SilkTork (5320) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Spring 2012. JDW, Rochester. Pale amber. Served a little warm. Quite watery. Like a poor quality British Golden Ale. Not impressed.
RichTheVillan (3784) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Retro reviews from Spring 2012 Wetherspoons Beer festival; pale yellow delicate hop good malt taste.
ChrisHSOTE (22) - Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pretty weak. Nice fruitiness but no feel to the flavour or aroma. Very thin and dull. Not impressed
wimpyjoe (4927) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has roasted aromas, some notes of this in the flavour which is yeast dominant.
tombyars (1427) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted this in the Crown Rivers, Heathrow Airport (JDW) in April 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Pale golden amber in colour with a thin white head. Dusty hop flowers on the nose. Thin, slightly resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a sweet digestive biscuit note with sweet golden syrup. Hint of spices in the light bitter hop resins, giving a short prickle to the aftertaste. Finish is on the malty side with a light flavour of apricot skins. A decent session mild.
wheresthepath (1660) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Cask at the William Robert Loosley (JDW), High Wycombe] Golden-amber with a medium white head and a light sparkle. Digestive biscuits, flowers, a little summer fruit and some sherbert. Unusual but rather pleasant. Interestingly, everyone I was with seemed to like this one regardless of their normal beer preferences.
madmitch76 (16552) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
14th March 2012
Hamilton Hall Spoons. Clear gold beer, tiny white head. Light dry palate. Mild fine carbonation. Sourish fruits, a mixture of orange and tropical fruits. Flowers! Not sure what’s going on here. Unusual. Not unpleasant but unusual. The Sapphire hops maybe?
fairwater (137) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ JDW. Pours light brown to dark amber. Bit of malty aroma. Sort of malty waft on the palate, maybe some faint candied fruits, no discernible hops. I?m always faintly disappointed by milds, the only exception here being that it?s more than faintly... Not unpleasant, just quite dull...
imdownthepub (10870) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold to amber with white head. Little aroma to speak of, there is a smokiness to the malt, reasonably drying, bready and a touch peachy fruity. Not really there though.
Leighton (12625) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The White Swan, JDW, London, after seeing Jeff Mangum at Union Chapel. Pours clear gold with a foamy, white head. Pale malt nose, some toasty straw. Light sweet flavor with some light toasty grain, hay, straw and faint citrus. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Somewhat watery. Light straw bitters on the finish with light, toasty dough. Very meh. I’m a big fan of Smuttynose and this beer was a bit of a let-down.