ladnewton (1762) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Guest cask at the Lamb and Flag, Oxford on April 29, 2009. Excellent, refreshing ale, a little above session strength but highly quaffable nevertheless. Hoppy, bitter and flavoursome in many other subtle directions, with fruity notes in the finish.
imdownthepub (12909) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding crowd, Oxford. Gold amber with white head. Vales new brew and very pleasant too, it is a light hoppy beer, crisp with touches of grapefruit and lemon in the background, hints of newly cut hay all on a crisp malt. The evenings starting pint and a great way to do it.
cgarvieuk (20644) - 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
Fin (9351) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this straight out of the barrel at the Vale Brewery 16-02-07 (apparently only the second non -brewery person to try this new beer from Vale) This beer poured a golden colour, was wonderfully refreshing and very crisp brewed with Amarillo hops but much lighter and more bitter than Crouch Vale Amarillo which I’d also had this week. This still had that familiar Vale feel about it but I’m really glad they gone for something different like this, a lovely beer.
allmyvinyl (9163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Guildhall and Linen Exchange, Dunfermline. Pours clear gold, thick white head. Aromas of grapefruit, light malt. Rate has good grapefruit bitterness, light floral notes, light sweet finish. Medium body, some grapefruit lingering on the finish. Nice.
fairwater (146) - 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.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2010 Cask conditioned - handpump - Wig & Pen, Northampton. A copper coloured beer with a white head and lacing. At first the aroma seems slightly muted but then there’s a decent dash of citrus hoppiness. The hops are there from the outset though in the mouth. Nice orangey notes. Maybe some US hops in the fresh tasty mouthfeel. A nice beer. Score 3.5
Subsequent rating also scored 3.5.
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask The Brunswick Crewe. A pleasant find in what I thought would be a Greene King only pub. Floral aroma, very pale gold, dry palate with a balancing soft finish, melon and pineapple hints. Enjoyable.
MMR (682) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very enjoyable beer. Hard to believe it only has 4.2 percent alcohol in it.
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask gravity at the Watford Beer Festival 2014. Poured a clear amber, with a thin white head. Aroma of dried fruit, dates and grain. Biscuit in the flavour, with some golden syrup and cooked fruit. Finish was hop resin, pine needle and balanced, sweet malt.