haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Babington Arms, Derby (JDW). Bright brown, hint of head, liked the hoppy finish with a real sort of hedgerow berry fruit taste - not blatant but just enough to make you go ooooh. Better the sum of its parts.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2011 2004 rating: Bottle conditioned from Wycombe Wines, High Wycombe, Bucks. 500ml. Interesting malty and nutty ale with notes of honey and some dusty hops thrown in. It works well for a bottle conditioned bitter. (3.5/5)
2009ish rerate, entered 2011. Bottle conditioned again. An orange colour, sparking clear, a thin tight white head. Subdued fruity aroma. Smooth easy drinking fruity bitter. About as good a bottled beer as you are likely to find for the strength. (3.3/5)
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle conditioned. Very frothy off-white head, nice colour. Grainy taste, a little fruity. Very active. Interesting itís bottle conditioned, but it works. Dry.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ Green Dragon & The Rising Sun, Haddenham, UK Backlog 14 Aug 2004
A very nice session beer.Would this be at my local there would be several long sessions indeed. Quite complex for its strength, with some slight butterscotch and nuts. Finishes off with a nice hoppy aftertaste that calls for more of the same.
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2006 NAsty, another saquash beer, it seems like, I do not find the good thing about them in these beers, but letís keep trying.
harrisoni (14873) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpull cask at County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. Hazy copper colour with thin white head. Maybe not cleared yet. Muddled flavours, nice hop, some strawberry grapefruit. Earthy/muddy but good fruit. Quite a nice session beer, certainly plenty of flavour. Drying hop finish. Some yeast on nose
imdownthepub (11197) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Conditioned. Mid brown beer with light head. Impressive fruity malts with some nutty notes. Fresh good drinking ale.
SilkTork (5376) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A low abv bottle conditioned bitter from this enterprising Buckinghampshire microbrewery. Vale Brewery started in 1995 by the brothers Stevens, and have already acquired a few CAMRA awards for their cask ales. Itís uncommon for a British Bitter with such a low abv to work well as a bottle conditioned beer, but the brothers are careful to put in some sweet wort to give the fresh yeast something to work with. The result is very impressive - the closest thing I have yet encountered to a traditional British Bitter in the bottle. This tastes fresh with a delicate balance of fruitiness and hoppy bitterness. Mmmmmm!
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned @ Giddy Bridge (JDW), Soton. Simple upfront with distinct fruity aromas. Light cakey/vanilla sweet flavour despite being quite dry, almost immediately obliterated by the bitterness then leaving a chalky feel with a hint of residual sweetness. A decent session bitter.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (handpump) at the Willow Walk (JDW), Victoria. Pale copper colour. Crisp, fresh and quite dry. Distinctly bitter with mild citrus notes. No great depth of flavour. Slightly tart finish. Although thereís really not that much to this beer, it is a session bitter, and a quite decent one.