Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at the JDW Festival, Foot of the Walk. Pours a blonde colour with a fair white head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, alcohol and yeast. Similar flavours with grapefruit, barley and caramel. Very bitter with a little grapefruit bite! Mild carbonation and CO2 prickle with a fair alcohol hum. Nice.
downender (7846) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned in the JDW, Victoria Station 15/10/2011. Deep gold with a slight, off-white head. Citrus hops, cereal malts and a dry, fruity finish. Good.
leaparsons (9779) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Golden with a white foam. Aromas are lemon and grapefruit with hay and floral notes. Marmalade with toast. Flavours are lemon and lime with underlying toast and caramel. Fruity with a dry, bitter grapefruit finish. Spritzy yeast on the palate. Refreshing.
imdownthepub (13070) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Hazy gold with slight head. Strong chemical notes in this with a sour apple background, fruity, not that pleasant.
Bullit (4415) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Henglers Circus, JDW. Spoons Real Ale Festival autumn 2011. Dark orange colour, thin off-white head. Nose is caramel malts, citric, some spicyness. Flavour is malty, creamy, slightly sour, little citrus and spices. Medium bodied.
cgarvieuk (21106) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at standing order ... light hazy amber ... thin white head ... soft sweet citrus hop nose ... light juicy hop ... drying lemon orange fruit linger ... little soapy
BeerViking (4109) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at JDW Ealing, gold with a faint haze, nose is malty, then a soft malty bittersweet and chewy body. A good straightforward bitter that happens to be golden.
JohnRMurdoch (4313) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Henglers Circus JDW. Rich golden colour, reasonable head. Mild perfume aroma. Spicy grassy flowery flavour, bitter aftertaste. Quite unusual but not a bad golden ale.
Scopey (12247) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Skylark. It pours golden yellow, with a thin, foamy white head. The nose is pine, light resin, straw, boiled sweets and citrus pith. The taste is straw, hay, pine, earth, spice and fresh floral hop, with a light dry finish. Light to medium body and fine carbonation. Clean, crisp and easy drinking. I wasn’t expecting this to be as good as it is.
EdKing (2379) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask JDW The Metropolitan. Colour is golden, small head, nice lacing on the glass. nose is lemon citrous, grainy cereal malt. Taste is citrous lemon, bit of lime which are balanced nicely with a medium bitter finish. Easy to drink session golden ale.