BlackHaddock (2356) - Shropshire, - NOV 14, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
13 Nov 2012: hand-pulled pint in The Station, Oakengates.
As the name suggests, this is a golden brew: on top a pure white foaming head.
The combination of German and Czech hops used in the brew give the beer a gentle hop feel in both the aroma and taste, the malt content isnít too strong either, so although refreshing it doesnít hit you with any deep or heavy flavours. I found it fairly boring, but I had been drinking some flavoursome brews before this.
Soft mouthfeel and generally bland.
wimpyjoe (1679) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden with a fine head and easy to drink texture. Sweet mild berry nose but lacks flavour.
tombyars (1205) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
First tasted this in the Esquire house. Glasgow (JDW) in July 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Opaque pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Perry notes distinct in the short aroma. Thin zingy sparkling mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a wheaty biscuit note with fruity cava flavours in the mouth. Dusty hop resins present in the dry bitter aftertaste. A rather dry citrusy finish but rather bland overall.
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask in the Southwark tavern, borough market. Alround rating: Pale basic malt, small hop character, lacking real bitterness. Pritty poor from saltaire, as they are normally very good.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned Handpump Wetherspoons Birmingham. A golden beer with a whitish head. The aroma is nice with lemon and grassy notes from the hops. The taste has good citrus flavours with oranges and lemons. A very drinkable well brewed beer.
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, guest at the Friendship, Fallowfield. Light gold, firm white head. Bit of citrus aroma but mostly a slightly sweet maltiness. Slightly sweet taste with a touch of bitterness in the finish. Light palate makes this an easy beer to drink. Nothing special but Iíd happily sink a few.
hughie (3994) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford. Gold with a white head. Gentle sweet aroma with some grassy hops. Sweet taste, possibly a hint of melon. Some bitterness. Fair enough.
sm89walt (1587) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask - The Duke of Wellington, Norwich. Poured a golden yellow with a very fine, weak white head that left a wispy layer of carbonation. Subtle citric aromas - not much here. Mild sherbety citric hop flavours with a short, mild bitter finish - not much here either. Soft palate texture, light body: this would session well, but itís unremarkable.