KyotoLefty (5594) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the big oak barrel at Sinclair’s Oyster Bar, Manchester. Good fruity taste and aroma. Not a whole lot of hops for the style. Lots of fruit; just a bit sweet. Very smooth; very nice. Easy to drink and full-flavored, but not at all too bitter. Great balance. Excellent.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2714-20100119] Tap. Pungent apple sweet fruit aroma. Clear, dark orange body with a quick foamy white head. Little apple flavour has lots of buttery toasted malt notes. Medium body. Really good, odd fruitiness.
(@ The Cardinal; near Victoria Station, London)
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Princess Louise, London. Golden with creamy white head. Aroma and flavour of fruity hops and an OK malt backbone for support. Easy enough drinking.
Muggus69 (933) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber body, white cream atop.
Floral hops on the nose, with a good amount of sweet toffee malt.
Smooth texture, low carbonation, medium body.
Nice hop flavour; decidedly fruity, citrus mostly, bit of grass with a biscuit and toffee malt backbone, balancing a moderate bitter finish.
Quite good, especially for the price!
ralphdot (967) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the Kings Arms, York, dark amber and a good head, fruity aroma, very nice bitter taste, good beer.
downender (5662) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Cittie of York, London 13/10/09. Amber in colour with a decent, off-white ehad. Fruity, caramel aroma and flavour, with a touch of earthiness in the finish. Ok.
kwik-lime (1063) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beautiful, creamy head that lasts the full of the length of the pint. Nice malty aroma but nothing special taste-wise, a standard and well-balanced session ale that goes down easily but is somewhat boring.
Christian (10363) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden with a lasting creamy, almost nitro-looking head. Fruity and malty aroma with an apple peel note. Sweet and malty flavour with a hint of grasy
swoopjones (4940) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Angel & White Horse in Tadcaster, England. Orange amberish pour. Rich malt aroma with oaky presence. Beautiful white head. Fuller bodied. Mildly bitter with nice subtle oakiness
Herkybird (21) - YORK, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2009
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a mid brown, malty ale with very little hop aroma but a pleasant flavour and full body which is usually very consistent. Add to the fact that it sells for £1.40 a pint in every Sam’s house around York (Jul 09) and it tastes even better. Good beer, exceptional value. However, it is an acquired taste for some. Beware next morning if you overdo it!!