jackl (4559) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ JDW, Victoria Station. The pour’s medium brown with a small off-white head. The nose is of rich caramel and toffee. Plenty of spiced dark fruits, marzipan. The taste is red apple skin, some metallic notes, a bit of blood and almond. Mild chocolate. Medium body, smooth. Decently flavorful.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Half Pint – JDW Fest Autumn 2012 - Reddish Brown in colour. Spicy; ‘gruut’ (a mixture of spices), hints of cinnamon. Yeasty. Malty; toasty malts, toffee. Fruity; dried fruits. Hoppy; slight hops. Sweet fruity malty spicy throughout. Decent.
Leighton (10675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Nice Belgian character - toffee, candi sugar, yeast. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lingering toffee and brown bread. Nicely made cask Belgian beer.
Finn (4134) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Penderels Oak, Holborn 1 Nov 12. JDW Festivaløl. Mørkebrun. Lavt, litt farget skum som varer litt. Lite aroma. Myk munnfølelse. Tynn på smak & innhold. Et sjeldent eksempel på at flaskeutgaven var signifikant bedre.
tampierre (775) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Wetherspoons ; Devon ; UK ; Sweeter malt aroma ; Brown color with thick head ; Light fruity taste ; Very pleasant beer.
wimpyjoe (3712) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong dark red ale with a small head. Lacks flavour but has a sweet aroma and taste.
evergreen0199 (1994) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Metropolitan Bar (Wetherspoons), Baker Street, London. A dark chestnut coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Sweet, malty, fruity aroma. Tastes similar, fruity, malty, sweet, caramel. Typically Belgian and quite quaffable.
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
24th October 2012
Crosse Keys Spoons. Clear amber beer, little tan head, Light palate, smooth and a little dry. Fresh sweetish malt with a nicely integrated banana ester. A little orange citrus. Semi dry finish. Nice.
Rune (7951) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Penderels Oak, half-pint shared with Finn. Deep, dark brown coloured body, a few spots to the glassware. Mild aroma of earthy malts and almond. Taste of cocoa powder, herbal hops and nuts. The ending is sweet and very dry. Average (JDWs real-ale festival, London 01.11.2012).
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Baron. Still, pale chestnut capped with off-white. Pleasant soft oak barrel, cherry Tunes aroma; something a little ganja-like. Creamy, mellow oak taste with a subtle breadiness; chestnut, banana, cherry Tunes, chocolate coated raisin, plum, praline. Deeply subtle. And pleasant; could happily sink a few pints of this. The ONLY successful cask translation of a Belgian I’ve encountered in any of the Spoons fests.
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask at The Counting House. Pours clear and golden orange to brown with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malt, light yeasty and fruity. Fruity, light sweet and mild toffee malty. Bitter and crisp caramelish into a medium dry finish.