Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can split at CCii, thanks LKS, 05/03/16.
Clear golden with a well appointed off White cap.
Nose is grain, lemon splash, cereals.
Taste comprises apple pie, grain, straw, faint bread, trace of citric peel, fluoride, glue.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a boost factor represented.
The_Osprey (6330) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2016
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can share at Cotteridge Wines, with thanks to Leighton. As ’Schlitz High Gravity VSL’, 8.5%. Clear yellow pour, still with a small foamy white head. Aroma is sweetcorn and varnish. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is apple, light malt, sickly sweet, a touch spicy with a soft bitterness. Not very good.
WingmanWillis (136) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2016
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can at Cotteridge Convention 2. Thanks to Leighton for this style whopper. Pours golden with thin white head which dissipates quickly. Aroma of corn, farts and apple. Tastes of varnish and apple and a little malt. Not the best.
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 8, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at Cotteridge Tasting II (2016), cheers Leighton!
Sharp, cider like aroma, pouring clear pale blonde with a white lacing. Fruity, vegetal, heavy and sweet not aided by low carbonation - starts off fairly decently, reckon a few drops of bittering extract could help it.
Scopey (12504) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2016 Can at the 2016 Cotteridge Convention. “Cellared” for a year or two by Leighton….. It pours clear gold with a thick white head. The aroma is musty, rather farty, sweetcorn, boiled veg, white bread & butter, graininess and nail varnish. The taste is crisp, bitter – sweet, boosty raw alcohol, paint stripper, tangy fruits, chemically/acetone vibe and apple with a dry, hot finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit rough and sweet, not the “very smooth” experience I was hoping for.
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can at CWC II; clear yellow pour with a big white head, sweet grain and malt aroma, taste has cereal, straw, some biscuits, sweet malts.
Leighton (18525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared at the Cotteridge Convention - 2016 edition. This one I picked up in the US. Pours perfectly clear yellow with a big, frothy white head. The nose has sugary cereal, dough, light lemon. Medium sweet flavour, sugary, with doughy white bread, some apples. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming in the finish, with ripe citrus, white bread, accents of melon. Good malt liquor.
SarkyNorthener (4059) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cotteridge Convention II. Can shared thanks Leighton, cheers Leighton. Gold beer with small head. Aroma of tin and sweetcorn. Taste is sweetcorn and nail varnish. Not great.
Mr_Pink_152 (3739) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tried at Cotteridge 2. Thanks to Leighton. (I think). Pale gold colour with a white head. Sweet corn aroma and taste. Very sweet thick and alcohol taste.
Garrold (4242) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a can. Cotteridge Beano v2. Yellow. White head. Nose has green apple. Paint thinner. Taste is sweet. Some smoke, unexpectedly. Burns on the way down. Crap, but not awful.