sm89walt (1945) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask - Rose & Crown, Canterbury. A handsome bronzed orange colour with an off-white head. Distinctly crisp floral and resiny aromas. The floral notes of the hops are rather pronounced in the flavour too with a clear malty undertone to back it up. Very pleasant resiny hop finish and a clean palate and soft medium bodied palate.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2008 Cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh. Dark golden color with a white head. Aroma: Lots of citrus, grapefruit, butter and some sweet malt. Flavor: Hoppy, citruslike bitterness, grape, lemon, butter, honey, spicy and some bready/grainy malt. Very crisp and fresh.
larstangaa (104) - DENMARK - FEB 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at pub The Chequers at High Street in Oxford (nice place - great pies). Orangey amber. Floral, raisin, bitter aroma. Soft and crisp flavoru - lots of everything - hops, malt, intensivity. Best britisk ale ever - for me. Tasted though in lovely company with my wife, a few hours before visiting The Fat Duck in Bray - full of joyfull anticipation - could perhaps distract my views?
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Coppery colored, little yellow head. Sweet, slightly hopped aroma with lots of lemon, not too original one. Medium bodied. Flavor is more floral with still sweet lemon and fruits, aftertaste is still rather round with lemon. Basic cask.
Crunchie (36) - Somerset, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2009 Landlord with its balanced hoppiness and wonderful mouthfeel is a really rather special drink. Hoppy aroma, oranges and resin, sometimes a hint of sulphur, caramelly malt. Full mouthfeel, initial malt sweetness and attacking hops, rounded and balanced, hops are prominent - there is no lag in flavour, no poor part of the palate. Lovely balanced bitter finish, malt and hops fight for attention, hops arenít going anywhere. Lovely spicy, sitrus overtones come and go. Donít want it through a sparkler, I like the natural caress. Needs a few weeks age in cellar. Hugely complex, what a yeast.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Brigantes Bar, York. Very nice amber colour, hoppy aroma and balanced flavour with some sweet malt and lots of hop bitterness. Better than the bottled version, I thought.
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in Market Drayton, forget the pub. Pours a hazy copper with a medium white head. Aroma is strong citrus Fuggles and Goldings and some malt. Overly dominated by grapefruit hops, with some grainy malt to back it up. A bit oily. Acidic finish.
Fukito (1018) - Santiago, CHILE - DEC 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Brigantes, november 07. Shinny golden color with a medium white head (sparkler). Shinny malty aroma with some tea/englsih hop aroma. Pale malt flavor with some citric notes, salty ending and dryness at the end. Medium to light mouthfeel, malty, starts hoppy with a nice dryness and mineral end. Nice, spicy hops aftertaste. Nice, tea, spicy golden bitter.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[704-20070926] Cask @ The Old Shades (London, GL). Light citrus fruity aroma notes, some hops. Clear, orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. More grapefruit citrus hops in the flavour.
raul (11) - ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really nice balance between creaminess and sharpness. Best sampled in itís heartlands of West and North Yorkshire. Long and proud tradition of being recognised as one of the best brews in the whole of the country.