MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris O’s laid back Friday night tasting.
Cloudy mid gold with a thin white head. Lovely floral, bitter and aromatic hoppy aroma with faint notes of lemon and berries. The flavour is excellent. Full of glorious hoppage. Lovely background bready malt which gives it an excellent balance and the fruit is glorious. A superb thirst quenching beer with a really good dry and bitter finish. Very good prickly mouthfeel with just the right amount of carb. Jolly good stuff.
DruncanVeasey (6179) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2008 Bottle from Walgrave Asda, Coventry. Murky orange pour with a creamy blanket of suds. Aromas of citrus, soil, a dab of vinegar and earthy hops. A bit damp as always. Bitter grapefruit and mandarin fruitiness with some biscuity malt lurking way back in the mix. Not a million miles from Linda Lear. Potently hopped, uncomplicated bitter that more than held its own against a fiery Madras
(Cask re-rate, bottled rating 3.2) The Lord Nelson, Ansley. Clear bronze pint draped with lace. Aroma sulphurous, with a definite wring of dank soapy dishcloth and fibrously hoppy notes as it warms. Punchy Cascade hopping mellowed with biscuity malt, oats and delicate chocolate. (Re-rate, back at brewpub) Lovely choc malt creaminess, sulphur, lemon, strawberry and tea aroma. Stillish milky palate. Caramel and butter, but in a nice way. Recession hop rates. Not what it was on this showing. Overly buttery but pleasant silky quaffer with all the edges smoothed out . A shame.
Fin (6185) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2007
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle from the Dodgi’ Deli’ Cowley Road, Oxford, 18-10-07 This poured a dark golden but was very hazy and with white head, aroma seemed a little sour, not what was expecting, certainly not ’perfumed hops’ as the label stated. First taste very sour, in fact this bottle seemed tainted it was awful, I tried another sip but really couldn’t take to this at all, I will seek this out again as from the other reviews it seems a good beer.
leaparsons (7129) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden brown with a small head. Aromas are sweet malts with bitter grapefruit. Quite floral with melon. A bit damp. Flavours are citrus, especially bitter grapefruit. Zesty, hoppy and yeasty. A decent fruity bitter.
RichardGretton (4028) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Glowing brown beer with a light head. The aroma is lightly hopped and toffee, and the flavour is quite bitter with a deep toffee finish. Overall a nice beer.
johndoughty (3293) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Full head and very very bitter. Strong mouthfeel and straw coloured.
Too overpowering for me.
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the Black Horse, Darwen 21/05/2005
Golden amber coloured with some alcohol present and a wheat aroma. Slightly dry bitter lasting finish.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity dispense), St Albans Beer Festival 2005. Copper coloured with a scant white head. I’d hardly call it a hop-head beer, but there is plenty of dusty, tangy British-style hop on show. Some light biscuity malt and subtle fruit around as well. Not a beer that shouts out at you, but a nicely balanced, quite classy little number.
maeib (7630) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Harbury BF. A mid brown coloured beer with nice white lacing. The aroma is nice fruity malts and a little smokiness in the background. The taste is crunchy and dry. Real toasty flavours and throat grabbing bitterness. Real good body. I can see why Glen liked this so much, although my marks are not quite as high.
imdownthepub (8547) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Conditioned at Harbury Beer Festival ’05. Deep gold with big bubbly head. Great condition for a festival beer and surprisingly rich for a session bitter. Dry and fruity, a beer that would last through a Friday night drinkathon. Long bitter finish with well outlined hoppiness. My beer of this festival despite its ABV.