Theydon_Bois (10353) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity dispense at the 15th Kingston Beer Festival, 16/05/14.
Rich golden with a moderate off white covering that thins then retains.
Nose is treacle toffee, pine, bitter orange, light spice, biscuit notes.
Taste comprises caramel malt, grapefruit, orange pith, big pine vibes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hop bitterness present in a lightly drying close.
Nice cask IPA.
Niall73 (1898) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at CBC, Brixton. Pours gold with a white head. Light trop fruit, orange, lemon, toast in the aroma. Medium body, light carbonation. Light marmalade, rye bread, lemon, pine, a little wood. Nice grapefruit bitterness. Decent.
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Holmen1 (2858) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5 flaske kjøpt på Prohibtion Wines på Muswell Hill og delt med Steven i hagen deres i fantastisk aprilvær: nesten ikke karbonert, så skum og munnfølelse mangler. Ganske god smak med mango (litt overmoden) og andre tropiske frukter. Forgettable.
larsga (6335) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small coarseish offwhite head. Clear amber body. Resiny grape and herbs aroma with catty notes. Dry-sweet spicy kiwi and gooseberry taste with herbal wooden notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, flat mouthfeel. Dryish fruity gooseberry aftertaste with spicy resiny wooden notes. Nice, drinkable, pleasant. (0.237l cask at Union Tavern, London.)
AdiBeer (1626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: citrus, tropical fruits, some malts. Appearance: clear gold to amber, small frothy white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: bitters come up, medium to long finish, citrus fruits, maybe some pineapple. Overall: OK IPA, standards are very high and this one falls short, still a good drink. Pint at the Oslo Restaurant, London.
Dorsetstripe (3) - - FEB 12, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Charlotte Despard, Archway. Strong passion fruit on the nose. Lovely clear and golden. Much biscuit. Significant and not overwhelming hopping. Pleasant but not exceptional. Worth a try.
Hermod (3509) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Gallows bird, Espoo. Clear amber, thin white head. Tropical fruity aroma, grapefruit, cat pee. Flavor has grapefruit really strong, floral notes, very bitter. Hoppy, tasty IPA. Simple.
rosenbergh (7509) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Gallows Bird, Espoo, Finland.
Clear golden colour with a tiny white head.
Grapes, mild tartness, mould (in a good way if possible) and mild hops in the aroma.
The flavour is a bit dull... hoppy bitterness, sawdust and malt. Some bitterness in the aftertaste.
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tiong (4078) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Gallows Bird Real Ale Festival 2014
Pours orange with a bubbly head. Aroma of caramely malts, fruity hoppy notes and hints of citrus and grass. Taste is smooth, malty and crisp with caramely toffee notes, fruits, citrus, grass and exotic notes. Finish is sweetish, bitter, malty and caramely. Hoppiness kicks in very late, but leaves a nice fruity hoppy taste to mouth. A bit unbalanced, could be slightly more fresh.
VastActiv (3149) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Real Ale Festival 2014. Colour is light orange with bubbly white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, some sweetness, dryness and hops. Nothing special.