madmitch76 (18996) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10th November 2009
Spoons Fest. Clear amber beer. Soft palate. Low carbonation. Even malt base for sweet grassy hops. Pretty decent hops here, satisfying! Light citrus complements the grassy hops. Without doubt the best Sheps beer I’ve had. Some condition would be even better!
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker Street ’Sporks.
My god if it isn’t two beers in a row in just about the best form I have ever seen from a pub that usually appears to struggle to know its arse from its elbow. Dark gold with a decent white head and an excellent snowstorm when swilled. Utterly gorgeous, full on Cascade snout. Grassy and floral, aromatic as hell and just a tiny hint of petrol that gives it such a fantastic kick. All rounded off with hints of leather, tobacco and pale malt. A fanbloodytastic smelling beer. The flavour is bloody good but it just can’t quite live up the Cascade extravaganza of the aroma. It all seems to thin out a little but hell, it’s still pretty good. This is exactly what we need you know. Quality English brewers making quality cask ale but using hops properly. Balance, finesse, a ton of flavour... Bloody great.
cgarvieuk (18091) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask ... amber ... thin white head ... fresh light grapefruits hop ... odd somthing in background ... little soapy
harrisoni (15649) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask handpull at Samuel Peto, JDW, Folkestone. Copper colour, thikc beige head. Hoppy Sheps aroma with some house yeast. Lots of hops upfront for this brewery. Soft in mouth due to sparkler with some decent hop on finish. Cascades work well. very Cascade aroma. Bit light on malts to back the hops up though. Would never guess this was a Sheps beer. Pretty good.
TEJA (1780) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Heatrow. Fluffy white head that lingers. Light amber color. Malty aroma with a fine typical English hoppy nose. Nice English hop taste as well with a small but apropriate bitterness. Light to medium body. The maly taste is a litle old/tired.
berkshirejohn (5291) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading. Amber with a soapy looking cream coloured head; a marvelous pine forest aroma - just what I expect from Cascade; citrus, resinous flavour; the finish is sweet at first then sharply bitter. A pleasant change from the usual SN.
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handpulled cask at JDW Stanmore. Gold with a creamy unsparkled white collar. The cascade hops come through in aroma and flavour. Not an assertive beer but subtely different from Sheps usual offerings and a welcome change.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford, in ’Spoons BF ’09. Gold with a white head. Citric aroma. Citric grapefruit taste. Mid bitter finish. So no surprises there.
imdownthepub (11664) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. The initial flavours were a strong hint of lemon & lime, almost as if I had bought a shandy, but this developed into a light, sweetish,hoppy, biscuity beer that was fairly refreshing. Pretty reasonable.
leaparsons (8978) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Golden with a firm white head. Aromas are biscuit malts with light grapefruit. Quite crisp. Flavours are light biscuit and caramel malts with cream. Hints of citrus with a peppery finish. Not very exciting.