Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Amber colour, gently poured to minimise the haze from the conditioning. Plenty of sediment in the second half of the bottle though. Hoppy introduction, flat middle palate, left searching for flavours, decent bitterness which cuts off short.
rauchbier (3665) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned. Faintly hazy amber gold colour, good fluffy rocky white head and moderate condition. Fruity citrus, almost grapefruit hop aromas, initialy quite bitter in the mouth but becoming more fruity with some tangerines and malt balancing the hops with time. Short dry chalky finish with some lingering hop traces.
omhper (21278) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden.
Amber coloured and unusually lively for a cask ale. Grass and caramel up front, followed by firm malt sweet body. Some vague fruitiness leads to a long bittersweet finish.
leaparsons (8837) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer has caramel like malts and fruity notes. Shame about the soda-water mouthfeel and lack of bite. Gentle like a Morris Minor.
SilkTork (5407) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A bottle conditioned Golden Summer Ale. Brewed in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Morris Minor, this muddy coloured beer from the small Devonshire brewery of Teignworthy has an interesting hop attack combining citric and apple flavours. The malt base is a little flat and muted suggesting poor conditioning rather than a poor beer. Some stewed hops flavour in the finish confirms poor conditioning.