tashi (32) - London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Regular at the Mag & Pie, Brentford. Hoppy taste without bitterness, like a lighter Sussex Best. Couldn’t ask for a better springtime session ale.
jpkeskinen (98) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. A well balanced beer where the malts and hops both taste nicely. There’s some caramel in the taste.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Magpie & Crown, Brentford, 29th Jan 09, with tashi. Coppery amber with a small head. Grassy hop aroma with some spice and vanilla hints. Honeyed malt sweetness is nicely layered over the hop flavours (which are very Harveys-esque). Very good for a first effort.
StueyD (1001) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A mid golden yellow coloured beer with a frothy but weak white head. A light, biscuity malt aroma, with hints of oat and corn, plus a background fruit hop smell. Dry mouthfeel. A light, yet distinctive, dry malt taste, packed with cereal flavours, then a slightly grassy, hop flavour comes through to add a balanced bitterness. A very quaffable, dry and malty finish.
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bobinlondon (1242) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handpulled cask at the Bree Loiuse, Euston. Light amber with a white head. Aroma of bread and english hops. Very ascertive fuggles/goldings dusty dry bitterness with late developing fruit notes.Reminds me of Young’s ordinary bitter 20 years back. Decent and session worthy.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Cask handpull at le Gothique beer festival.
A superb clean golden brown colour with a huge, lasting frothy white head. Beautiful green and grassy hops upfront with some excellent pale malt underneath with just the right level of sweetness giving superb balance. The faint farmyard and wheaty notes really give it some character. Good dry bitter finish with some pleasing citric notes late on. Just enough to be the little bit different. Excellent creamy smooth palate with a tiny resinous sting. A little homebrewy but works very well overall.
Philym (358) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear amber with cm thick white head.
Aroma: Biscuit, orange marmalade, pepper, floral and grassy.
Taste: Low sweetness and bitterness with medium sourness. Biscuit, pepper and slight citrus notes.
Palate: Smooth thick texture, medium body, prickly carbonation, abrupt bitter finish and slightly astringent.
Comments: Very easy to drink, good session beer and refreshing. Very enjoyable and left a glass lace. The bottle I had was 4.2%.
Jonte (1385) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. The Bree Louise, London. Dark golden colour with a white head. A bit fruity and grainy, some sweetness and caramel. Moderate bitterness. A bit different in some way.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Harp. Amber-golden pour with a tight head that leaves thick curtains along the glass. The nose on this one is very Belgian. Some stewed apple aroma with a bit of cinnamon and a little whiff of sulphur. Light orange peel along with some herbal hops. A little bit of clove and some light apricot as well. It’s like a Belgian-English cross really. A bit of stewed fruit and a lingering bitter finish.
Miksu (4741) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Junction Tavern, London. Copper color. Nutty with orange marmelade and strawberry. Some fruity and tannic hops, medium bitterness and hint of caramel. Easy yet pleasant.