Cunningham (2972) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Clear deep copper color with a white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Malty and light hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Malty, toffee, mild fruity and mild hoppy notes.
Overall impression: Plain ok bitter.
Personal stats: On tap at The Alfred in Burton-on-Trent, England.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Orangeish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel malts, mild toffee, some bready notes with quite zesty and citrusy notes as well. Flavour is similar with mild nutty and resiny notes as well. Pleasant and refreshing.
mjs (3609) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask at Black Door, 20120606) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had sweetness, malts and toffee. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, sweetness, toffee, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. A clean, flawless and also a bit boring bitter.
FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Kuikka, Helsinki)
Gently hoppy English bitter aroma. Paleish, but a lovely persistent spongy white head. Super English refreshing bitter taste. Hops pleasantly dry and a little earthy, some white pepper. Grains gently light bready. Very nice attenuation, crisp and dry and refreshing. lovely English hops in the finish. Pretty much perfect as a sessionable bitter.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned handpump Wig & Pen Northampton 08/05/12. A golden beer with a whitish head and lacing. Very hoppy as promised but there is a sweetness too. Hops are British goldings-like. Some fizzy orange in the nose. Reasonable balance in the mouth. A bit of a chewy consistency. Good but promised more.
DruncanVeasey (6114) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2013 1)Cask handpull, The Crown, Nuneaton, 20/04/12. Orange-amber with a fine-lacing, off-white collar. Lightly vinegared, buttered fruit, varnish, apricot and berries aroma. Flavour; faint apple strudle, butter oiliness, nuts, toasty champagne hints, apricot. Bitter finish with corn-like afters. Better than I’m making it sound. 636313.
2) The George and Dragon, post Leicester BF, 22/03/13. Deep lacy bronze with a honeycombed foam. Tangy orange marmalade, herbal-hinting hop over husk and toast. Orange jelly nose and pine. Good. 734714.
thepegjett (1262) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - citrus with big hops
A - golden and clinging head
T - sweet with full bitter
P - mid and soft
O - good
davet100 (16) - Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Odiham and Greywell Cricket Club. Poured a deep amber colour, fairly hoppy aroma with light citrus overtones. Not quite the ’hoppy pale ale’ I was expecting, but nevertheless a fairly palatable medium bodied bitter.
berkshirejohn (3643) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Standard Bearer (JDW), Stevenage. Deep amber with a parse cream head; light citrus aroma with some grassy hops; slightly tart fruit flavour, then a pleasant prolonged nettley bitterness, mixed with some meadow hay. Clean and refreshing.
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity at Reading BF 2011. Light brown colour. Thin beige collar of bubbles. More toffee malt than anything else. Some peppery hop but mostly a toffeeish bitter. Not overly hoppy. Fine.