imdownthepub (9152) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Conditioned at The Crawley Inn, Crawley, Oxon. A pale orange amber beer, as clear as a bell. A floral hoppy brew with a thin short head, plenty of heady, lemony and orange hop flavours, little malt backing. A word about the pub, this is a hippy, travellers comune within oxfordshire, very strange, not what you would expect in an English pub, but it has its place and the beer is always good.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask) Orange amber, reddish shine; slim white head, gone in seconds. Very flowery-bitter. Best English hops - yet unmistakably caramel malts. Nice hop flavours, just right balance, with citrussy-fruity aroma. The palate, however, is surprisingly lacking: harsh tones and quite empty. A good best bitter, shame about the palate.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms
Clear amber colour nice head, nutty aroma with fruity hop flavour. Quality ale this.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale orange. no head from the cask. Slight smoke. Slight twang. No bite.
omhper (18318) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled cask conditioned at George Hotel, Eccleshall, Staffordshire.
Amber coloured. Big nice hay aroma. Dry and malty with soft mouthfeel and a salty and very bitter finish with more hay in it.
rauchbier (3496) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good hoppy aroma (Goldings?), amber in colour with good condition and reasonable head. More hoppiness in the mouth with a good balance of sweey malt. Hoppiness dominates the finish but not too bitter.