planky84 (1878) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Amber pour with a white head. Citrus and pineapple aroma. Quite a sweet, fruity nose. Pear and citrus flavour. Crisp fruit angle. Fruity finish. Nice.
Fin (7029) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Jacks, Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, consumed at home, Thursday 20th September 2012 Hazy amber with a large frothy white head, grapefruity, but also a little malty with a slight note of ’rich tea’. Lemon and grapefruit, bit dry, there is very slight wateryness, however it is a very nice citrussy decent beer. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6
stravale (1898) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tomlinsons Beer Shop
Dark golden amber, big frothy head, good lacing
Aroma of caramel malts, biscuit malts, soft citrus fruits, light spicy note
Taste - caramel malts, soft quite rich biscuit malts, tangy citrus fruits, grapefruit pith, touch of grassy hop, marmalade, hint of spicy hop, hint of black pepper, good flavour, fruity for a bitter
Palate - soft carb, medium body. Some bitterness with a light caramel malt sweetness. Well blanced. Finish as main flavour with a gentle linger of spicy citrus hop and biscuity malts
Overall - I thought this was a well-balanced tasty bitter - it’s how bitter should be made - it’s on a par with Buxton Bitter for me
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, floral caramelly and mild resiny notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, nectary and mild "perfumelike" notes. Quite balanced, but standard bitter.
realalechamp (41) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ Madness festival. Loads of grapefruit, spruce, pine in the aroma. It is quite a hoppy ale, quite fruity.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Drinkmonger. A golden bitter with a decent white head. Aroma of pine, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with a great bitter grapefruit linger. Moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Lovely.
Nocturne (632) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at PSBH, Manchester. Light copper shade with a marvellous white head and lacing. Pleasant grassy and floral aroma leading into a soft, buttery, creamy and fruity experience on the tongue. Not massively exciting but very classy and understated.
CraftBeerNick (751) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at PSBH. 9th August 2012. Good rounded and balanced hops the malt comes through very nicely on the initial taste with the hops backended, good for a session
cgarvieuk (13181) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 cask at the bow ... copper ... thin off white head ... soft mellow toffee malt ... dry toffee malt ... light dry fruit.... soft bitter fruit ... not working for me. 3.2
cask at the magnet ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft sweet apricot fruits ... juicy fresh peachy fruits ... uicy floral ... soft easy... long soft peach finsih
BeerViking (2084) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, poured a copper-brown with a fine white head and noticeable notes of pineapple and honey on the nose. Dry-bitter and malt body, well balanced with more fruit notes - pineapple, citrus, a little peach, a touch of pine. Long bitter-dry finish is faintly woody.