jeff789 (1401) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mostly hazy amber with a thin head for a cask pour.... mild bready aroma with some malt, no hops... Touch fruity sweet flavor with more mild bready malts... Thin but quite drinkable...
jmm635 (816) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Teresa’s Next Door during Philly Beer Week. Poured a hazy golden color with a big fluffy white head. Hops are fresh on the nose but a little dull, yet still inviting. Flavor has a nice malty base and a nice hoppy flavor without the bitterness. I really liked the palate. Low carbonation, medium bodied, smooth and very easy to drink. Wouldn’t mind having a cask of this on hand during the hot summer months.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Victory. Golden-orange with a mild malty aroma and just a hint of hops. Flavor has a nice bready/biscuit quality with citrus hops in the background. Won’t knock your socks off, but great example of the style for this side of the pond.
Goodgrief (1740) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the brewpub. Pale orange with a sweet and floral nose. The beer smells delicious. Served at the perfect temperature, too. Caramel malt sweetness with a bit of breadiness and some toasty hops with a lingering grapefruit presence on the tongue. Smooth and delicious with the a temperate level of bitterness.
moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at the Downingtown brewpub. Very creamy head great color and aroma. A bit on the hoppy side but not too much. Kind of like an English Bitter with a little bit of hops for good measure. I hope to have this again.
nimbleprop (4163) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had several 20 ounce pints of this on cask at CommonWealth in DC. Pours a hazy, translucent orange, copper with a creamy, frothy slightly off white head. Aroma of oranges, lemons, biscuits, some soap and a little pine. Mild flavor has grapefruit, oranges, crackers and sugar cookies. Flat in the mouth, thanks to the cask, a little chalky with lasting bitterness. Good session beer.
puzzl (3232) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Nitro pour, from what the owner said was a cask. Huh? Anyway, this had a mild soap, amber aroma, lightly hoppy. Disappointing pour for what was claimed to be nitro. Very mild flavor, hop-forward and overly carbonated. Decent if not dull.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask to nitro at Blind Tiger. Aroma has a mild but distinguished bitterness with grassy, soapy/perfumy, and floral notes. Flavor a wonderful mix of fruity sweetness and that perfumy bitterness. The nitro weakens the palate and strips away that cask-conditioned feel. Greatly enjoyable, but I’m confident I would have absolutely loved it without the nitro middle man.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On hand pull at the Victory brewpub. Pours golden amber with a dense, creamy white head. Smells lightly of caramel and earthy bitterness. Tastes of earthy, minty hops with a touch of caramel. Smooth and slick mouthfeel. Lovely.
LilBeerDoctor (3302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blind Tiger (nitro-conditioned cask). Pours a cloudy light with a nitro head. Aroma of light sweet malt and flowery hops. Flavor is initially fruity with a bitter hoppy finish. Super super drinkable and very tasty. I think the nitro works well with this beer and really makes it so smooth and drinkable. It would be interesting to try this sans nitro though. Excellent refresher.