oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@GBBF2012. Amber colour, mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is fruity, caramelly, floral and a nice sweet zestyness. Flavour is fruity, wooden, slightly nectary along with some sweet raisins and sappyness. Balanced, gentle and very refreshing.
evergreen0199 (1329) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2012, Olympia, London. A golden copper coloured pour with a decent white head on top. Hoppy, fruity aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, caramel, fruity. Hard to believe this is from Thwaites of Lancashire.
EdKing (1302) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2012. Chestnut brown, big off white foam head. Nose is big sweet citrous, grapefruit peel, lemon peel and fresh lime, caramel, eucalyptus. Taste is citrous, grapefruit, nettle, eucalyptus, but with crystal malt caramel. Head is very creamy. Like an American IPA meets English bitter. Finish has some pine biter. Lovely balance in this beer. For me the cask beer of GBBF.
RoyceH (1180) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@GBBF12 Clear chestnut colour with a thin off-white foam that lasts well and laces. Nose is big hoppy character with grassy tones, some aromatic oiliness. Pink grapefruit. Mouth is hoppy and fresh, a little bit of malt, not much, then as it settles on the tongue it’s bitter and dry. In terms of aromatic taste versus bitterness, I think the bitterness overpowers slightly. Otherwise an absolutely excellent beer.
BeerViking (1428) - Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF 2012. Dark copper with a fine clingy head, grapefruit and pineapple on the nose, then more fruit, plus toffee and green herby hop bitterness on the palate, lasting fresh and dry peppery hop-bitter finish. Moreish and very good.