DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fresh on, Driftwood Spars Hotel, Trevaunance Cove, Cornwall. Copper slicked with white. Nothing but sulphur aroma. Watery and hopless with hints of berries, tea, astringency and wood shavings. Dismal.
sm89walt (1822) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a light, coppery amber with a small frothy, lasting white head with good lacing. Sweet notes of caramel and a delicate honey tone with a herbal hoppiness on the nose. Flavours of caramel/toffee, subtle honey notes and a pleasant, subdued hoppy bitterness. Great on the palate, light to medium carbonation and really quite crisp. Fantastic conditioning.
BeerViking (3240) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
50cl bottle, pours a tan/amber with not much head. Some toffee sweetness on the nose, maybe a little orange and honeydew melon, and a little floral hop. Quite sweet on the palate with slightly drier finish that has a bit of pine and ginger coming through, it’s still sweetish in the aftertaste though, which makes it less refreshing than it might otherwise be.
madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
April 2008. Smooth ale with a tart hoppy bitterness. Very faint honey on the finish. Well joined up.
Alphadelic (1933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
A flat watery brown looking brew. Unappetising.
Quite hoppy on the nose, in a very english way. Some cereals here too, dusty straw.
The honey addition is nice, like a sweet granola. The flavours here are quite nice and delicate but the texture really lets this down. It is kind of tomato flavoured, slightly herbal.
So flat and watery, boring and gross.
This is a big let down.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (in NZ), poured a dirty amber with a thin bubbly head. Caramal malt on the nose, with hints of clover honey. A smooth palate, the honey come through a lot stronger in the flavour. The finish brings moderate bitterness. Drinks pretty well.
joe19612 (2187) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Farnham beerex 2009. Pours a golden amber colour. The beer has a slight bitter taste with the honey. Have
had better beers with honey.
berkshirejohn (5220) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Alexandra, Derby. Amber with a dense off-white head; a fairly basic bitter, but pleasant enough and not too sweet.
bobinlondon (1260) - 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 (1809) - 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.