sm89walt (1932) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask - Chelsea Potter, Chelsea. A clear Amber with a lasting, lacing one-finger White to odd-White head. Mis-fruit aromas, a little appley, bready and yeasty. Light to medium body, soft carbonation, slightly oily with a soft length and intensity finish.
dynamiteninja (1795) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Knights Templar. Barely there white head. Gold body with a light haze. Dough, some lemon, some fruit. Tangy. Dry, oily finish. Crap.
Martin243 (1000) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at the William Morris Hammersmith. Citrus aroma, bright gold with a white head. Lemon/lime and nutty biscuit flavour, but an astringent green bitterness kind of interferes with the quaffibility. I fear there may be one hop variety too many here.
Ktwse (3745) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy golden with low white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light citrus. Taste is mild bitter, somewhat citrusy, with malty finish. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.
kwik-lime (1641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Grey Horse, Kingston. Herbaceous hops, hints of pine, plenty of citrus, sweet malty finish. Nicely balanced session ale.
sharkydodson (1029) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - SEP 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
the aroma is malty and fruity with some shades of citrus, herbs and apple... the taste is malty with notes of orange, apple, flowers and herbs... the aftertaste is sweet, bitter and dry...
YantarCoast (839) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is citrus, marmalade. Taste is citrus, caramel. Dry and bitter finish.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) at the Junction, Clapham Junction on 28 August 2015 as Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale Ale. Thought I’d rated this before but I guess it’s buried in the backlog somewhere. Pale gold appearance. Thin white head. Clean and juicy. Some citrus. Bittersweet feel. Refreshing if undemanding. I would have had this down as a Golden ale rather than a Bitter, even if it’s not particularly aromatic.
Quack-Duck (9088) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from Bierpost. Golden yellow, small white head. Malty base with some aromatic hops. Quite dry, but nice.
sound67 (604) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maker: Sambrook’s Brewery, SW11 3QG London
Beer: Pumphouse Pale Ale (bottle-conditioned, 500ml)
Style: English Pale Ale (EPA),
"Our Pale Ale is brewed with Maris Otter pale malt and contains a mixture of Admiral, First Gold, Celeia and New Zealand Hallertau whole leaf hop. This gives our pale ale a light, dry and zesty tate with a citrus aroma." [brewery notes]
Colour: Light orange, hazy. Minimal white head.
Nose: Dominant floral notes, some citrus, faint herbs.
Texture: Medium-bodied, not too fizzy. Rather firm. Low carbonation.
Taste: Dry floral notes are very strong at first. Some biscuity malts, very moderate citrus. The floral notes persist until the finish, hoppy bitterness nore pronounced, and increasing in the finish. Faint citrus note remains. Finish also includes pinewood (but not resin). Medium long, hoppy aftertaste, muted bitterness.
Impressions: A straightfaced, no-nonsense, dry and medium bodied English pale ale. Predictably, not as aggressively hoppy as the American variety. Very refreshing, sessionable.