Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Market Porter, Borough, London .
Bullion gold body, medium sized, fluffy beige head. Strong bitter aroma. Silky, slightly oily texture and mouth feel. Strong bitter flavour with exceptional length and clarity. Yum.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity dispense), GBBF, August 2005. Golden colour. Distinctly hoppy, but more in the style of a session bitter than a golden ale. More earthy than flowery, although there are some light citrus notes. Plenty of bitterness and just a hint of soft malt. A good quaffer.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild, creamy, malt-forward aroma with some herbal hops and light fruity esters apparent. Clear dark blonde with low white head that recedes to very slight ring. Biscuity malts with plenty of caramel and a bitterness that seems initially low but builds throughout. Medium-light body is quite dry with fair carbonation. Cask at GBBF 2005.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned and handpulled at the VAT & Fiddle, Nottingham. The epitome of summer session bitter drinking. Clear amber brown body, thin creamy head, caramel tang on a creamy palate with creeping bitterness towards the end/.
RichardGretton (4154) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF 2005. Golden beer with a light fruity aroma and a dry fruity flavour with a caramel finish. Overall a plain dry and fruity effort.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ GBBF 2005: Golden coloured. Clear. Fruity and smooth sweet aroma. Is buttery and sweet with a light herbal/hoppy touch. Is light bitter in the end. Find this quite ordinary.
leaparsons (7710) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, GBBF 05. Golden/orange with a small head. Aromas are pear, kiwi, apricot and citrus - zesty with caramel malts, spices and herbs, lots going on. Flavours are soft buttery malts with lots of fruit. Bitter sweet hops finish this beer off nicely. All this flavour from a 3.7%er.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned & on Handpump at The Alex in Derby 08/02/05.
Without a sparkler.
Mid amber brown colour.
Nice clear looking beer. Malty & creamy. Bitter tang in the aftertaste.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask @ The Rock of Gibraltar, Oxon, UK Backlog 21 Oct 2004
The pumpclip jumped at me as I opened the door to the pub, begging me...no, demanding me to drink. So... Thank you, pumpclip! What a great beer. And that as the first from a brand new brewery! What will become of this? It is a very refreshing and hoppy beer. Still full bodied and sweet. And a bit malty too.
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask Conditioned at The White Horse, Oxford. Golden beer with White fluffy head. Wow, thought I had missed out, this beer went in a session at Oxford beer Festival and was also voted Beer of the Festival, but there was a rumour that The White Horse pub had craftily placed it on. I was instantly impressed with a very hoppy fragrant light bitter. Long sweetish tangy flavours, hints of marmalade and lemon zest. This was the perfect finish to a long day, an exceptionally well brewed craft bitter, lovely.