madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8th December 2014
Craft Islington. Cask. Bright clear gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and smooth. Mild fine carbonation. Floral bitterness and contrasting creamy sweetness. Bitterish dried fruits. Mild tangy citric hop. Smooth finish. Nicely balanced and pretty drinkable. Bitter floral linger.
ladnewton (1474) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Islington on 7th December 2014. Copper with thin off-white film and scant lacing. Rich, malty and pungent aroma. Richly hoppy in-mouth with super-savoury nutty kick. Nutty finish with savoury notes and grassy bitterness. Engaging texture and full body. Excellent!
Benwhite5 (4) - - MAY 17, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank at the elephant Faversham on cask. Pours clear and golden with a finger-width of head. Pineapple on the nose - carries over to the taste. Balanced - very balanced with a strong malt backbone. Delicious, drinks like a 4.7% rather than a 5.7%. Not had a dud from Rother Valley yet. Excellent.
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak, London, 24 Apr 2013) Golden amber colour with foamy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of citrus, apricots and dried fruit. Malty, fruity taste with bready malt, apricots and a generous grassy bitterness in a fairly dry finish. Medium body, starts with a certain malt sweetness and dries out towards the end. Well balanced and quite nice.
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green, 16/02/13.
Lightly hazed golden amber with a thin white head that veers edgeward.
Nose is pale malts, orange, grass, touch of spice.
Taste comprises malts, citrus, grass, berry fruits, spice, touch of hops.
Medium in body with moderate carbonation, some bitterness in the finish.
Perfectly drinkable but not doing a lot to interest me !
File under ’W’ !
harrisoni (14120) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity at K&ES Railway BF 2011. Hazy amber. Lasting white head. Some English pepper hop and some light syrup malt. Very tasty quite delicious white stone fruit. Peach apricot. Then white pepper hop finish. Rather lovely. Now that is good
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned handpump Harp London. (One of my twelve lost (for now) notes, so this is as well as I remember). I seem to recall this was copper amber but in any case was fullbodied and reasonably fruity. Bit of alcohol warmth and a good bittersweet balance. Tasty.