stravale (1691) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 19, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask @ JDW David Macbeth Moir, Musselburgh
Straw colour, clear. dense white head, good lacing
Aroma - slight sweet fruity pale malts
Taste - Soft quite sweet pale malts, bit of citrus zest, soft cereal, lots of bitter hops.
Palate - soft carb, thinninsh body but a bit oily texture. Palate is bitter bitter. Finish - lots of bitter cereal hops...way over lingering and a bit mineraly.
Overall - The finish was way too bitter and lingering for me - it’s a metallic cereal sort of bitterness. Maybe it was an off batch considering the other comments here
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
3rd September 2010
Hazy gold beer. Frothy white head. A slow persistent gusher but doesn’t smell or taste infected. Light palate, crispy and semi dry. Creamy dry malt. Fresh hops - grapefruit and a whisper of orange. Some minerals before a dry finish. Respectable.
berkshirejohn (3964) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Hazy straw colour with a thin white head; citrus aroma; clean citrus flavour with a fruity malty body; and a tart, sharply bitter finish. A straightforward but enjoyable summer ale.
tombyars (1269) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats in May 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Hazy pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Strong dusty hop in the long aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives loads tart citric grapefruit full in the mouth. Strong hop resins give a dry dusty citric aftertaste which builds into a hoppy finish with grapefruit peel evident in the palate. A decent summer session Golden Ale.
BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
December 2008: 500ml Brown bottle, well in date, poured into an English Pint Sleeved glass.
Very pale, almost Lager looking, the small white head adds to the illusion.
A mild wiff of citrus fruits hit the nose, grapefruit more than the sour lemons and lime fruits. Hops in the mix too.
The grapefruit in the aroma comes through into the taste as do the hops. Nothing strong or outstanding in the flavour stakes though.
A pleasant if unassuming Pale Ale, the hop and citrus fruit contents rule the brew without really making a statement, an average beer with an average score from me.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull at County Hotel Spoons Ashford. I havent been here for a bit so stopped by for a couple of beers. Pale gold lasting thin white head. Good sherberty hoppy kick. Good intense cascdes. Almost eye watering. Good beer. Good condition. Yep thats lovely.
deanso (4109) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin white head. Clear golden pour. Grapefruit bitterness. Nice beer.
HenrikSoegaard (9747) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Some honey notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The Horniman at Hay’s, London. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, malt, berries and hops. Nice bitter finish. Yummy!
wimpyjoe (2267) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2012
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Probably a bad cask, but this was weak and very watery from Spoons in Scarborough.