Finn (4263) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gravity at Reading Beer Festival 2 May 08. Bright golden colored. No head. Modest fruity aroma. Some hints of fruit in the flavor but quite anonymous. Dry aftertaste.
Rune (8189) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lacing-head over a bit clouded, golden body. Malt-fruity aroma. Rather tangy hops up front with hints of grapefruits and peaches. Soft bitter ending (gravicask sampled with Finn at Reading Beer Festival, 02.05.2008).
joe19612 (1861) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Farnham Beerex 2008. Poured a pale amber colour with a small thin white head which soon disappeared. The beer is malty with a light fruit aroma with a bitter dry, fruity, hoppy taste, with a dry finish.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - OCT 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, Royal Oak, Wantage. Copper, off-white head. Candied orange aroma, a bit of spice. Light citrus bitterness, a fresh light malt background. Some earthy plum notes in the finish. A fine refreshing ale.
berkshirejohn (4587) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Hobgoblin, Reading. Amber with a trace of a cream head, leaving plenty of lacing; citrus aroma; fruity in the mouth with lots of orange, and an almost marmalade-like sweetness; however there is a firm lasting bitter finish which cuts through this. An excellent example of a golden ale.
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Reading Beer Festival, April 2006. Bright amber colour - more amber than golden. Quite dry, with faint touches of fruity malt but not a lot of hop presence or depth. Either this is a rather dull beer, or the condition wasn’t spot on. I suspect the latter and will re-rate when possible.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
CASK. at Charlie´s bar. Pale amber colour with a small white head. Malty, light fruity, hoppy aroma and a bitter dry, fruity, hoppy taste. Medium body with a bitter dry finish.
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Hazy pale amber colour with a small white head. Fruity malty aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweet malty flavor with some fruity hoppy hints. Long bitter aftertaste.
Ungstrup (29477) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
[Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen] A hazy orange beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet combined with a weird acidity, and some kind of herbal note. The flavor is sweet with light diacethyl notes, combined with stronger notes of fruits, like peaches, oranges, and guave, leading to a weird flowery hoppy end. I’m disappointed in this beer compared to the rest of the West Berkshire line-up that I’ve tried.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at Charlies. Pale amber coloured. Hoppy aroma. Fresh hoppy and rather fruity flavour. Refreshing.