EdKing (1718) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask pint in The Lamb in Berkhamsted. Condiiton is maybe not optimal here. Clear chestbrown, medium white head, rainbow bubbles. Nose is little sulphur, slight vinegar, caramel, slight bread. Taste is caramel, slight nutty, slight malt vinegar, slight bread. Not very intersting bitter.
jjsint (427) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Old Sugar Loaf, Dunstable. Brown bitter. Sweet aroma, like fruit malt loaf. Sweetness and malt dominate through taste. Verdict: I like it. Another good beer from the ever-dependable Tring.
evergreen0199 (1767) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Nags Head, Great Missenden, Bucks. An amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Fruity, hoppy aroma. This was really fresh, tasted fruity, malty, caramel, slightly bitter finish. Good session ale.
mr_h (2322) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at Cask & Barrel, Edinburgh - clear amber ale, creamy off-white head, mild fruity hop aroma, biscuit malt flavour, oily feel, prolonged malty aftertaste
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet and citrusy with floral hops. Copper gold with a medium body...decent.
berkshirejohn (4127) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Crispin, Wokingham. Copper coloured with a loose cream head; fruity aroma; soft texture, sweet and fruity flavour - sultanas perhaps; then some fresh grassy hops to finish. A very quaffable bitter.
Vladivostok (211) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
From my recollection this was Tring’s first beer; to be honest, I was never that keen and it rather put me off the brewery until they came along with fine beers such as Side Pocket. Tried it again recently at the usually reliable Greyhound, Wigginton. Sadly this just confirmed my first impression - amber, little aroma that I could notice and a general balance between malt and hops. I suppose it’s an OK session beer but if I say it’s similar to Hall and Woodhouse Sussex Bitter, then you (may) know what I mean.
imdownthepub (9517) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Horse & Groom, Caulcott, Oxon. Amber with white head. Nicely balanced session type bitter, biscuity dry malt with a bittersweet hop, grassy, fresh and juicy. Very nice and tasty.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 31, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Trafalgar with Mes, 25th April 2008. An absolutely great hoppy bitter served in great condition. Perfectly balanced and boasting a great long bitter finish. Simple but oh so effective.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at the Trafalgar.
Bright copper / amber with a good white head and very good condition. Lovely aroma of creamy malt and bitter hops with some slight tobacco. Hops are much more up front in the flavour giving it a good grassy bitterness. Pleasant earthy malt. Excellent bitter finish. A good solid bitter.