Beesbeer (349) - WALES - FEB 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I thought this was surprisingly good. A great colour pale golden straw. Nice smooth head. Crisply fresh and citrus flavours, followed by a really nice mellow hop bitterness, with a great malted spicy dry ending. Gives a bitter marmalade zesty aftertaste.
berkshirejohn (3639) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Bell, Waltham St Lawrence. Bright straw with a thin white head; citrus aroma; thick and grainy body with a strong, sweet, grapefruit flavour that lingers to gives a sustained drying finish. Rather good.
jackl (2547) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The Willow Walk. Pours hazy light gold with a small head. The nose is lemon, straw, white bread and grape. The taste is dried grass, light sugar cookie. Moderately hoppy and sweet. A bit of mineral chalkiness. Light body, soft carbonation. Overall, not a bad pale ale.
fairwater (100) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity pour @ Allied Arms beer fest. Clear, dark gold. Decent condition for a beer fest. Citrus hops aroma. Passion fruit, some yeast, malt undertone. Fairly bitter afterwards with orangeyness.
mr_h (1442) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at Pot Still, Glasgow (29 Mar 12) - mild floral / citrus aroma, hazy golden, quickly diminishing white head, served a bit cold, quite refreshing, lightly hopped, bitter aftertaste
tombyars (1204) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled this pale ale in Esquires, Glasgow (JDW) in February 2007. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear amber gold in colour with a thin white head. Dusty hop and citric fruit aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives a tart grapefruit and lemon zest note. Aromatic hop resins lend a dry aftertaste but the finish is slightly sweet. A good bitter session ale.
screwball (1098) - Motala, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big up to Tjalve for this one! Pours golden and little hazy. No head. Aroma is crispy flowery and hopy. Flavor is medium bitter, flowery and some biscuits. Quite distinct hop to it as well. Aftertaste is quite long as well.
Miksu (4537) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Wheatsheaf, London. Copper color. Taste of fruity marmelade with winegums, toffee, nuts and hop tannins.
cgarvieuk (10965) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at bow bar ... light amber ... creamy off white head ... golden amber ... soft sweet hop ...fairly bright nose ... juicy hop ... some orange ... fresh clean ... soft but quitehoppy ... not in face but still quite hoppy ... nice
wheresthepath (1285) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Cask at the William Robert Loosley (JDW), Wycombe] Light amber, negligible white head, no carbonation. Fruity malt throughout, but very watery. Bitter finish. It’s like someone has taken a rich, strong ESB and watered it down, then added bittering hops. Not great, in other words.