Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford. Poured a clear copper, with a thin white head. Aroma of spice, ginger and floral hop. Pretty reminiscent of a pumpkin ale, with the flavour, also notes of caramel, herbs and grain. Finish was grassy hop, toasted malt and toffee.
berkshirejohn (5163) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading. Amber with a tight cream head; aroma of ground ginger and cinnamon; sweet in the mouth with some gentle ginger and spice; and nicely bitter with a malty ginger parkin finish. I’m not usually a fan of ginger beers, but this one was quite drinkable.
ManVsBeer (5846) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Stick or Twist, Leeds. Dark golden with a creamy head. Has a fair amount of ginger with a medium spiciness for it. Bitter in style.
The_Osprey (3241) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Hamilton Hall JDW, London. Bitter rating #150. Cloudy orange, still, small scummy off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is clearly spiced … I struggled to pinpoint it but it suggests parma violet, pot pourri, bubblegum, guava and incense. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste has more of that spice (cardamom maybe?), mint, quite medicinal. It has a strong flavour and aroma, but it’s just not my sort of thing - too medicinal. But good to see something different.
niquillis (1802) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at penny black, northwich. Amber pour and an unusual spicy taste. Weird but nice
Leighton (14040) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Willow Walk, JDW - London. Pours clear, yellow-gold with a frothy white head. Certainly some ginger in the nose, along with pale bread and lemon zest. Medium sweet flavor with sugary white bread, moderate spicy ginger, crackers, straw. Light bodied with fine carbonation; decent condition. Sweet finish with some doughy biscuits, juicy ginger, mellow spicy zing, some citrus notes. It gets the job done.
RichTheVillan (4496) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at JDW Briar Rose; clear golden amber pour with a creamy white head, quite a floral spicy aroma, taste has a hit of ginger along with some caramel and mashed digestive.
harrisoni (15068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull Crosse Keys Spoons. Clear dark gold thin white head. Slight perfume slight smoke aroma. Not great condition. I quite like the flavour development. Perfume ti spiciness. Not terrible. It’s ok some ginger. Not my favourite but it holds together and the bitterness on the finish is good.
davidtjm (917) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask JDW. Pour is gold witha creamy head, aroma is ginger, cinnamon, spice, very nice. Taste is ginger, cinnamon, spice, quite fiery, smooth finish, but the beer is let down by lacking carbonation. Otherwise nice though
mr_h (3648) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by handpump at Pot Still, Glasgow (4 Nov 2013) - clear deep golden, good creamy off-white head, spicy, cinnamon, cloves aroma, good lacing, sweet, earthy, bit of spiciness, smooth, easy to drink