cgarvieuk (10996) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at JDW ... Golden amber ... thin white lacing ... soft dry lemon hop nose ... dry toffeee ... sweet fruits ... juicy and little zezt ... lovelty
jackl (2596) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask. JDW fest. Light golden body with a small white head. Sweet, fruity nose, sugar and orchard fruits. The taste is grapefruit hoppiness, redcurrant, orange, ballasted by light malts. Quite sweet and tangy. Light/medium body, subtle carbonation. Overall, a decent pint.
evergreen0199 (1329) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Wetherspoons ’Moon and Sixpence’, Hatch End. An amber/golden coloured pour with a small white head on top. Vague sweet, perfumey aroma. Tastes sweet, orangey, malty, very thin and watery. No complexity whatsoever. Really disappointing to be honest, Smuttynose should stick to brewing their top notch beers in the US rather than Wiltshire.
berkshirejohn (3644) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Amber with a loose cream head; aroma of orangey citrus with a touch of cloves; sweet citrus flavour to start then a sour grainy body with some grassy hops. Mild ... but not as we know it.
sm89walt (1587) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask - The Bell Hotel (JDW), Norwich. Poured with a fine though lasting soapy, lacy white head on a clear golden yellow body. Somewhat muddled orange aromas with backing yeast & sulphurous touches. Slightly tangy mid fruit flavour profile with nutty malts & I’m with Ian on the ginger biscuit character. Some boiled orange sweet in there too. Emptyish mid palate lets it down. Light to medium body, soft mouthfeel finishing with a short & soft bitterness.
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2012 Cask handpull at Crosse Keys Spoons. Mid gold slight haze. Lots of floral nz type hop on aroma. Hoppy aroma. Some almist ginger flavour some buscuit. Bizarre. Odd hoppy beer. 3.1 Re-rate at County Hotel Ashford. Cracking condition good hops very drinkable beer
DanielBrown (3168) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled at William Shenstone, Halesowen. Gold. Smells sweet - perhaps maple. A pretty tasty light bitter (or golden Mild if you please). Very sweet, but well balanced, with a pleasing sweet finish.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the Alexander Graham Bell and the Standing Order for the Wetherspoons beer festival. Pours a golden colour with a decent white head. Aroma of toffee, prunes, alcohol and caramel. Similar flavours with lingering fruity notes. Mild carbonation, an oily mouth-feel and a dry finish. Not bad.