Martinus (2782) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy dark golden colour, white head. Aroma of wood, straw, toffee and meadow. Malty flavour, biscuit, twigs and straw. Light bitter, malty finish.
(draught -cask- @ Earl of Essex, London)
Ferris (3785) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask - Biscuit malts and green apple. Clear gold with almost no head. Apple notes and light grain. Bleh.
SilkTork (5187) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fountain, Gloucester. Golden. Sweet, slightly sticky malt. Floral slightly citric hops. Nice. Perhaps too sweet, and lacking a bit in character, but pleasantly drinkable.
kwik-lime (1290) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Antelope in Surbiton. Decent balance, bit of a tang in the finish. Solid session ale.
Niall73 (1651) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - pours a pale yellow/gold with a thin white head. Aroma has a bit of bread dough, some caramel and a touch of sweet orange. Light body, light carbonation, a little thin. There’s orange, lemon and a little caramel followed by an astringent, metallic aftertaste. Not entirely pleasant.
berkshirejohn (4439) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle from Budgens, Belsize Park. A rather cloudy amber pour with a tight cream head; floral aroma; soft and grainy in the mouth, with some citrus fruit and some fruity malts; and a pleasingly crisp bitterness to finish. A pleasant golden ale.
maneliquor (3056) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Lyric. Pours golden yellow with a small white head which is quickly gone. Nose shows floral hops, doughy bread, caramel biscuit and light citrus. Taste is citrus and floral hops over the too of an earthy base of biscuit and caramel. Bit thin and muddled for my liking
Theydon_Bois (8076) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Lyric, Soho, 09/10/13.
Clear golden with a frothy off white head.
Nose is bready malts, dark fruit, grassy tones, orchard fruit.
Taste comprises light floral notes, touch of caramel, fruity overtures.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation - good conditioning on this number, semi dry grassy bitterness at the curtain call.
Ok GB - had this down as a bitter myself.
wimpyjoe (3694) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keighley Beer Festival. Golden with a small head. Has a light floral aroma, some malts too in both aroma and taste. Has a medium to high bitterness.
BlackHaddock (3585) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle: BBD of Sep 2013, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home during July 2013.
Misty old gold body with a weak and thin white covering.
Fruity and floral aroma with some grain notes as the beer warmed a little, a trace of sweetness arrived late on too.
The taste was also fruity, but with a pleasant bitter finish. There was a yeast feel to the flavours throughout, along with a mild malt presence that all blended together to make an interestingly flavoured brew.
Nicely carbonated and an all round fine beer.