ManVsBeer (5461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden ale with a mild fruit spiced aroma, but apt for a seasonal winter beer. It has a spicy undercurrent for its flavour and can be classed as a winter warmer.
berkshirejohn (5018) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at the John Russell Fox (JDW), Andover. Reddish amber with a loose cream head that laces the glass nicely; fruity aroma; thin in the mouth with some sour purple fruits and caramel malts; then a thin and dry finish that is less than satisfying. I pity Rudolph, there are far better rewards out there for the taking!
Rune (9067) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Half-pint, cask at JDWs Angel. Clear amber body, layer at the top. Resin-like aroma. Quite inviting resin and leafy hops in the flavour profile supported by wood and caramel malts. Dry bitter ending. Decent seasonal bitter (London, 25.11.2012).
jackl (5474) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber color. Light sweet nose - some caramel and dark fruits. The taste is lightly sweet with a dry, bitter finish. The body’s a bit thin but entirely drinkable. Overall, an acceptable seasonal from the lads at Shepherd Neame.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Handpump at the Ring O’ Bells, Warrington 29/12/2010
Floral hop aroma. Amber coloured and fruity with a hint of dryness in a bitter and grainy malt finish.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@ShakespearsHeadLondon. Flavourful beer. Bitter, light floral, hint of toffee. Light brown, off-white head, good lace. Bit thinnish though. But for just 3.7% ABV a good beer.
JohnRMurdoch (3673) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask @ The State Bar. Mild nutty malt aroma. Medium brown colour. Harsh sour grassy flavour. Not nice.
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
17th December 2010
Spoons. Clear amber beer, ghost of a white head. Light palate. Zero carbonation. Dry malt. Thin hops. A little dust. Neutral finish. Dull bordering on offensive. Sheps can make good beer but beers like this just torpedo any attempt to take them seriously!
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at The Flying Horse, Gatwick - 16/12/10. Chocolate in the nose and taste. Perhaps some vanilla in the palate.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2012 Cask Conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton. A brown beer with a thin off-white head and lacing. A yeasty beer with fruit and biscuit in the mouth, but otherwise very little of anything. Quite boring. Score 2.7
Subsequent rating scored 2.6 Score unaltered