stravale (1810) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ JDW Inverness
Straw colour...clear...rich white head...very good lacing
Aroma - sweet light malts...citrus hops...light citrus fruits...hint of orange
Taste - juicy citrus fruits..soft orange..light grapefruit...hint of creamy custard...light biscuit underneath...good flavour for 3.8% abv
Palate - soft carb...smooth texture....more sweet than bitter...citrus tang. Finish - smooth citrus with a bitter biscuity tail
Overall - well made golden ale with a nice light citrus flavour for 3.8% abv. This isnít a bitter IMHO...top condition today
leaparsons (7671) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Swan & Rushes, Leicester. Golden with an off white foam. Aromas are caramel with damp cardboard and floral notes. Mellow lemon with dusty yeast. Flavours are sweet lemon with light toast malts. Some leafiness with soft spices. Dry on the finish with a surprisingly gritty finish. Inferior in every way to the Oakham brew I just had.
rosenbergh (5949) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Gallows Bird XV Real Ale Festival, Espoo, Finland.
Pale golden colour with slightly reddish hue and small frothy white head.
Floral and soapy hoppiness and moderate bitterness in aroma.
Floral and soapy bitter hops and yeast in flavour.
Bitterness stays. Light and thinnish.
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Blue Boar, Billericay, Essex. Pours a dark amber / beaten copper with quite a carbonated, slightly off-white head. Aroma is caramel with a little orange zest, and toffee. Palate is soft and thin. Very mellow. Taste is burnt toffee, a little crisp dark chocolate with a hint of orange, raisin and date. A very rounded mouthfeel with biscuit coming through in the aftertaste.
superflyguy (420) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
canít believe this was the Bronze medal winner at GBBF. distinctly average.
good colour and mouth feel. decent hop nose and a lingering bitter finish.
worth a pint if you see it but not worth seeking out.
evergreen0199 (1752) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Watford beer festival 2011, Herts. A golden coloured pour with a small white head on top. Hoppy, floral aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, fruity, dry. Pretty good.
Fin (6893) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask, gravity at Shrewsbury Folk Festival weekend of 26,27,28,29th August 2011 Pours golden, good clarity, slim white bubbly head that swiftly departs. Fruity with a little citrus but the finish is really quite dry, quite crisp and with a nice bitterness, its another good beer from Salopian. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4
planky84 (1866) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF, 2011. Gold pour. Light vanilla and malts in the aroma. Vanilla and herb flavours. Malt laden finish.
tomclay (7) - - APR 8, 2011 does not count
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Terrible beer, dry, straw flavoured. Typical looking pale ale, but with all the flavour removed
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, fruity, light to moderate hoppy, grass. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.