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.
imdownthepub (12606) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned at Fleetwood Beer Fest ’11. Gold with white head. My first beer at this Festival and what a good start. Hoppy and bright beer, sharp, bright and crisp. Grapefruit, pithy flavours from the hops on a decent malty body, very enjoyable.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Hazy orangey amber, thin white head. Light, fresh nose - apricot, tropical fruit, citrus. Juicy fresh hop flavours over a rich malty body, orange pith, light lemon. Feels bigger than the ABV. Dry juicy linger. Lovely.
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Old Bulls Head, Newcastle Under Lyme. Pours golden, very smooth and a triumph. Butterscotch, hops. Bloody lovely.
Beersiveknown (4820) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask @Pi chorlton.
Pale blonde with fresh citrus nose and lemon flavours in the body. Gentle carbonation.
CraftBeerNick (1689) - 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
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.
stravale (2714) - 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
zacgillbanks (4028) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Amber coloured with orange marmalade, toffee and citrus fruity flavours followed by a bitter pine hoppy finish.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity, Leicester 2011. Clear copper with a thin halo. Attractive, (straw)berries and vanilla aroma with flowery pink grapefruit. Flowery, incensed hop over a solid malt base alluding at toasted nuts and honey. Clean, nuanced, conditioned...no cornflakes at last. Pretty good.