bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Late rating from Spoons spring festival. Handpulled cask at JDW Watford. Hazy gold with thin thin white head. A pretty ordinary bitter with harg to detect honey notes. Refreshing.
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[cask at Back of Beyond, Reading] Sweet honey dominates the foretaste, a very ordinary bitter comes through afterwards. Very smooth & easy drinking, yet a little on the bland side. Good balance of sweet and bitter despite the honey.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in the counting house. Aroma is honey and pale malts. Taste is similar quite sweet and honey pale malts dominate though the loural hop is tasty.
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Last Plantaganet, Leicester. A slightly hazy dark gold coloured beer with a white head and lacing. The aroma is mostly hoppy with just a trace of honey. The taste is the same. There are hints of sharp oranges and again just the slightest honey note. Definitely a golden ale with hints of honey rather than a honey beer.
Maria (10149) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is another completely funny label from Skinner! The brew is dark amber with a nice, white head. The aroma has notes of honey, malt and hops and the flavour is delicious with notes of honey, malt, caramel, fruit and hops, fruit and a nice moderate bitterness. Not a piece of art, just a charming, uncomplicated ale, that is very easy to drink.
jerryballoono (32) - Urgup, TURKEY - DEC 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pint cask @ Rising sun, Kingsand, Cornwall. Golden coloured with white head, fairly sweet with a full bodied taste of the honey, long bittersweet aftertaste. I loved it but doubt if it is to everyones taste.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Medway Beer Festival 2007 - I aint usually a fan of honey beers such as Fullerís offering and some of the Skinnerís number, such as Betty Stoggs Bitter are disgusting, but I was pleasantly surprised by this. Malty and hoppy and the honey addess a sweetness, but itís not overpowering, which is the key.
piscator34 (1965) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask @ 2007 Oxford Beer Festival. Dark gold in colour with aromas of light malt, hay-like hops, and a minor floral note. The honey comes through a bit more in the mouth, along with some lightly toasted grain. Fairly sweet, and a touch unbalanced. Needs a bit more hop influance.
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (handpump) @ The Old Bakery, CV8, Kenilworth. Clear medium amber color with a small creamy, virtually none off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, honey, grain, light smoke, light light mocca. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, refreshing. Body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat.
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
golden colour, sweet hop, sweet little hop rresins with a nice honey sweetness in linger.