oh6gdx (18538) - 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.
harrisoni (10909) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gbbf 2012. 5.5%. clear deep amber colour thick beige head. American hop aroma. amarillos i think. Really drinkable due to the softness from the sparkler but really good. Best UK beer here
cgarvieuk (10905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at GBBF 2012 ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft deep rich toffee fruits ... light floral pine nose ... soft mellow fruit ... pine and grapefruit.
madmitch76 (9832) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7th August 2012
GBBF. Light haze on this amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Light semi dry palate, fresh. Creamy malt base with light citric hops. Semi dry finish. A real pleasant surprise - very good effort!
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned handpump Veritas Leeds 06/02/13. A classic brown coloured beer with a tight white head and lace. Lots of hops in this no doubt, but the malts are way too sweet and provide a chocolate sickliness. Orange and coffee join the chocolate. Too chewy. Good bits, bad bits.
Leighton (6888) - London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at GBBF 2012, London. Pours rich, clear gold with an super thick, off-white cream head. Gloral, grassy hop aroma. Light to medium sweet flavor with lightly toasted pale malts, grass, light urine, pineapple, grapefruit. Light to medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Moderately resinous finish, some pine, semi-dry grapefruit. Surprise of the festival. Excellent beer.
Rune (6120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpulled cask, half at NWAF, shared with Finn. Golden-brown body. Naked surface. Nice fruity hops to the nose, hint of grapefruits. Blended taste character of fruity hops, pine and grapefruits, upheld by malty sweetness. Dry bitter finish. Well bodied. Pleasant (Manchester, 24.01.2013).
Scopey (3229) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2012, recommended by quite a few people! It pours deep amber, with a medium beige head. The nose is caramel, wood, leather, varnish and citrus pith. The taste is wood, resin, leather, varnish, leaf and fruitiness, with a dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and creamy mouth-feel. Quite malt-driven for an "IPA", but rather well balanced and smooth. Surprisingly good.
jackl (2509) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ GBBF ’12. Pours deep gold with a white head. The nose is fresh funky hops, some light lemon and wood. The taste is hoppy, some lemon and cherry wood. Light caramel malt presence keeping things in check. Light, balanced and pleasant. Pretty nice. People were raving about this at the fest...
wimpyjoe (1656) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep copper colour with a bubbly side head. Has a very tropical fruit aroma but less stated in taste.