Osprey87 (518) - London via, WALES - MAR 21, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nov 2012 - draught. OK bitter. Apparently made with elderberry, and there was some fruitiness. Light body.
Leighton (6921) - London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pours clear ruby with a fine, white foam head. Toasty malts, some dry orange, leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Dry finish, more leaves, some toasty malts. A pretty classic British bitter, and not especially exciting.
downender (5187) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Copper coloured with a slight white head. Well balanced combination of elderflower cordial, caramel and the Wadworths house yeast, culminating in a decent bitter finish. Good.
Finn (3090) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
William Morris, Hammersmith 7 Nov 12. Dyp brunrød. Lavt tett skum som varer litt og fester seg til glasset. Beskjeden, litt søt frukt/plommearoma. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken litt tørr frukt med en syrlig bitter ettersmak.
wimpyjoe (1667) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper coloured with a malty nose, also with a malt bitter flavour. Slightly weak texture.
Rune (6120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, half-pint at JDWs William Morris in Hammersmith. Beige creamy head reduced to a tiny layer. Good lacing. Deep, ruby brown coloured body. Malt, fruit and berries to the nose. Flavoured with marmalade and mid-tart berries. Bittersweet vibe to the finish. Well bodied. Among the five best of my 43 beers at the Wetherspoons real ale festival (London, 07.11.2012).
tombyars (1204) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in November 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale copper in colour with a thin white head. Slight taint of sulphur on the short nose. Thin watery mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Pale malk gives a short fruity base of sweet pink grapefruit but really comes up short in depth and flavour. Earthy note is present in the short bitter aftertaste but hop resins fade fast. Finish is malty with tart citric grapefruit pith note evident but unremarkable though. A poor session bitter that tastes short of 5%
yespr (25930) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask at Camperdown Place. Pours clear and golden amber to orange with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty. Light fruity, berries and mild sweet flavoured. Vague citric note. Bitter and light citricto a dry finish.
wheresthepath (1285) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Gravity cask at Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading] Deep amber, moderate white head. Lots of straw, some lemon, a growing almond and cola flavour. Crisp bitterness balances it all in the finish. Good rich flavoursome bitter. Well done Waddys.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton 01/11/12. A reddy brown coloured beer with a white head and lace. Wadworth house yeast throughout especially in the nose.. A decent light berry fruitiness in the aftertaste which is quite nice. A reasonable beer.