kwik-lime (1043) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
way better than the canned variety. Crisp bitterness, fairly malty. Nice session bitter but nothing earth-shattering. Brown in colour.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUN 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Commercial Inn, Dunfermline. Orangey with thin head. Hints of yeastiness in the nose, sweet citric aroma. Fruity and yeasty palate with rounded bitterness in the end. Very Belgian.
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Charlies Pub, Cph.: Amber coloured. Unclear. White small head. Fruits, malt, some chocolate notes in the aroma. Flavour is fresh, fruity and hoppy. Quite pleasant. Has a nice bitterness on the palate. Good one.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at some Greene King pub in Wooburn Green, Bucks. Sweet, fruity bitter with hints of caramel. Even though it’s Greene King it’s still good.
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 Handpump At The Kings Arms.Light brown in colour with a small head,light fruit and malt aroma,taste is quite sweet with a good bitterness.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber in colour with a lasting white head. Mild fruity aroma. Balanced flavour, nice malty and fruity start with a long dry finish. Medium bodied. Not a bad session bitter.
MiP (12839) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask. Nut brown with semi-creamy white head. Nice bitterness. Nutty, aromatic flavour.
SilkTork (5012) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2005 July, 2003:
Ye Arrow, Rochester. Served slightly warm - probably about the 2nd day of the cask, though still in very good condition; full of flavour. Good balance of fruit and of bitter hops. A dark, tangy and dry bitter. Long alternating fruit and bitter finish. Apricot, dry orange, marmalade, tangerine. Not as sweet as on previous visits, and with lots more dry bitterness. [3.2]
March, 2004: Dog & Bone, Gillingham. Amber best bitter with sheeting foam head. Neutral palate. Malty fruit nose. A good rounded, well balanced ale - moderate sweetness playing with a gentle bitterness that asserts in the moderate finish. Aniseed notes and a unique indefinable character that says Ruddles. Good. [3.1}
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask version. Copper in color with a small white lacing around the edges of the glass. Flowery hop aroma with a presence of malt and faint note of apples.Flavor is hoppy,tart with an apple flavor.Finishes thin and dry.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The hoppy bitterness seems to have been toned down from its original version, but I still quite like this. Especially when served in peak condition straight from the brewery at the brewery tap. Which, or course is a very different beast from the bottled or widget-can versions. Handpump, May 2003