ALLOVATE (2550) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, handpump @ The Bridge Inn, Topsham, Devon.
Full pint, dimple glass. Deep orange amber, just a touch short of bright, with a thin island of white atop. Big aroma of lemon peel and pear drops, eucalypt and camphor, yeast and caramel and an envelope of palest, piney honey. Smooth, soft and light in the mouth. Pear drops and lemon, eucalypt and honey like the nose. Sweet front dries out towards the back where it gets floral, piney and softly bitter. Fresh, softly fruity swallow that drops off shy and short. A little toasted malt backbone, the honey sits nicely, good balance of flavour. Great one if I had a head cold, but on its own it is a good, solid and refreshing ale. Perfect Summer drinking.
gunnar (6199) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at a Cafe in Megavissey. Pours clear amber with a big creamy off white head. Aroma is malty and light hoppy. Taste is bitter with a clear and sweet honey addition, with some spicy and minty hops. Quite refreshing.
jfb (4541) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of grapefruit, bubblegum and light cactus juice, with notes of barnyard and some slightly excessive grain. flavour is citrus fruits, herbal hops and honey, slightly spicy, with a pleasant wheaty popcorn finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
bhensonb (12149) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Navy Inn in Penzance. Pours clear copper with a creamy off-white head. I think the aroma is floral with a light touch of honey. Flavor is floral and light caramel with some honey notes. A tasty beer.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The Front, Falmouth. Dark amber with natural head. Smells not overtly of honey. Is very nice, subtle aroma with a touch of caramel. Excellent floral, chamomile and chrysanthemum flavors. Great hops. Graham cracker malts. So well-balanced. This was a big surprise.
yespr (34485) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From cask the Rake. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty and mild fruity. Bitter, roasted and fruity. Ends dry and bitter.
downender (6803) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Amber coloured with a decent, off-white head. Aroma of citrus fruit, honey and biscuit malts. Flavour was sweet, with caramel, more honey and a pleasantly bitter finish. Good.
Rune (9079) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Half pint, cask served at an ambient drinking temperature at Cask & Barrel Southside in Edinburgh. Beige, nitro head. Copper coloured body with a slight haze. Notes of honeyed aroma. Dark honey and juicy malts in flavour. Smooth bitter tail. Accepted, 30.11.2010.
Leighton (13576) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, light amber with a bubbly head.Pine and citrus hop nose, with some caramel malts. Nice and sweet, malty with caramel and perhaps hints of honey. The bitterness is quite citrusy. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Fairly well balanced finish with more caramel and honey sweetness, then some citrus hops with light stickiness. Really good.
Quack-Duck (8383) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from Waitrose Sidmouth (08/2010). Hazy golden colour, white head, nice hoppy nose with hints of herbs. Malty base, slightly hoppy. Not much honey detctable.