Theydon_Bois (10647) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Pendle Witch, Lancaster, 01/03/15.
Clear golden with a decent off white cap that retains well.
Nose carries light strains of Burton snatch, bread dough, grain, malt.
Taste comprises straw, grain, pale malt, bread, light citric.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light bitterness in the close.
So so, looks and feels good but doesn’t deliver much at the business end.
Karstenborg (400) - DENMARK - MAR 3, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is malt, earth, grass and citrus. Taste is bitter with notes of malt and citrus.
Plovmand (6704) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask at The Prince Of Wales, London. It pours clear golden with a small white head. The aroma egg, malts and earthy hops. Straw, pale malts and light hops in the flavor. Not very good.
JohnCook101 (375) - - JAN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent if a little generic. Copper, medium off-white head. Mild zesty aroma. Light malt flavours. Very light citrus fruit, mild to moderate bitter finish. OK.
Senka (801) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the ticks: A decent ale all around. Refreshing, very easy going and pleasantly carbonated. Good in bottles and in casks. A good memories of England.
Finn (4531) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fra cask på Ye Olde Starre Inn, York 30 Okt 14. Gyldenbrun. Lavt tett skum. Forsiktig fruktaroma. Smaken tynn. Litt plommer men ellers lite.
jjsint (1059) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Champion of the Thames, Cambridge. Mid-gold with a bit of white head and decent lacing. Pear drops, caramel, elderflower and candyfloss in the aroma. Sweet, juicy taste with a medium finish and a lip-smacking fruity caramel aftertaste. This beer seems to divide opinion but I like it. A by-the-numbers English golden ale. But a damn good one.
BeerViking (2824) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask at the Victoria Inn, Richmond. Golden with a faint haze and a slightly lactic sour nose. The expected bitterness and hoppiness are there, but under a sour overlay. Done properly, it could make a decent Sour Ale, but here it’s in the wrong place. Wainwright is usually a lot better than this.
elbernays (715) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Half at Kettering Park hotel. Pours golden with a smooth ale creamy head. Light citrus notes with some toast, biscuit and bready malts. Flavour follows nose with a dry finish. Not much bitterness.
DanielBrown (3985) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Malt House, Birmingham. Remarkably easy to drink. I fairly wolfed it doon. Hardly much flavour though. Drizzle and caramel tears perhaps.