Marstonlad (525) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Bear, Oxford. A color of dark amber with a medium-sized head. Aroma has plenty of floral notes and fruitiness, very hoppy in a British way. Taste, on the other hand, seems to be a bit more on the malty side. Caramel and bread provide the bulk of the initial taste with hoppiness building toward a classic dry and bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, slick palate. Very tasty and well balanced bitter.
davidtjm (783) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour, malty aroma. Nice taste of sweet malt with a hops touch. Very nice to drink
Oakes (13154) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden-amber, a little hazy, a very fruity beer with abundant orchard fruit yeast character. Subtle sweet malts.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - FEB 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very enjoyable straightforward honest bitter. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. High on hops and a bitter ending that quickly gives way to citrus sweetness which lasts in the mouth.
AWS9 (525) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Solid ruby brown colour, with lasting white head. Fruity nose, with nice hop/malt mix. Pronounced hop hit to go along with the typical smooth finish of a bitter. Plenty of earthy character as well. Great stuff.
Nuffield (3743) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich head, dark red/brown color. Smooth, good body, moderate metallic bitterness, buttery caramel, earthy, a little wood chip. Aroma: a little metal, a little body odor. A spanking beer. (cask at the Rose and Crown, Oxford, June 2012)
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A hazy brown coloured beer (with the yeast poured in) with an off-white coloured head. A yeasty aroma with a candy sugar note to it. Quite bitter at first but then transgresses to a semi-sweet yeasty beer. Pretty decent.
joe19612 (2021) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Ascot Festival 2011. Pours a clear copper colour with a thin off-white head. The aroma is malty with hints of caramel, the taste is all grapefruit with a long dry bitter finish.
oh6gdx (21751) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@Rose And Crown, Oxford. Amber colour, small head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, mildly nutty as well as some resiny notes. Flavour is sweet maltyness, some wooden and earthy notes as well as some mild nuttyness.
DruncanVeasey (7423) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow: nose-smacking hop aroma humming with overripe satsuma, lychee, exotic pollen. A real sniffer. Pours mellow, coppery bronze with a fat, unmoving cream foam and slight veil of haze. Full-bodied and complex with pithy, tropical-hinting hops (pineapple, lychee, orange, grapefruit), robust husky malts and a good dry, lingering bitterness. Green, earthy, flowery burps like a mouthful of Geraniums. Really pleasant, tangily hopped, slightly humming bottle conditioned English. When I was expecting something drab and brown.