Fin (7805) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at The Crown, Charlton On Otmoor 28-07-06. Dark reddish amber coloured beer, with a large frothy white head. A decent enough uncomplicated malty session bitter that provides us with an alternative to the ubiquitous GK IPA.
imdownthepub (10733) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Darkish amber with a wisp of a head. Phew, what a surprise, Tolly Cobbold back on the menu, of course, this is 2 breweries later under the GK banner, but hey whatever. It always was a malty brew this one with a thinnish body but an ovaltine sweetness. I was never overkeen on TC beers and I’m glad to say that the GK tea like hop hasn’t taken over this. Only below average at best though.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Now presumably under the Greene King banner. Cask at The Three Tuns, Biddenham, Bedford. Dark amber. Pleasant malty aroma. Unassuming sweetish session beer with a little bitterness.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpulled) at the Babington Arms, Derby. Half decent malty bitter, easy going, solid session stuff
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2006 Jun 06 Cask conditioned @ Lord Raglan, Wokingham. Fruity malts and toasty caramel with tea like hops. Unsuprisingly this now distinctly GK tasting beer was not to my tastes. 2.4
May 04Cask conditioned @ Giddy Bridge(JDW), Soton. Light lunchtime bitter with plum and orange aromas. Thin but drinkable with pleasant bitterness. 3.1
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful amber color. Simple aroma, with notes of malt and caramel, yeast. Easy drinkable; ordinary bitter, with some yeast (bringing in some fruitness too).
Ungstrup (29950) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen] A red beer with a nice orange head. The aroma is sweet with notes of berries, especially lingonberries, and malt. The flavor is malty, slightly roasty, and with a nicely hoppy and dry end. The mouthfeel is smooth, but the body is thin.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Cask conditioned] Brownish amber coloured. Sweetish and fruity aroma and flavour. Quite soft and tasty.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm 1 March 2005
Ruby brown. Slightly sweet. Malty toffee and harsh. Could use some more flowery hops at this strenght and as a session beer.
omhper (20162) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Copper colour. Fruity and lightly roasty, some herbal spices and hay. The mouthfeel is soft and lovely vital. It’s somewhat woody with salty finish. A good, quaffable bitter served in excellent condition.