Leighton (13344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The White Swan, JDW, London, after seeing Jeff Mangum at Union Chapel. Pours clear gold with a foamy, white head. Pale malt nose, some toasty straw. Light sweet flavor with some light toasty grain, hay, straw and faint citrus. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Somewhat watery. Light straw bitters on the finish with light, toasty dough. Very meh. I’m a big fan of Smuttynose and this beer was a bit of a let-down.
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thought this beer did quite well. Poured nicely with a cloudy brown. The aroma was well-hopped and while it was ’mild’ -- the beer wasn’t totally nondescript. Well done.
RichardW (1656) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, JDW, Carlisle. Dark gold colour, soft, sweet malt on the palate. Low aroma, pleasant without being anything to write home about. Faint roast and grain on the back of the throat, with some metallic notes coming through.
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Mild spicy aroma which is quite interesting. Fairly characterless in the mouth however. Rather thin in the malt arena and as a result seems distinctly lacking in body.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Eastgate Northampton. A copper coloured beer with a tight white head. An interesting caramelly light mild feel to this with decent lemony hop notes too. A bit of sherbert. Interesting and intriguing. Quite nice.
leaparsons (8669) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, Corn Exchange, Leicester. Golden with a firm white foam. Aromas are light cereal with apple squash and mellow oranges. Soft spices with some floral notes. Flavours are weak apple squash with biscuit malts. Some herbal and floral notes. Dry on the finish. This beer just didn’t grab my palate at all. Disappointing.
BeerViking (2939) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Penderels Oak, brown with a white head, a bit of hop on the nose, malty slightly sour tang, not great.
stravale (2395) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2012 Cask @ JDW Inverness 250312 Light amber, clear, creamy white thin head, some lacing Aroma of light fruit malt, not much else Taste of soft fruity hops, soft peppery hops, pale malt, dab of peach, light grape, hint of almond, bit unusual Palate - soft carb, medium body. Finish as main flavour, bit dry, soft fruit, light pepper, clean finish Overall - Interesting beer, one of the better ones at the JDW fest 2nd try JDW Elgin....it’s a 13 overall
markas101 (1975) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, The Francis Newton, Sheffield. Pale amber, weak tea appearance. Spicey aroma with a caramel backing. Sweet, somewhat musty, honey and bread on the finish.
Fin (8126) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, handpump at Leeds Station JDW, Leeds, W.Yorks 17.03.12 in company of dad & Barry Clear amber in colour with a white head, it looks very good. Touch boring though in the mouth, middling bitterness, fruity. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov13 3.2