AndySnow (3787) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: GBBF 2014.
Appearance: Light brown/amber colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Very mild malt.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, malt.
Benzai (8545) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ GBBF day 3. Clear dark orange to light reddish color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightly dried fruits, slightly a hint of leaves, light to moderately hoppy, decently bitter. Average body and carbonation. Not bad.
Ferris (4497) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask - Sweet caramel and twig. Cloudy copper with no head. Twig and toffee, with a dry and bitter finish.
Beese (1953) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Mermaid, St Albans on 12 Jan 2013. Poured a clear chestnut, with a rocky white head. Aroma of dried fruit, caramel and floral hop notes. Sweet mango, apricot flavours, with a nice bready malt balance. Finish was chewy grain, straw and grapefruit.
minutemat (1761) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ a pub in North London I can’t quite remember. Nice sessionable brown bitter, light fruit hops, teasing malts. A thirst-quencher.
imdownthepub (10481) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest ’14. Copper with white head. Mid roasted malty bitter, good depth to the body, biscuity, baked breadcrust then pleasant fruity hops meander through, creeping up rather than bursting giving some decent citrus notes. Really quite pleasant.
Vladivostok (256) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mid brown in colour with, certainly in the sample I tried, a thick foaming head and as in all cask beers a low carbonation level. Initial slightly catty aroma from the American hops which soon dissipates to be replaced by a gentle malt smell. Robust palate with a distinct toffee flavour; not overly hoppy with a medium bitter finish. Pretty good.
wimpyjoe (4173) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Soapy golden ale with little head and a small bitterness.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours brown, Soft smooth and that’s about it, a lack of any real hoppy bite, no bitterness to speak of, a run of the mill English bitter.
Erasmus_ro (1399) - Alabama, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ The Duke of Wellington, 26/08/13. Pours a dark amber with a good, yellowish-brown head. Aroma is caramel and fruitiness. Taste is a lot of caramel, some fruitiness. Citrus and grapefruit. More American than British hops (note: written before knowing the details of the brew). Medium, good carbonation, dry.