jackl (3867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ JDW, Victoria Station. The pour’s deep amber with a tiny white head. The nose is rich toffee and caramel, sweet malt flavors. Hints of astringent apple cider and tree bark. Soft spun sugar and harvest fruits. The taste is weirdly tangy acidic red apple skin. Mild apple cider vinegar. There’s sweet, soft forest fruits, rich malts. Some cereal grain. Medium body. The flavors are ragged, and not in harmony. Overall, not a great beer. Sorry.
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. An amber beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and elderberries. The flavor is sweet with notes malt, straw, elderberries, and caramel, leading to bitter finish.
jmgreenuk (3587) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Anchor, Digbeth, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is stale bitter malt. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich malt bitter hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Served at the right temperature it’s great for a session. A typical English ale.
DandyLion (476) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Marquis of Wellington Leicester. Red colour nice enough. Good mouthfeel. Middling
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Osprey87 (1180) - 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 (9874) - London, Greater 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 (5924) - 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 (3759) - 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 (2975) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, 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 (7361) - 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 (1317) - 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%