Jonb5 (360) - Greater London, - NOV 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half pint at JDW real ale festival. Bronze colour, clear, small head retention ok. Slightly strange rubbery aroma, almost latex like. Tasted a bit like a lemon on the turn, notes of carrot and minerals. No real carbonation, smooth, texture a bit thin. Overall I’d say it was a bit like the Gose style.
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oct/Nov 2012. JDW, West Quay - Brighton. Amber coloured. Initial awareness of medicinal flavours which fade. A sense of perfume. Then malt comes through - rather thin, dry and characterless. Lavender flavour emerges in taste and aroma. Interesting rather than attractive. Poor beer with odd flavourings added.
dynamiteninja (1507) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, October 2012. bright gold body. medium white head with brilliant lacing and retention. soap suds, american hops, grass, lemon. astringent. dry finish. very refreshing. dry finish. excellent. a little thin bodied though.
downender (6275) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Golden with a slight white head. Aroma of green herbs and honey. Flavour wise, there was more of the same, although the sweetness of the honey was too much for me. One of my least favourite beers in the JDW autumn festival.
Finn (4167) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Crosse Keys, Bank 5 Nov 12. JDW festivaløl. Gyldenbrun. Lavt luftig skum som fester seg litt til glasset. Bra krydderaroma. Ingefær. Smaken er tynn og har ingefærpreg. Litt tørr krydret ettersmak.
wimpyjoe (3862) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Has a huge wild and herbal aroma. Golden with a thin head and lacks flavour.
Rune (8042) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Third-pint measure, festival ale, cask at Crosse Keys, City. Crystal clear, golden brown. No head. Floral fruity notes, half-dry. Dark honey and herbs added by tart berries and a touch of ginger. Crisp in the mouth. Different and quite possible to like (London, 05.11.2012).
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Willow Walk, JDW, Victoria SW1. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak spicy heather aroma. Fruity malty spicy heather flavor. Has a fruity malty heather finish.
maeib (8711) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Stick Or Twist Leeds 14/11/12. A blonde beer with a whitish head and lace. Sweet toffee and herbal lavender and heather notes. Delicate herbs but the sweetness is a shame. The Wadworth yeast hits you after a while as well. It’s a good mix of flacours which grew on me.
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 20, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask @ JDW Muckle Cross, Elgin 201112
Amber, hazy, dense thin white head, reasonable lacing
Aroma of soap, spices, herbal, bit eggy and pooey, background of sweet malt, poor aroma
Taste - light pale fruity malts, vegetal herbal notes, some lemon, aromatic odd floral notes, it’s not working for me
Palate - light body, bit oily and creamy. Finish as main flavour, bit of lemon, very dry, light bitterish tail, too dry
Overall - Nope...awful smell.... Williams Froach is WAY WAY better than this......
kwik-lime (1306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly acidic aroma. Flavour of herbs, citrus and a slight sourness with a dry finish. Certainly an interesting beer, though probably not one I’d fancy a session of.