jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gravity @ Wandsworth Common BF 2013. The pour’s gold with a small head. The nose is lemon cake, white grape, some bread. Fairly faint, somewhat summery. The taste is more bread. A bit of cantaloupe and golden syrup. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, a bit pedestrian.
Theydon_Bois (6994) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Willow Walk (JDW), Victoria, 05/07/13.
Clear pale blonde with a thin white head.
Nose is on the thin side. Pale malt, grass, citrus, light vegetal notes, pea soup.
Taste comprises cereals, toasted malt, grain, light caramel.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, muted hop bitterness in the finish.
So so - wouldn’t be rushing back for more.
EdKing (1754) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Wandsworth Common London Beer Festival 2013. Pours clear amber, light bubbley white head. Nose is light cereal grain, wheat, grassy, straw, lemony. Taste is light, refreshing, lemon citrous, citrous sweetness, pale cereal grain, grassy, touch of pine. One of the most drinkable beers of the festival.
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity cask at the Wandsworth Common London Beer Festival July 2013 - Le Gothique. Pours clear yellow with a creamy white head. Light grass and pale malts in the aroma. Light to medium sweet flavor with semi-dry pale malts, dry hay, grassy bitterness, dry lemon. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish with further dried pale malts and dried lemon, faint grass and pine needles. Not bad.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Woodies Beer Festival, New Malden on 21 August 2010. Pale gold. Excellent condition. Flowery aroma. Robust bitterness on the palate. Fair amount of tart citrus. Good balance between delicacy and intensity. Very refreshing. Don’t know how much wheat there is in here but I didn’t spot it at the time.
BeerViking (2084) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Loads of hops on the faintly lemony nose give way to a slightly sweet body with grapefruit and peachy malt coming through, and then there’s a big hoppy dry afterbite.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A fruity hop nose. Surprisingly drying. Long and malty in the mouth. Quite delicious.
anders37 (15527) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2009. Pours a pale golden color with a small longlasting white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Smooth fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
Ethereal (2410) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Cat’s Back, Wandsworth, 12th Oct 2007. Gold with a white head. Aroma of hops, oranges and barley. Refreshing hoppy taste but a bit flat. The Cat’s Back have lost their way when it comes to keeping beer in good condition, so I suspect this would be better elsewhere.
Fin (7018) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at Oxford Beer Festival 12-10-07 Thanks to Glen who went and fetched this for me whilst I did a little stint behind the Foreign Beer stand. Poured pale golden, great aroma of grapefruit wafts out from this. Tasted lovely a perfect balance between wonderful sweet maltiness and lovely juicy fruitiness with nice crisp refreshing zinginess every so often to just wake up and refresh those taste buds along with Appleford River Crossing one of my beers of the evening and a great recommendation from Glen.