imdownthepub (10139) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Conditioned at The William Cazton, Tenterden, Kent. Brown amber beer with soft bubbly head. Light fresh spring beer in cask, a little thin and green but easily drinkable and restrained. Light hop finish and a grainy malt underbelly.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Cask conditioned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Pleasant, slightly burtonised, aroma. Spicy, hoppy taste with a touch of freshly cut grass. Easy to down. I like. Had two pints.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - APR 18, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask. Darkl golden. Lacking aroma. Gentle hop flavour. Gentle hop flavour. Pleasent but unexciting.
omhper (19318) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled cask conditioned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Dark amber. Aroma of melon and cucumber left in the fridge for weeks. Medium sweet with estery, tea-like hoppiness and light, sparkling mouthfeel. Notes of strawberry jelly as well. Watery finish with low bitterness. An odd bird.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Conditioned. Royal Standard, Wooburn Common. Fruity with a hoppy bitterness. Pretty good.
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shepherd Neame's spring brew, made with early season hops. Slightly softer than the Shpeherd Neame norm (although still hoppy by most standards) and the hop character is rather more grassy. The overall effect is a somewhat less assertive and thinner beer than most Shep's offerings. Easy drinking, but, overall, not as impressive as many other Shepherd Neame beers. Better, of course, from cask than from (pasteurised) bottle. Handpump, The Railway, Faversham, April 2003.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at 2 Brothers in Rochester. Characteristic hand-pull head with such delicate meringue creaminess, a little darker color than anticipated, quite rusty. Thin hop and a syrupy malts in the aroma. This is a soft and subtle session brew that does not overly impress, but is eminently drinkable. It gains some nice earthiness further in the glass.
SilkTork (5189) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2007 April, 2003: <a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/27/275 Brewers, Rochester. Light and dry with an acidic quality. Brewed using only Early Bird hops - a variety of Goldings that ripens early. There’s a mild russet apple quality to the beer. [2.7]
April, 2004: Shepherd Neame Brewery. A hint of lemon amongst the incredibly oily hops. Malt is subdued compared to the dripping hop oil. Tasty. [3.2]
Good Friday; March, 2005: <a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/47/474 Sun, Faversham. Fresh dusty bitterness. Gentle orange fruit. Touch of toffee. Nice aroma. Soft mouthfeel. Less bitter and more flavoursome than the Masterbrew. Nice. [3.3]
April, 2006 <a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/14/146 Anchor, Faversham. Lovely condition. Nice beer, but just too lacklustre. Dull. [2.3]
jonas (5616) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light bronze color, no head.
Light bodied and not overly hoppy. Quite boring.
motelpogo (6469) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 9, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
had it on tap in london in april. a little too light perhaps but all the flavour there is clean, hoppy and aromatic