tdtm82 (1389) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask, Orange Tree, Chelmsford.
Hops sourced from the USA? Really? They didn’t use many. Incredibly bright on appearance. Golden lacing. Bog-standard golden ale stuff. Really incredibly grassy on aroma and taste. Off-flavour. Not a clean and well-made hoppy golden ale at all. Lacking of US hops. HELLO, HOPS??
kwik-lime (1551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Godolphin overlooking St Michael’s Mount. Lovely summery beer, great hint of citrus, nice grassy hop character, extremely moreish and easy-drinking. What an English summer is about.
Hippoman (394) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask from the White Lion, Disley, Cheshire, £3.10/pint.
Pours golden amber with thick, creamy white head. Loads of fruit in the aroma, and the flavour, mainly grapefruit, orange and lychee. Not surprised to learn there’s Amarillo hops in there. Well balanced, smooth finish. Lovely.
wheresthepath (1876) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Lyndhurst, Reading. Golden-amber with a moderate white head. Honey and caramel malt are more to the fore than the hops, which do still add some orange and tropical fruits. It’s well balanced and easy to drink and probably the best beer I’ve had from this brewer (not that it’s up against any strong competition). A decent enough bitter in fact, but not overly memorable.
Towey1989 (958) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Skinners Brewery, Truro. A clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is fresh of orange, strawberry, straw and floral hops. Taste of straw, orange, subtle lemon, honey, grass and floral hops. Light bodied, flat carbonation and a watery texture. A bittersweet floral finish with subtle fruit sweetness. Very fresh and crisp, similar to a good lager. Very thin and flat though.
RexTalionis (3233) - FINLAND - APR 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Pale golden in color, whitish head. Floral, grassy and grainy notes in aroma. Some bitterness and citrus fruity notes in taste. Refreshing, something for the summer.
Marduk (4500) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @Black Door. Slightly hazy amber color. Medium size, thick white head, stays. Grassy hops, light grains, sweetish in aroma. Light grains, bit milky, grassy hops in taste. Mild hops and grains in aftertaste. Mild bitterness. Nice one!
oh6gdx (23583) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Black Door, Helsinki. Golden colour, mediumsized beige creamy head. Aroma is fruity, floral with some toffee and mild other sweetish malty notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, some caramel, mild sulphur and resiny notes. Nice aftertaste as well.
Hermod (4958) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Black Door. Clear golden, thin white head. Nice fruity, biscuity, malty aroma. Flavor has gooseberries, bitterness, biscuity notes dry finish. Not bad.
FatPhil (11817) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2015 Draught (Black Door, Helsinki)
Ewww, floor cleaner citrus aroma. Pale bitter, but lovely spongy persistent head. Nice malty body, quite grainy, twiggy bitterness. Decent bitter, but so inferior to the classic old Cornish Knocker. New hop variety? Burn all of them, they’re a mess.
Rerate: Doesn’t smell so weird, quite nice tea. Give it an extra point.