SheffieldSteel (115) - St Nikolai im Sausal, AUSTRIA - SEP 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of biscuits and spices. Head minimal. Golden copper colour. Hoppy but well balanced bitterness. Good session ale. Short finish.
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chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity dispense from a small oak barrel) at Wandsworth Common Beer Festival @ Le Gothique on 25 March 2011. Gold colour. A little hazy. Decent condition. No head. Burton-ish sulphur aroma. Clean on the palate. Decent bitterness. Oak-aging a straight session bitter doesn’t seem the most obvious thing to do but it did seem to me to end up rather more interesting and enjoyable than the normal version. Although I can’t say I found the oak particularly prominent per se.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity dispense straight from the oak cask at the "Meet the Brewer" evening at La Gothique, Wandsworth Common, 4th Dec 09. Hazy copper amber. Flat. Muted hop aromas on nose. Vanilla character added. Smooth, slightly heavier palate. Plum, sweeter malt flavours are now much more evident as the bitter finish is greatly diminished. Coats the mouth, bit of a "cold tea" feel. Very different from the original beer.