tombyars (1512) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
First tasted this at the Crossroads Hotel, Weddon in June 1992. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale copper in colour with a thin white head. Hardly any distinct aroma in this but sweet malt just about makes it. Thin insipid mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a weak digestive biscuit note with a hint of tobacco smoke. Slight prickle of hop resins in the brief aftertaste but fades rapidly. Finish is very weak and watery with a slight note of dilute malt. A very poor bitter and one to avoid.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2009
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pretty rubbish - the sort of weak dishwater that gives northern beers a bad name. No hops, a little sweetness, but overall, I’d describe the taste as mud.
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Cask @ The Shakespeare’s Head, Kingsway. Amber, no head. Aroma of malt and some fruit. Nice light fruity taste. Reminds me of some fruit drink I can’t place - apple blackcurrant squash is my best guess.
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2006
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
<a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/23/236 > The Plough, Henfield. Soapy bitter, but otherwise undistinguished. Lacks hops. Lacks a decent malt flavour. Metallic notes. Not good at all. The keg version tasted better because of the crisp carbonation. This stuff is fairly shit. As imdownthepub indicates, this might be a bright beer intended to be served with a cask breather for landlords who want to offer a slow moving "cask".
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1. Cask Handpump at the Freemasons, Northwich 27/04/2001
Smooth on the palate and very malty.
2. Cask Handpump at the Witton Chimes, Northwich 04/11/2001
Amber mid brown and fruity. Bitter finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Freemasons, Northwich 21/03/2002
Amber and malty with a slightly dry hop finish.
4. Cask Handpump at the Witton Chimes, Northwich 04/07/2002
Copper mid brown slightly sour fruit flavour. Some bitterness in a dry finish.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask Conditioned, somewhere in Soho, London.
Rustic amber colour, creamy, slow settling texture. Easy drinking session beer. No defining features, edges or characteristics.
imdownthepub (11964) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2003
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Cask Conditioned?? This stretches the point somewhat, very little conditioning noticeable. Sweet caramel, no hops. Believe it or not this used to be a very tasty bitter, but that was before the cost cutters got hold of it.