FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Cittie of Yorke, London)
Dark red. Slightly woody malty aroma. Huge malty taste with massive mellow oak accompaniament. Buttery, woody, smooth and mellow. Wonderful, and Iím sure sessionable.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aug 07 Cask conditioned @ York Arms, York. Thin watery malt, caramel and mild hops. Not exactly unpleasant but lacking in flavour and at this price its probably cheaper than buying a bottle of water to quench your thirst.
HogTownHarry (5976) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. At Ye Old Cheshire Cheese, Fleet Street, London. Why is this beer rated so low? Itís nothing world-beating, and yeah, they used a sparkler, but it always pleases. Oh well. Poured a hazy pale copper with a lasting creamy beige head (3+). Wheaty/grainy floral aroma, dry, light toasty malt. Taste, same - some green apple, with a pretty lush understated herbal/wildflower hop backbone, the malt is only there for stability, and the light green apple crispness comes further forward as a result - still crisp and refreshing. Chewy, grainy mouthfeel, quite cask-still, very light, very soft astringency, the graininess really sticks around on the back of your tongue - very good session cask pint, I have this whenever I find it.
harrisoni (12456) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpull at Cittie of Yorke, Chancery Lane. Amber with lasting thin beige head. Caramel aroma, no real yeast or hop on aroma. Itís ok in mouth but a bit thin. Bit bland overall. Drinkable. "Itís better when it comes in the mouth than when you swallow," as my Danish companion said. Not as good as I remember but also not terrible. Itís a bitter, some malty fruit towards the finish. Some drying hop on end.
Sigmund (4658) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned ("drawn from an oak cask") at The Golden Ball, Scarborough (a Samuel Smithís pub). Deep golden colour, creamy head. Pleasant aroma of fruity hops. Tolerable hops in the flavour - smooth and easy drinking. Okay.
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[CASK: Sinclairís Oyster Bar, Manchester 12/02/07] A great brewery and amazingly cheap prices. A very tasty bitter and very pleasant drinking.
bhensonb (10186) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At the Citte of Yorke. Ambiguous, light aroma of malt and fruit? Very light. Dark amber color with a white head. Starts smooth with floral accents over malt - not a dry finish, but there is light bitter at the end. After a few ounces a woody character was noticeable. Very drinkable.
Gethinbeer (2058) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint in the Waterguard, Cardiff. Fruity aroma, amber in colour with a creamy head. fruit and hops in the flavour with a well balanced texture. Lovely pint.
Ungstrup (28225) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Cask at The Cock, London] A slightly hazy orange beer served thru a sparkler to give it some off-white head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel. The flavo ris sweet malty with quite a lot of fruit and toffee, leading to a lightly bitter end. The mouthfeel is very smooth. A solid bitter.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - FEB 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Cittie of York, Holborn, London. Took a while to settle to a chestnut, thin off-white head. Not much aroma, but thatís because it was a bit too cold. Hops and some sour bitterness as it warmed. Flavour was lacking a little too, quite bitter and hoppy, but finishes balanced. Easy to drink, tasted quite frothy!