SarkyNorthener (1307) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from coop. Golden amber with small head. Aroma is floral with a little tropical fruit. Taste is dry malts and quite bitter hops. Decent enough.
RichTheVillan (1930) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; clear light amber pour with foamy white head, floral and citrus aroma, taste is malt forward with subtle hints of NZ hops.
jmgreenuk (3251) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The White Swan, Solihull. Poured a clear light amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is grassy hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a hoppy, big malty palate. Very drinkable actually and Iíve never had such a malty grassy hop beer like this. It might catch on!
Stumblor (64) - - AUG 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Didnít pour it. Smells is overpowering traditional English ale, different to what I expected from the labeling. Vegetable, tomato vine, earth, and floral aromas. Taste is flint and vine, slight aciditic tang, elderflower, lime zest. Very unique, but a little to much that way.
Cunningham (3910) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear golden color with a white head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Malty, mild citric hoppy and fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet, and a fine bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Strong malty, mild tropical fruity and a lovely hoppy tail.
Overall impression: Tasty and fresh ale.
Personal stats: On tap at Ye Cracke in Liverpool, England.
BlackHaddock (3163) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle: BBD 11/2013 poured at home into two half-pint glass tankards during 06/2013.
Mid-range golden body with a white head that didnít hang around very long.
Citrus nose (grapefruit and lemons): semi-sweet taste again with a citrus twist. Slightly acidic feel to the whole tasting.
Refreshing and thirst quenching, ideal for drinking in the sun after a hard days toil: which is when I broached the bottle.
DruncanVeasey (6806) - NUNEATON, Top 5, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Wine Cellars, Lutterworth. Slim-topped gold spotting with lace. Aroma butter, tea, dried apricot and pastries. Subtle lychee notes lurking beneath more buttery croissant dunked in tea and apricot notes. OK but for a NZ hopped beer Disappointing.
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze with a small head. Clear and slightly sweet with a lingering sweet aftertaste. Certainly a step up from other beers this brewery have produced. Worth trying.
niquillis (783) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml at tesco, Meir. Pours golden with white head. Citrus fruits with good hop balance. The best beer I've had from slaters.
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FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle (Bacchanalia, Cambridge)
Lovely fruity hop aroma, peachy. Pale orange, brief head. Marker pen aromatic retronasals, so yes, thatís a hint of solvents. Thereís a pungent earthy bitterness too. Fairly watery palate, crisp carbonation. Pungent hoppy finish, malts a bit thin. Nice bitterness, but has too much of the hop pungency that I find a bit annoying. Itís kind of failing to be an Oakham, and not doing it for me.