Leighton (8593) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Pours clear gold with a filmy head. Subtle malt aroma, hay and straw, light malts. Lightly sweet flavor, a bit of corn and hay, crispy malts, delicate straw and grass bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Balanced finish with some earthy bitterness in the throat, with a dynamic malt character. The first impression I get from this beer is nothing special but the complexity comes out a bit as I drink it. Quite nice.
FatPhil (8089) - 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 itís nicely refreshing. Simple barley malts, a touch grainy. Pleasant hoppy tingle. The aroma was more of US hops, but theyíre not obvious in the taste, its more a classic English bitterness.
maeib (8041) - 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. Itís nice.
leaparsons (7483) - 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.
DruncanVeasey (6597) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, 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.
downender (5610) - 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.
rosenbergh (5533) - Helsinki, 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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SilkTork (5012) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
JDW Spring Fest, 2011. Sweet, juicy, lovely lychee and citric flavours. A pleasant blonde/APA.
olio (4807) - 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.
SaintMatty (4277) - 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.