berkshirejohn (4207) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
50cl bottle from Tesco, Aldershot. Slight hazy amber with a thin white head; sweet grainy aroma; grainy aroma with a touch of peachy fruit; and a rather musty finish.
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ... golden amber ... small white head ... soft floral peaccy nose ... soft dry musty peachy fruits ... quite fizzy ... little herbal and custardy
BlackHaddock (3185) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml Bottle from B&M Newport (Shropshire): BBD on cap end of July 14, poured into a tall UK pint glass at home on 18 Dec 13.
Golden pour, lager like in it’s clarity and colour: a full white head of foam sat on top. The head turned into a wisp and collar after about ten minutes.
Semi-sweet aroma: pale maltiness with cornflakes and sugar.
The taste leans towards a sweetish lager/pilsner just like the smell: this is a weird bird and I bet it’s a ’Heath Robinson’ sort of affair. Great idea and lots of ’faffing’ during the brewing and blending but an end result that doesn’t add up. Citrus notes begin to appear (the brewery suggests you serve it ’slightly chilled’, so I did) in both the nose and taste as it warmed in the glass.
Different and a mish-mash of contradicting smells and flavours: not all bad, but not really for me.
Beese (1139) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Watford Beer Festival 2013. Poured a dark golden colour with no head. Aroma of honey, mango and grain. Chewy malt flavours with notes of caramel and cereals. Palate was toffee, corn and grassy hop.
zacgillbanks (1872) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from b&m Blaydon. This is a pale golden beer with a sweet toffee flavour and a slight bitter-sweet and caramel finish.
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2013 Bottle from Hinckley B&M. Live rate. Pale gold skimmed with white. Muted lemon, honey, shrub and polythene aroma. Smells like a pretty nasty lager. Flavour a mixed and ultimately unpleasant (plastic) bag dominated by mildewed stale water in warm polythene off notes. Some compensating lemon, shrub, lagery malt, corn softness and peanut butter streaks. Bitter linger. Something has gone seriously wrong here and ruined what might have otherwise been a decent Germanic lager/pilsner/GA-type hybrid. As likely to buy another bottle of this as Salisbury City are to take anything but a thrashing away from The Sperrin on Saturday. (Edit: all credit to Salisbury, I’m off to buy a crate in the morning).
harrisoni (12675) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask gravity at Six Bells Woodchurch. Clear gold thin collar of white bubbles. Bit of straw touch of puke even. Not that good.
downender (5924) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pale gold in colour with slight carbonation and next to no head. Aroma of hay with a touch of fruit and dusty hops. Flavour of cereal malts, with a touch of sweetness and moderately bitter finish. Ok.