omhper (19976) - 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 (4296) - 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 (8323) - 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 (1422) - 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.
GeoffT (12) - SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask in cloisters, Edinburgh. Excellent light amber session bitter. Perfumy, floral Golding hop aroma. Clean, fairly dry, slight caramilisation and good hop flavour. Finishes with a clean bitterness. Overall one of the best session bitters around.
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2007 At the Charles XII, Heslington. Golden-orange brew with a nice lasting head, little lace. Some caramel in the aroma but more pronounced hop citrus, even more pronounced grassy notes. Taste was much the same, with flowery notes and grass predominate, some caramel malt in the background. Easy drinker, fairly carbonated.
Re-rate: Need to bump this one up a couple notches as I’ve been drinking it more regularly. Very much on par with the best bitters I’ve had so far. More pronounced citrus in the taste than I had first experienced.
Max1972 (10) - ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Frankly, not as good as it used to be. Had it in a number of pubs over the last few months and noted that it doesn’t seem to have the depth of taste and character that it once did.
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On cask at the Old Coach and Horse, Harbledown near Canterbury.
First had a pint of this when I studied up in Darlington. Almost 15 years has past since then but my face lit up when I saw this guest ale.
Soft fruit (faint citrus) and a grassy, refeshing hop twang. This is the kind of quality session bitter that I miss so much now I’ve moved away from England.
damiano (20) - USA - DEC 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a wonderful bitter, great session brew but more than that. It’s a golden tangerine studded with intricately cut diamonds. Without doubt this can walk the tightrope.