FatPhil (10324) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Market Porter, post-RBESG2011 Monday)
Gentle but clearly hopped aroma, fruity and sweet. Quite watery palate, but it’s nicely refreshing. Simple barley malts, a touch grainy. Pleasant hoppy tingle. The aroma was more of US hops, but they’re not obvious in the taste, its more a classic English bitterness.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2011 1. Cask Handpump at the Paramount JDW, Manchester 27/03/2011
Pine hop aroma. Clear golden coloured and very hoppy with pine and grapefruit flavours. A hint of dryness and bitterness in a citrussy creamy malt finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 11/04/2011
Floral aroma. Small white head. Golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a pineapple flavour. A hint of dryness and bitterness in a creamy malt finish.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. Lovely citrus notes in the nose leading to some spicy prickly hops in the mouth. A touch of sweet toffee late on on the aroma. It’s nice.
leaparsons (8718) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Golden with a white foam. Aromas are spritzy lemon and grapefruit with yeast and hints of banana. Fresh with some woody green pine. Flavours are sweet lemon barley water with a zesty citrus bite. Tart towards the finish with pithy grapefruit bitterness and underlying pineapple sweetness. Dry on the aftertaste. Good.
rosenbergh (8288) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Kitty's, Helsinki, Finland.
Cloudy amber colour with a small white head.
Fruit... more fruit... very tasty. Bitterness... the flavour is very fruity bitter. Watery. Bitterness in the aftertartaste...
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DruncanVeasey (7439) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2011 1) The Baron of Stinckley. Bright orange gold with a tidy white collar. Sweet, perfumed hop aroma suggesting melon/white musk and cranberry handwash. At last a trace of quality here; lace freckles, passion fruit and strawberry chew, generous bittering finish with a cashew and oatmeal aftertaste taking the edge off the IBUs- which are considerable. Manages to pack some of the aromatics, exotic fruit, soap and biscuit sweetness of a decent US PA or even IPA into a bitesize third measure of English golden ale. Bless them.
2) Had it again at The Larry last night, and it was just as good. Beer of The Festival So Far by a mile.
olio (7345) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ Oluthuone Pekko, Tampere.
Pours hazy pale golden color with a huge head. Aroma of citrus fruits, nettle, some grass and pale malts. Flavour of grass, goose berries, mild toffee, caramel and some herbs. Refreshing and quite nice.
downender (6803) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 30/03/2011. Deep gold in colour with a frothy white head. Citrus fruit aroma with a dab of sweet malts. Flavour had plenty more fruit, with some creamy malts and decent dry finish. Good.
SaintMatty (5811) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Bottle - Amber with lively combination and a foamy head. Grapefruit, peach, ice tea, sultanas and spicy malt in the aroma. Crisp, hoppy and slightly sweet taste with a fair amount of bitterness and notes of grapefruit, pine, peach and sticky toffee pudding. Easy to drink.
gyllenbock (5666) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Golden with a small white head. Aroma and taste of malt, citrus, some pepper, yeast and fruit. Dry finish. Nicely drinkable.