MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A Sim rate (cask at Nottingham BF): Nice copper / amber colour. Tastes bitter and so very ordinary. Bitter finish. Watery palate.
berkshirejohn (5093) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Jolly Anglers, Reading. A warm sunny day, so a chance to sit outside on the bank of the River Kennet and fully appreciate the incredible colour of this beer - brilliant copper, with fiery red and orange tints as it catches the sun, topped by a thin white head - an exceptional sight. Pleasant aroma of oranges; fruity and dry to start, then a juicy fruity burst; leading to a dry and bitter caramel finish. Excellent, but I would have preferred a stronger finish.
downender (6888) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at the Cornubia, Bristol 4/4/07. Copper coloured with faint aroma of sweet malt. Flavour of sweet caramel with a dry finish. A solid, if unspectacular session bitter.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2010 Cask at Wellington Arms BF ’07, Bedford. Orange amber. Malty aroma. A fruity sourness in the taste and a late bitter finish. Above average session beer. 9/11/10 Same location. Aroma of hair oil malt. Earthy taste. Some bitterness. Needed a trace of sweetness. Rating: 6,4,5,3,11:2.9
leaparsons (8794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned. Amber brown with a big fluffy foam. Aromas are caramel and toffee malts with oranges and yeast. Flavours are malty with a juicy fruitiness. Dry and nutty towards the finish with a pricklly carbonation. Earthy, peppery hops on the finish with a bitter aftertaste with some metal. Pretty good.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cloudy golden with a small white head. Almost no aroma. Watery with some generic malt caramel and a bit of honey. No bitterness whatsoever and very little hop presence. The bottle label proudly said “Hand Crafted”. I say buy a machine.
thebeertourist (5077) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Real Ale. Clear, glowing amber with orange notes and a big white head. Well-balanced aroma of caramel fruit and citrussy hoppiness. Taste of raisins and toffee. Good bitterness. Light-bodied with good carbonation. Dry mouthfeel. One of the more complex bitters I have tasted.
StueyD (1408) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A mid orange-brown coloured beer, with a weak white head. A light aroma of hops with a slightly fruity hint. The taste is dry with a light bitterness. The flavour is of dry hops along with a fruity element that comes through from the nose. The aftertaste is dry and hoppy. (Draught - Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk)
Fin (8260) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Islip Village Hall Sat 25th Feb. Mid brown beer slight maltiness, very pleasant session bitter though a tad on the thin side.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint pulled at The Railway in Putney (London), an amber colour with a thin filmy head. A malty sourness in the aroma, presumably because my local JCW is properly caring for the casks and/or lines. Still a very smooth mouth feel though with a levelled bitter finish. The flavours that do come through are a stewed fruits maltiness.