FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
7 light grains, ginger, fruity light hops
3 Gold, big head
6 Simple light grains, honey and floral in aspect.
3 Soft palate, carbonation low. Floral finish
13 Pretty easy session
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From cask. Piurs clear and golden orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is slight chemical and hoppy grassy. Bitter and mild malty. Light citrusy. Dry and slight malty finish. Bland.
greenmanalishi (445) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bready, hops, honey, citric. Smooth beer with great balance and flavours. Hoppy aroma, some caramels, smooth, bitter-sweet finish. Medium creamy mouthfeel.
wyzzywyz22 (1744) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Fly in the Loaf, Liverpool. Amber colour with a small white head. Aroma predominantly malty with some trace fruit lurking also. Flavour was slightly sweet, with more malt, citrus and some decent if a tad subdued hoppage. Gently lingering bitter finish. A modest and generally above average effort.
DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask gravity, Solihull 09. Brilliant gold spotting with lace, perfumey lemon and spice aroma. Lovely mush of wheat, biscuit barrel and coriander (?) tipping into stinging dry hop with a powerful squeeze of Goldings. Witbierish orange peel notes from hops only? Lingering biscuit and dry husky malt, vanilla, oats. Can’t work this one out, but I like it.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpump at The Briar Rose, Birmingham. Orange and slightly cloudy with a short head. Floral bouquet with citrus fruit notes. Slightly carbonated, bitter and quite thin. Grapefruit taste but it doesn’t last. Dry end contains a hint of malt.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1/2 pint handpulled cask at Dispensary pub, Liverpool. Amber color, white head. Aroma has some sweetness and hops. Flavor is sweet malt and fine hops, Thin, but not bad ale.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, gravity dispense, at 5th Globe Beer Festival, Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Copper colour with a small white head. Aroma is malty with some yeast. Malt and a little sourness in the taste. Long lasting sharp bitter finish.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity cask at the Battersea Beer Festival, 6th Feb 2008. Orangey golden amber colour. Earthy aroma, tobacco and hops. Tastes wheaty at first then the tobacco and hop bitterness come through. Palate is a bit thin, but overall very nice.
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. By way of Witney, on the way to Woodstock. (Getting on the wrong bus home is not the most straightforward reason to have a pub crawl, but it works alright.) Copper, fine white head. Peachy, minty aroma, rustic and outdoors fresh. Delicate dried fruit flavor, pears, sweet in a restrained way. Fine textured clean bitterness. Light and refreshing in a way that still feels engaging on a November evening...and now, to the buses.