre (914) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,yeast,fruit and nutty aroma ; Hazy golden color with smaller lasting head ; Lighter sweet and medium bitter taste ; Long bitter finish ; Medium body ; Very pleasant ale.
martinrumsam (557) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Straight out of the cask. Pours old gold with foamy white head. Not much aroma -fruity. Taste is fruity finishing with quite pronounced bitterness mouthfeel is watery. An ok bitter
imdownthepub (10878) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Burnished gold with slight head. Heady, flowery beer, quite intense really, resinous hops, but a bitter nutty malt makes it a little unbalanced. Not really to my taste.
ALLOVATE (2503) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2011 Bottle at just on cool. Poured a hazy sunny amber with fine, intermittent carbonation and a rocky, messy white crown atop that left minimal legs. There is a lot of tangy sweet marmalade on the nose with inklings of peach, sultanas, toasted nuts and pine and what I can only describe as driftwood (maybe the name was subliminally suggestive on that one!). Good body, lightly spritzy on the tongue, well conditioned. Predominately citrussy with marmalade so well pronounced amid flavours of toasted malt and nuts, subtle grass and floral, zesty hops. Light bitter edge on the swallow drying out somewhat thereafter. Ends shortish, crisp, tangy and floral. Good balance of flavour and quite meaty overall yet pleasantly sessionable. This is a great bitter and another gem from this brewer! (50cL, BBE 06/12, Bridge House Cellars, Exmouth, Devon)
anders37 (18187) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2011. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.
downender (6587) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On gravity at the Green Man, Bristol 26/09/10. Deep gold with a slight, white head. Earthy malt aroma with soem grassy hops and a touch of fruit. Flavour was yeasty, with some cereal malts, sweetish fruits and bitter finish. Fine.
joe19612 (1986) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Conditioned. Pours a golden orange colour with a firm white head. The aroma is a bit earthy with plenty of citrus as well. The taste is full of crisp citrus with a dry sharp finish.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage at the Civic Hall, Nantwich Beer Festival 26/09/2008
White head. Wheat and hop aromas. Golden coloured hoppy and floral with a crisp bitter and slightly dry malt finish.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottled) Golden-straw coloured, cloudy with a big head. Scents include pine and grass. Fizzy, sweet and slightly silky in the mouth. Tastes of grapefruits, grass, pine, and nutty malts. Interesting but not my cup-of-tea.
DruncanVeasey (7351) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Arden Wines. Tight uneven white head over misty orange. Almost witbier looks with plenty of haze and bags of lace. Lovely agricultural gooseberry and dried apricot fruit aroma with coniferous and jammy citrus hints, maybe mango. Flavour picks up where the aroma ends, bringing plenty of tangy dried apricot yeast, hops and a sprinkle of pineneedles to the mix. Saaz and Goldings? Full in the mouth and clinging with lace. Impressive.