jackl (4980) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ JDW Victoria Station. The pour’s deep amber with a tiny white head. The nose is toasted bread, some cereal grain, sweet honey butter and mild yeast. The taste is toasted leafy tobacco, dried wood. Sweet berry-like malty body. Hints of acidic apple skins. Mildly chalky, yeasty body. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, not one that I’d quickly return to. There’s a bit too much harsh tobacco flavors for my taste.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 8 Nov 2012. Poured a clear copper, with a dense white head. Aroma of malt, grass and berries. Malty flavour, some caramel and toasted malt. Finish was fairly light, with a little resin and peal.
tampierre (853) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at JDW ; Devon ; UK ; Fruit,citrus and floral aroma ; Golden color with smaller head ; Medium sweet and bitter taste ; Lighter body ; Pretty good.
downender (6524) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Deep gold with a lacy white head. Sweet, hedgerow fruits with some chocolate in the background and clean, bitter finish. Ok.
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Penderels Oak, Holborn 1 Nov 12. JDW Festivaløl. Gylden på farge. Nesten ikke skum. Svak fruktig aroma. Tørr fruktsmak & ettersmak. Et øl på det jevne.
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep golden ale with the thinnest of heads. Has a rich fruity bitterness and a small roastedness in flavour.
mr_h (3088) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow (29 Oct 12) - clear deep golden, white head, fruity and malty aroma, resin, malty flavour, bit of fruit, few bubbles
stravale (2271) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ JDW Muckle Cross, Elgin
Amber, slight haze, dense white had
Aroma - Shep yeast, soft minerals, some english hops here
Taste - light pale caramel malts, some shep yeast, touch of berry fruitness, hint of lemon, some bitter hops, getting English hops here but there is slight hint of citrus, touch of soft minerals
Palate - light body, quite smooth. Finish as main flavour with a touch of spicy hop, soft bitter minerals, hint of citrus, some minerals in the tail
Overall - Standard Shephard Neame
Rune (8493) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1/3 pint glass, cask, festival real ale option at Penderels Oak. Good looking with a golden-brown coloured body, tiny layer and spotty lacing to the glassware. Malt-fruity throughout. Dry bitter ending. Thin to medium bodied. On par with the style (London, 01.11.2012).
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned handpump Cordwainer Northampton 01/11/ A golden to copper coloured beer with a white head and lace. Very light berry fruits throughout. Seems English hopping rather than the selection quoted. Seems dull at first but a pleasant subtlety of flavour comes through and it’s pretty palateable.
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pours clear fold with a fine, white cream head. Nuts, toasty grain and straw on the nose. Light sweet flavour with more nuts, grainy malts, bit of toasty pale malts, hay. Light bodies with fine carbonation. Light sweet finish, a bit grainy and nutty, some more toasty hay. Nothing too wrong here.