harrisoni (13848) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask air pressure at Euston Tap. Deepish golden colour with thin white head. It has a lot of tropical fruit in this beer. Wow. Really quite a hit. Just pure guava and mango. Wow. Pleasant if too cold and the condition of the beers here does leave some room for improvement. Good solid tropical fruit beer though. Arresting. Quite bitter towards the end with a touch of tea coming through. Ok. Some toffee sweetness.
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ The Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell EC1. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy peachy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus finish.
Scopey (7057) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the CP&K. It pours deep golden yellow-amber, with a foamy white head. The nose is caramel, toffee and floral. The taste is caramel, toffee, honeycomb, biscuit, hay, straw, floral and light citrus, with a pleasant bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and slightly syrupy mouth-feel. Decent balance. Nice.
FatPhil (9405) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap (Somewhere in London, RBESG2011 Saturday)
Sounds odd, but the aroma strongly reminded me of ravioli - it’s a definitely a peppery meat. Retronasals more traditional for a modern quality pale ale - peach and grapefruit. Soft palate, carbonation low. Gold, and with a light head. good lacing. Solid pungent hops, but good balance. Very easy and full-bodied bitter. Fun, and not too heavy.
shoulderbroken (2105) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Southampton Arms. Golden coloured and very translucent. Not much of a head. Aroma is cat pee hops and a bit fruity. Also a bit bbq/campfire and spicy. Strange and interesting smell. Taste is smoky and bitter. Quite strange but quite nice. Fairly thin bodied.
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (handpump) at the Pembury Tavern on 24 July 2011. Darkish gold colour. Collar of foam. Excellent flowery hops on the nose. More aromatic character on the palate. Firm but nettley. A top drop.
Dedollewaitor (14036) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ White Horse on Parsons Green, London. RBESG 2011. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Peach, hay and fruit. A bit of butter. Hoppy, dry and sticky end. Ok
Theis (13548) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (RBESG 2011, London) at White Horse on Parson’s Green. Clear red/amber - white head. Fruity, abricot, peachy, candy notes, medium malty, light oiley, light buttery aroma.
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Southampton Arms - August 19, 2011. Quite a hazy amber-gold, so full it’s hard to judge the head - creamy/frothy white? Quite a hoppy aroma - catty, resin, citrus - with a florally sweet grain backing, a hint of black tea. Taste is hugely bitter, citrus zest, grassy and fairly acidic/catty as well - that just buries the malt completely, and alcohol might be there, but it’s so bitter, could be up to 6%. Almost a perfect cask mouthfeel and body - solid, not thick, somewhat astringent, acidic and dry - long pithy grapefruit finish and linger, really coats the palate - lasting impression, grapefruit with grassy overtones.. Quite robust, a winner for me.
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (handpump) @ Southampton Arms, 139 Highgate Road, London, Greater London, England NW5 1LE.
Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, fruity, grass. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, citrus, pineapple. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.