berkshirejohn (5164) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Willow Walk (JDW), Victoria. Amber with a loose white head; fruity aroma; smooth, oily, and full bodied with some apricot fruit and grain; and obvious alcohol to finish.
MissPxx (813) - - JUN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hoppy aroma with a fluffy head. Fat golden honey colour with powerful fruity aromatic taste.
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Idiosynkrasie (4923) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, golden colour with absurdely huge, frothy, due to its amplitude fairly lasting, factually rather diminishing, white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma, a touch of lemon, mild notes of mirabelle, peach, apricot and the like, marmalade, a strawy touch as well. Taste is like a bouquet of dried flowers, a blossom-filled redolence bowl. No, misleading: less floral, more like a bag of dried fruit (tea), peach, apricot, straw, sweet bread, minimally spicy. In the finish more and more peppery spicy yeasty; lively carbonation. Well, I don’t want to intone the same style category mismatch, residue class, and missing rubric-song in every second rating, but... The label reads Golden Ale, "veritable hop bomb", and so on, it would surely qualify as Belgian IPA concerning yeastiness IMO, and it’s damn f...in’ far from something as paradigmatic an English Strong Ale as Fuller’s Vintage Ale, but hey - if those difficulties in classifying are the prize we have to pay for an evergrowing variety - I think I can cope with my anankasm, especially if the advisable therapy is confrontation.
gunnar (6424) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Slowly gushing out of the bottle, a huge frothy white head on top of a dark golden cloudy body. Aroma of malts, cellar and earthy note, some marmelade sweetness as well. High carbonated, clean fizzy mouthfeel.Taste is moderate sweet, dark red fruits, with oranges and piney hops for balance. Good one.
planky84 (2371) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Oddbins, Blackheath. Amber pour with a fluffy white head. Lively little number. Pine, citrus and vanilla aroma. Wheat and bitter citrus flavour. Hop laden finish.
Leighton (14043) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London. My first bottle from this brewery. Quite lively out of the bottle. Huge head that really lasts. Lots of bready malts in the aroma, some ripe orange. Medium sweet with mild alcohol bump, some ripe citrus fruits, a bit of pine and orange rind bitterness, doughy bread. Medium to full bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Warming finish with more bready malts, orange meringue, citrus hops, pine, mild leaves, hints of honey. Tasty beer. Like a hoppy English strong ale.
anders37 (19419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ GBBF 2013. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a sweetish fruity malty bitter citrus finish.
Beersiveknown (3952) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 29, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Very hazy dark amber with fluffy offwhite head, sticky marmalade and toffee on the nose. Very high carbonation, full bodied, lots of higher alcohols, sticky, sweet and slightly plasticky acrid. Too heavy to handle
Niall73 (2247) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity pour at Beer Rebellion. Pours a slightly cloudy pale orange colour. Its fine - fruity, sweet, quite sticky with caramel a bit of toast, some funkiness and a pleasant bitterness. OK.
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Theydon_Bois (12750) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 16/11/12.
Lightly hazed mid blonde with a thin white head.
Nose is caramel, floral tones, orange, mango, hops.
Tastes of sweet grapefruit, mango, candied sugar, hops, light pine.
Fuller end of medium bodied, soft carbonation.