jackl (5598) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask @ The White Horse, Peckham Rye. Pours a golden dehydrated piss color with a medium white head. The nose is shortbread, light lemon, some soft caramel notes and white grape. The taste is tobacco (oh no!) and sweet grains. Some knackered orchard fruits and crunchy nut cereal. Medium body, soft carbonation. Unfortunately, this pint wasn’t served in top condition, and the hints of rotting tobacco that this beer had developed really put me off. I’d like to try this again when the beer’s on good form. This was a reminder that you’re playing russian roulette when you go into an unpopular pub and order a cask beer.
pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Clear golden colour, white head which hangs around, fairly clean, fresh, hoppy and a touch malty. Standard but not especially brilliant.
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with creamy white head. Lovely fresh hop aroma. Clean. Risp refreshing flavor.
AshtonMcCobb (3760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ McDaniels, Dundee. Pours golden with a proportionate head. The nose is of grapefruit and shredded wheat. The taste is of exactly the same.
The palate is medium in body and texture and well balanced in the finish. Overall, a good ale.
trapped (1300) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Rick yellow color, whitish small foamy head, no discernible aroma for me, doughy slightly sour taste, very little hops, low carbonation, abrupt finish.
dogbomb (1021) - ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask. Straw, slightly hazy. White thick top. Pine, malty nose. Mild lemon tang, a little sourness. Thin and watery. A slight breadiness. Very little finish.
Leighton (13821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at The Cleveland Arms, London. Pours clear, bright gold with a fine, foamy white head. Lovely aroma with vibrant citrus right off the bat. Then some mild straw. Light to medium sweet with a crisp, biscuity character that reminds me of lager. There is light straw and grass bitterness, also-lager like here. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly sweet to finish, more crispy biscuits, some light hay and white sugar. Simple and fantastic. Superb condition. The Cleveland Arms remains, for me, the best pub in London as far as conditioning goes.
mr_h (3549) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow (14 Apr 12) - clear pale golden ale, thin off-white head, good temperature, light malt, lightly hopped, mild citrus flavour, refreshing, slight sweetness
Cunningham (5438) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden colour with a slightly creamy white head. Moderate malty and hoppy nose. Mild fruity and hoppy flavour.
[On handpull at The Philharmonic in Liverpool, England]
dynamiteninja (1672) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. The Wolfe, Penrith. Slightly hazy gold body. Medium white head with excellent lacing and retention. Citrus, sulphur, hoppy. Gentle bitterness. Dry finish. Good. Has something atypical of North West of England bitter.