Ungstrup (34334) - 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.
omhper (23432) - 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.
fiulijn (19160) - 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).
imdownthepub (13232) - 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.
Fin (9588) - 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.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite dark coloured for a session bitter. Malty aroma and palate, but with a very robust hop bite to set it off. Medium body, dry finish. More character than the norm for a session bitter. Shame Ridleys shut the brewery down. Cask (handpump), The Speaker, London SW1.
Hildigöltur (5105) - 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.
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.
Mungo (2470) - 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
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Southwark Tavern, Borough, London.
Amber with a crimson hue, no head. Toasty flavour with caramel and charcoal. Moderate length.