ACD (639) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle. Pours amber with thin white head; not much lacing. Aroma is muted with slight fruity notes, some light grainy malt, bit of bread, some vegetal notes. Taste is fairly dull - some fairly chewy malt with hints of citrus and bread. Some stale cardboard notes too. Brief finish. Pretty surprised I stayed awake during this one - boring to say the least.
cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
cask at haymarket ... amber ... creamy off white head ... soft sweeet toffee fruit nose ... dull toffee fruits ... soft malt ... little soapy
mrtavora (25) - - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad, but nothing special. Not daring enough for a microbrewery in my books
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly yeasty but otherwise pleasant malt nose with some honey notes. Pours gold with no head. Flavour is slightly lagerish but balanced ok. Finish is dry but slightly cloying. All told, a little disappointing on most fronts but nothing ostensibly offensive. A quaffer, when not much else is around.
presario (4629) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Would have thought that the style was aluminum golden ale. Amber with light head and a bit of lace. Golden grany ale. Some hops and a dry aluminum characteristic.
pintbypint (2610) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml brown bottle. Clear gold pour. Head is white, about one finger of foam. head retention is decent, lots of sticky foam around the edges and a thin layer of foam over the liquid. Nose has mild caramel tones, light biscuity notes, grain, light UK type hops giving a little citrus, but mild overall. Taste has grains, light sweetness from malts, light hints of orange hops. Finish has a slight orange peel note, low bitterness, faint caramel and grains lingering as well. Body is light, smooth and mild carboantion. Decent session bitter.
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle pours a golden color with a finger of white head that leaves a spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and pine. Taste is a caramel malty sweetness up front, finishing with a piney hop bitterness that lingers a while. Light bodied with decent carbonation. A respectable English bitter, but certainly not near the top of the heap.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at The Sun. Pours a golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of grassy hops, caramel and yeast. Similar flavours with an oily mouth-feel and a dry finish.
JorgeLee (1193) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2012 Cask, several times around London but on the rated occasion in the Windsor Castle W8. This beer is a sort of old school British session bitter, immortalised for me by the New Year’s Eve in Clapham somewhere when Geoff had to concede that he had been ’out-Wandled’. Unfortunately it isn’t a legendary beer, very middle of the road bitter, more malty I guess, slight hint of dishwater, ok drinking beer when four or five down, pretty dull when sober.
berkshirejohn (4534) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2012 50cl bottle from the brewery at 4.2% ABV. A rather average bitter. Amber with a white head; caramel malt aroma; caramel flavour with a touch of citrus, and rather lacking inthe hops department. Perhaps better from the cask?