DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On form, a beautifully balanced clear chesnut pint smacking intensely of fruity hop mustiness. A massively sessionable combination of bready-malty-hoppy balance and smooth drinkability. A definite ’15’.
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2007
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Dark amber, musky fruit nose, hint of sour apple (not pleasent) with a bitterlinger.
bhensonb (14167) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the Old Red Lion (Holborn). Floral/fruit aroma, but very light. Amber color with white head. Starts nicely bitter in a floral way, backed lightly by malt, but the finish is solidly bitter. Very nicely hopped.
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice deep amber colour. Aroma of apples, malt and fruity hops. Flavour is malty and fruity, bit sweet. Fruity with some bitterness in the finish.
probstblueribbon (3724) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Real Beer Expo (Rochester). Cask. Amber colour, slight haze, no head. A bit of green, vegetal hops and malt but tight nosed. Med.-low carbonation, a bit powdery in the mouth. Green hops up front and a bit of malt at the end.
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Lightly hazed golden ale with a foamy thin white head. Light caramel malt with dry green hops. In mouth, a thin malt with very fresh hops flowers, very nice. Light but good. The Real Beer Expo - Rochester, NY, Oct. 21, 2006.
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned, Bishop’s Arms, Malmö
Clean amber color. Grassy hop aroma, metallic. Round and soft mouthfeel, with malt flavor, some toffee, strong bitterness, a bit buttery. Good final, with toffee too, fresh Bitter.
berkshirejohn (6067) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2006 Cask @ The Devonshire Arms, South Normanton: in perfect condition, bright rich amber colour with a dense head which faded slowly. Good balance of fruit and bitterness.
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Handpumpe. Deep red/brown with a dense off-white small head. Aromas are light malts with a soft fruitiness. Earthy and dry with floral hopping. Flavours are dry biscuit malts with some fruit. Dry on the finish. A bit thin in flavour.
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask handpull at Admiral Owen, Sandwich. Deep brown colour with thin disappearing white head. Apple, caramel and some yeast on the aroma. Bit tart in mouth with apple blossom perfumed apple fruit finish. Not how I remember it. Certainly more appley