downender (5844) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Portcullis, Bristol, 04/10/09. Amber coloured with an off-white head. Sweetish aroma of summer fruit and caramel, with some orange hops. Flavour of sweet malts with a dry finish. Ok.
Svesse (5821) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at GBBF, London, 6 Aug 2008) Copper colour with brief, white head. Malty, fruity nose with apricots and earthy, dusty hops. Fruity taste with notes of apricots, orange and generous doses of earthy hops in a fairly bitter finish. Solid malt foundation. Fairly dry. Probably not the best beer in Britain, but still nice.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blackfriers. Aroma was fruity, hints of citrus and light toffee notes as it warms. Taste is good biscuity/hionts of toffee malt base with a good citrus grassyness cutting through making it very very sessionable.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@Catford beer Festival. OK, hoppy, lemony, lightly grainy, some good flavour in here, but not overly interesting.
swoopjones (5253) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Harp, London. Caramel colored pour, medium bitterness, very well balanced between caramel malts & bitterness. running out of ways to describe beers that pretty much taste pretty similar.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask @ Wenlock. Nice amber hue with decent lacing. Big fruity malt aroma. Juicy body. Long bitter finish. Is balanced with a toasty edge and has great subtleties.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Charlies, Copenhagen. Golden colour with a small off white head. Light malty, sweet aroma with pine bitter notes. Vague caramel sweet flavor with hoppy pine bitter notes. Dry, hoppy and bitter finish.
olio (5131) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ Oluthuone Pekko, Tampere.
Pours golden color with a huge frothy head. Aroma of grass fruits, goose berry bush and toffee notes. Flavour of goose berries, grass, citrus fruits and some mild caramel.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - APR 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Cask conditioned] Amber coloured. Quite hoppy aroma and flavour with fruity notes. Bitter finish.
SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014
Nov, 2003Cask, Crown & Thistle, Gravesend. A wonderful pub - great range of real ales, and a humming atmosphere; well kept. This is a ginger amber coloured beer. Some lemon flavour. Earthy hops tending towards stale. Fruity finish. Some plum - but hops come in too early and dominate. Fragrant lemon up front, then the plum is introduced. Brown sugar and yeasty fruit aroma. Comes across as a poor attempt at a Summer Pale Ale. Probably near the end of the cask. [2.4]
Jan, 2014 275ml dark brown bottle. Unfiltered. Gift from Zelie. Good bottle conditioning, this tastes fresh and yeasty. The malt is really tasty, and quite full and fruity for a 3.8% beer. I’ve had plenty of 5%+ beers, particularly cool fermented beers, that didn’t have anywhere near this much malt character and body. The hops, though, are a little too bold for my taste. I would say the hops, while assertive, don’t over dominate due to the very decent malt presence, but I’m simply not someone who enjoys the flavour of hops. With this beer, the hop taste lingers long after the rest of the beer is simply a memory. It’s a damn fine beer - but just not one for me. [2.8]