downender (6711) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011 Cask conditioned at the Victoria, Clifton Lido, Bristol 15/4/07. This pint was served in an excellent state of quality, hence the rating. Golden with thin, lacy head. Plenty of hops and elderflowers in the aroma. Excellent bitter flavour with a hint of biscuity malt in the finish. One of the UK’s best and far better than the bottled version [4.0]. Re-rate 2011 at the Mall, Clifton, Bristol. Far sweeter than I remembered, with some toffee notes and less crisp malts, Nothing special [3.2]
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 cask @ the blue eye maid, se1. Gold with thin white head. Thick lace. Fruity hop aroma. Taste of hops, lemongrass, oak and malts with hints of fruit. Long bitter finish of lemon rind with light spice. (5,3, 7, 3, 14)
Re-Rate from The Water Poet, Spitalfields.
I’ve heard this is one of those beers that’s easy to come by but not always in the best condition. I have to consider myself lucky as I’ve had several good ’uns.
Opaque gold with a thin white head. Nose of tropical fruits, hops, orange and malt in the distance. Fresh grassy hops, much like lemongrass, balanced with a nice well rounded malt edge and a dry finish. Went down a treat.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
Gravicask @ Planet Thanet. So often average but wow when it is on song it is superb. Lovely dark golden colour with a creamy head. Looks like you would image the perfect bitter to look. Aroma is perfect mellow hops with some very slight sweetness just giving it a bit of an edge and it is capped off with beautiful notes of almond and marzipan. All the above comes through in the flavour too but it comes with some lovely citric lemon and grapefruit notes and some more sugar and cream. Amazing vanillary hit with a gradually bittering and lengthy hoppy finish. Palate is spot on. Great beer. It must be said what a great festival too...
bhensonb (12014) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At The Black Friar. Light citrus aroma. Amber gold color with a temporary white head that laced. Fresh fruity taste backed by citrus. There is malt, and though there is a light balance of hop in the finish, there seems a bit more malt than hop there.
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAR 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Horniman at Hays, A nice and full chewy body with a light and refresing balance of hops and malts. Nice and smooth going down with a likeable bitter aftertaste. It went very nicely with my shepards pie.
omhper (20567) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Crown Inn, Southampton. Bronze colur. Intense flowery, resiny hop aroma. Dry and soft, yet crisp with very evident hay-like hop flavour and a nice chewy malt character. Feels like barley juice. A lovely bitter with striking late bitterness.
RichardGretton (4374) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Fox Inn, Lutterworth. Golden beer with a light head. The aroma is lightly caramel and hopped and the flavour is dry, caramel and creamy. Overall a nice dry caramel beer.
leaparsons (8650) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Fox Inn, Lutterworth. Golden with a small head. Aromas are shredded marmalade with sweet malts and light hopping. Flavours are sweet, stickly marmalade with some buttery malts. Very nice sweet hops with a dry finish.
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orangy amber, small head which quickly goes, not much lacing. Has a rough bitter flavour, understated hops, and a sweet after taste. I found it a bit to cloying for my palate, but overall a decent pint.
Tranquillity (1440) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Real Ale Festival, Gallows Bird, Espoo. Light orange colour, small white head. Not much aroma.... nice apple, herb taste. Good, average thickness.