Rune (9399) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Half-pint, poured from cask at Pakenham Arms, OPA written on the pump clip. Headless, near-clear amber coloured body. Pumpkin to the nose. Dry pumpkin taste added by some kind of spices. So and so, gives a little bland impression. Not the best partner to my beef burger (London, 27.11.2012).
BeerViking (3250) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber and slightly cloudy, with aromes of vegetable and more faintly of lemon and spice. More vegetal and earthy notes on the palate, though any specific pumpkin notes are hard to detect. A touch of vanilla and clove on the finish, plus a little acrid bitterness. Oddly refreshing! (Apparently the spices are actually vanilla, cinamon and allspice.)