Timmo66 (1) - - OCT 27, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer enjoyed yesterday in a small traditional Liverpool hostelry. Haven’t come across this particular brew before.
cgarvieuk (12161) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
wooden cask ... at paisley ... golden yellow ... thin white lacing ... soft sulpher lemon nose... soft sweet juicy peach ... liht frits ... nothing exteame but light sweet and tasty ... im quite pleased with this
hrothgar950 (139) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at brewery visitor center. A sparkling clear yellow with a creamy white head. Aroma with a hint of honey. Hints of lemon and honey flavor with good level of hop bitterness.
mike_77 (2405) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark blond ale. Sharp zesty aroma. Flavour is bitter but the sharp edge makes it very refreshing. Sweeter notes of banana and lemon are present.
imdownthepub (9151) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Pale gold with white head. Good, biscuity, sharp malt body, dryish and just light enough carrying quite a peachy, fruity flavour, hoppy, again quite dry and refreshing. A pretty decent beer.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2010 A strong amber coloured ale brewed in the Summer and one of Theakstons’ better efforts. The aroma was a little undermined by a marked sulphur whiff and the heavy sparkler it was served through dispersed pretty much anything else distinctive in the aroma. Although nothing really dominated the flavours, there was a pretty good balance of all the usual elements and the overall impression was of a smooth and clean ale, easy drinking for its strength. The relatively high alcohol content is not intrusive. Slipped down very easily. Cask (handpump) at GBBF 2004.
NOTE: This beer was brewed at 5.4% at the the time of this rating. The ABV has been reduced to 4.1% since.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a wooden cask at The Paisley Beer Festival. Pours a lemon yellow colour with a thin white head. Aroma of a little red apple, lemon, caramel, grass, sulphur and faint oak. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Quite a dry finish. OK.
jamesie1857 (1090) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Duke Inn, Sutton Coldfield - light golden colour, white frothy head soon dissipated away to a coating. The aroma is floral, a bit of a feint malt in there, with the first taste soft and fruity - not sure which, but I’m torn between nectarine or mandarin. The body is slick, smooth, with a little bitter after kick. Not Theakston’s best, but it is good.
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I don’t think this beer was meant to drank with hamburgers, but it was OK. It sort of tasted like my sherry. Is that how you spell sherry?
SilkTork (5011) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sept 2002: The Ship Inn, Cobham, Kent. Lightfoot is the Masham brewery that was taken over by Theakston in 1919. In honour of that take-over the brewery named this wonderful pale ale. In an ironic twist, when Theakston was taken over by Scottish Courage, Paul Theakston left and formed the Black Sheep brewery in the old Lightfoot building! Lightfoot is a good example of a summer pale ale that is currently very fashionable in the UK. Very pale in colour and strongly hopped, these beers are very thirst quenching and aromatic. The best of the bunch is probably Titanic’s Iceberg, but this is a close runner runner up. Lots of juicy and delicately sweet lemon fruit yet balanced by outrageous handfuls of aromatic hops. Not bitter hops, not razor sharp hops, not wahing up liquid hops, but hops with a delicate perfume that arouses the senses without deadening them. As it’s the end of the summer the pint I had was probably drawn from the last cask of the year. Roll on next summer! [3.8]
Aug 2004: The Anchor, Bankside. Pub 1 on the Southwark Beer Tour. Burnished gold appearance. This comes over as rather dryer than when I had it last. Possibly a change of recipe. It's still a very nice beer - just not quite as exciting as on that late summer afternoon two years ago. There's some delicate fruit hinting at green, tart apples, and a gentle sprinkling of dusty hops. Buttery aroma nudging into butterscotch. [3.3]