madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12th November 2009
Spoons Fest. Clear amber beer, frothy white head. Last of the cask - had to persuade the barman to give it one more pull on the pump! Soft semi dry palate. Rich aromatic malts - but weirdly perfumed. Sweet nuttyness. Description says ’herbal’ - maybe that’s what I am getting. Unusual beer, glad to have tried it but would not want to try it again.
tombyars (1453) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this in The Esquires House, Glasgow (JDW) in November 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear red amber with a thick creamy white head. strong fruity malt in the long aroma. Good creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives strong fruit notes of watermelon and redcurrants. Slight hop presence in the short aftertaste but sweet fruit in the refreshing finish. This reminded me of Houston brewery’s Crystal? A good summer session ale this.
Alphadelic (1880) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big citric bitterness at the beginning touching on iron and melon. It quickly mellows out to creamy maltiness. Totally sessionable. If a little biley at the start.
evergreen0199 (2287) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Baker Street, W’Spoons. An amber coloured ale with a good fluffy white head. Really nice fresh and fruity aroma. Easy drinking ale tasting of fruit with a nice slight bitterness. Pleasant.
DruncanVeasey (7439) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Fleur-de-Lis, Banbury. Soft tawny amber ringed with lace. Wet hay and faint citrus aroma witha pinch of ginger. Riper, more flowery citrus beneath; tangerine, biscuit, some white grape, paper and cherry sherbet. Mineral softness, English silk. Flimsy but decent. I like Japan and I like Banks’s. Good balance. 14.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Mes rate. Cask at Baker Street ’Sporks.
Clean copper with an oily film. Strong biscuity malt, very bready. Faint astringent feel. Slightly meaty and fatty. Spooned to death I’m afraid.
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Handpulled cask at JDW Baker St. Amber with a loose bubbled off white head. A subtle. varied flavours but very underwhelming considering the hops promissed in the festival program. Watery!
leaparsons (8718) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Amber with an off-white foam.. Aromas are weetabix and toffee malts with peppery, herbal notes. Flavours are very herbal with grapefruit. Sweet toffee and caramel with a peppery finish.
cgarvieuk (16796) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at JDW ... Amber ... thin white head ... soft fruity ligth hop nose ... light fruity toffee malts ... soft easy ... nice ... but nothing special
berkshirejohn (5020) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Moon and Spoon (JDW), Slough. Amber with a thin white ehad; fruity malt aroma; buttery mouthfeel, with sweet fruity flavours of plum and peach; gentle spicy bitterness to finish.