Osprey87 (1611) - WALES - AUG 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Clear amber orange, still, small bubbly white head. Aroma is malt, wet carpet. Body is medium, higher carbonation than expected. Taste is lightly malty with a hint of rubber.
EdKing (1849) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pint in the The Boot Inn, Berwick St James, Wiltshire. When I arrived at the bar and asked what was fresh, only to get a puzzled look from the bar girl, I knew I was in trouble, even though this is a CAMRA pub. This is clear chestnut brown. I won’t bother to get into too many details suffice to say this is dull brown twig water. Watery, caramel, crystal malt, smidgen of dry earthy English hop and tangy hop on the finish. I left two thirds of it on the table and left.
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt with dates and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, light esters. Medium body and carbonation.
evergreen0199 (2005) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Wig and Quill, Salisbury, Wilts. A golden/amber coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Hoppy, malty aroma. Tastes vaguely hoppy, malty, fruity. Bland and lacking complexity.
beeebon (172) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had a pint in a pub. I found it bland with not much in the way of taste at all, a bit sweet and very mildly bitter. Drinkable but bland.
chrisv10 (10955) - DENMARK - OCT 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Bree Louise. Slightly hazy amber/golden with no head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop and a little caramel. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, hop, little citrus, medium sweet and a little bitter.
Rasmus40 (10973) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Bree Louise, London. Hazy amber without head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light grainy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. Thin. 041013
jjsint (742) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Cricketers Arms, Bedford. Noncommittal golden brown, decent full white head. Light aroma. Bit of malt and citrus notes with sulphur astringency. Taste takes a while to kick in, a decent sour bitterness followed by a bittersweet hoppy aftertaste. Good but not too distinct from other low strength bitters (it goes without saying that this is not an IPA).
BOSSbrewer (1595) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hoppy bland session beer. Golden yellow. Not much to it. Had in Oxford summer 13
BlackHaddock (3645) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Now 3.5%ABV: hand-pulled half-pint at the 34th Telford Beer Festival (Crown Inn, Oakengates) on 4 May 2013.
Clear amber/golden body with a thin white head of bubbles on top.
Malty for an IPA, in both the nose and mouth with just a hint of floral hops to stop it being an overly sweet smelling and tasting beer.
Biscuit/bread more than sweeter molasses, the beer having a pleasant semi-bitter feel throughout. An ideal starter, it set my taste buds up nicely for the Mild and dark beer attack I was about to begin.