andsled (24) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It is what it says on the tin. Yes it is Stone but yes it is a session beer. Show me a better brew at 4.5% and I’ll drink it. Best beer at the Spoons fest by a mile. Having one at Ben Huntsman Sheffield and already ordered another. To the bar hoorah!
imdownthepub (8547) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. Sharp and fragrant, flowery hops, astringent, drying, full and very, very decent indeed. I’ll take a gamble that this is the best beer ever to be brewed in the Wadworth plant.
maeib (7634) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned Handpump Moon On The Square Northampton. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. A gorgeous aroma of sharp hops over pale malts. Sharp and bitter in the mouth. Again lovely citrussy hops and a decent malt balancing backbone. Orangey fruits throughout. A top beer judging by my sample.
bobinlondon (1216) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand pulled cask at several Spoons pubs during the 2011 Autumn Beer Festival. Pale gold with a creamy unsparkled white collar. Pungent US hop aroma and very bitter hop cocktail flavour bordering on astringent but finishing off a perfect balance to a clean slightly buiscuty malt profile. It took a few pints to fully appreciate this beer but I have to say hats off to Stone’s brewers for turning out such an assertive effort on Wadworth’s historic plant. Very impressive indeed.
leaparsons (7129) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Hazy gold with a dense cream foam. Aromas are pine and grapefruit with lots of sweet woody oak. Yeasty with toast and light caramel. Leafy with lemon and dusty yeast. Flavours are earthy and woody with floral honey and crisp lemon. Very leafy with nettle tea and peppery piney spices. Has a great spicy yet soft palate. Herbal and resinous on the finish. Creamy oak barrel with pithy grapefruit. Very good but I still miss the Cali Double IPA.
dynamiteninja (1115) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. The Postern Gate (JDW), York. Medium white head. Gold body. Great lacing. Hoppy, citric, aromatic, peppery. Bitter with a long, satisfying bitter finish. Refreshing. An excellent beer.
DruncanVeasey (6179) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, The Wye Bridge House (JDW), Buxton. Afternoon jalfrezi with Pops MacDrunkeasy having picked up a cask of Moor Top. Thick, creamy-headed orange gold. Ripe, flowery, lychee and satsuma aroma. Slightly dripping with satsuma and tangerine hop flavour; cashew and custard cream on the swallow, some nuts. Thick, mouth-filling condition. Shampoo traces. Pungent, soft, flowery stuff. And really good with a curry.
DanielBrown (3220) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled at the Wetherspoons under Central Library, Birmingham. Fantastic hop blend - slick, intense and drinkable. Not a massive taste, and small in the finish, but still delivers fantastic burps.
downender (5275) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 5/10/2011. Golden in colour with a slight white head. Big, citrus and floral hop with some tropical fruit. Flavour had some solid malts, more citrus fruit and a very long, bitter finish with a hint of pine. Excellent stuff.
Leighton (7179) - London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pours clear, vibrant gold with a creamy, off-white cap. Fresh floral hop aroma. Light sweet flavor, some citrus find, more flowers. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dry, earthy and lingering bitter finish, some wood, mild sweetness. Alright.