ALLOVATE (2721) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, handpump @ The Holly Tree Inn, Exmouth, Devon.
Produces up a sunny orange amber, sparkling, with a thin, creamy white pad atop. Pleasant, bright, fruity hop nose; pear drops, apricot, grapefruit, pineapple and honeydew comes to mind, a real fruit salad mix atop just a hint of pine needles. Lots of fruit esters on the palate; doughy, rounded and supple mouthfeel with a little residual spritz to give it height. The fruits of the nose meld with sundrenched grains and a hint of camphor in back. Becomes vinous in the swallow like a sweet Chenin Blanc before dropping off moderately bitter. Nice mix of flavour and it’s balanced to a ’T’. Do not know why it is listed as an APA, but hey don’t fight the system. Very nice. A solid session ale.
kwik-lime (1558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Old Kings Head in Southwark. Very malty, strong characteristics of bread and dough. Dry bitterness. Decent but not really my bag.
Leighton (15331) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at The Cleveland Arms, London. Pours clear gold with a creamy, sturdy foam head. Looks great. Zesty lemon, straw and fine dough in the nose. Nearly perfect flavor, light to medium sweet with sun-kissed straw bitterness, light dough, mild citrus. Wonderful balance. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Superb condition. Sweet finish with mild dryness, light lemon zest and rind, faint grass, straw, modest dough. Here, now, this beer is near perfect stuff.
tombyars (1511) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
First tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in November 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a creamy white head. Citrusy hops are evident in the short pleasant aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives a juicy citric note of pink grapefruit and thick cut marmalade. Citrusy hops compliment the malt well with a dry bitter aftertaste. Finish is slightly bitter but not too astringent with pithy grapefruit peel detected in the palate. A decent session APA.
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in Red Lion Cambridge. Fresh hop ans citrus fruit aroma. Pale to golden colour. White head. Medium to strong bitterness. Light sweetness in the finish. Good slicky beer heavy bitter. Nice proper job.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the Prince Albert. Pours a golden colour with a decent white head. Aroma of caramel, yeast and grassy hops. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a dry finish.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - wheat and citrus
A - golden with lasting head
T - slight sour with full bitter
P - mid and oily
O - good
Borup (8980) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Bishop Arms, Copenhagen. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, malt and with grassy notes.
Miksu (5030) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Oxford, London. Deep golden color. Sweetish aroma and flavor with grassy, citrusy, perfumed and flowery hops, bitter enough. Honeyish also. Nice summery ale bringing flower fields to mind.
NosirIwont (2186) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has apple and hops. Very mild. Flavour is apple with some hoppiness. But a bit thin. Dryish, candy-like finish. 16-05-07.