dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask handpump at The Regal (Wetherspoons), Cambridge.
Clear copper with a good-sized head. Cereal and hops in the scent. Some carbonation, a bit dry. Caramel and biscuit malts in the mouth. Quite nice at first but then turns quite bland.
Gethinbeer (2367) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Kings Head, Monmouth. Clear amber colour with a thin white head and good lace. Bad aroma, smells rather like stale manure. Hoppy hints and bit of fruity pear tangyness. A clear decent beer with a nice flavour.
BeerViking (3264) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask/handpump at Lord Moon of the Mall, London. Red-brown with a lacy white head, smells of malt, fruit, beeswax, nice balance on the tongue of grassy hops, bitterness, slightly plummy malt and nuts. Bitter finish. Very nice session bitter.
johndoughty (4458) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Lively upon opening and poured with a big head that hung around for a long time. Some nuttiness. Not bad but rather predictable.
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2011 1)Cask, The Victoria Inn, Rugby. Brassy dark gold lidded with white. Musty celery-hinting aroma with shrubby Germanic touches. Cherry and marzipan peeping through caramel, not a lot happening. Big floury finish. Not great.
2) The Shoes. Rerate? Swish of fern and mineral sourness, eggy dough sprinkled with vanilla; sultana. Weetabix afters. Clear bronze with firm nitro collar. Sour mineral, slight woodland aroma. Dull and decent. 353612.
RichardGretton (4437) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown beer with a strong head. The aroma is mildly sour and dry, and the flavour is sour and dry. Overall a very average beer.
MiP (14488) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, 3.9% at GBBF08. Clear chestnut colour. Small stable white head. Weak caramelly malt flavour. Quite thin, but OK flavour.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in the 3 judges. Aroma is malty, floural small citrus hints. Taste is similar with grassy hops dominating, tasty enough and sessionable.
cgarvieuk (17647) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at 3 Judges Glasgow ... Copper ... sweet fruity malt nose ... juicy ... little caramel ... bitter linger.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Far From The Madding Crowd, Oxford. Medium copper, white head. Marmalade, honey, leather aroma. Animal mineral malt, candy hops. Not what I would call a clean tasting beer, but there’s a good amount of interesting flavor. I dig.