SeanMacGC (332) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in the Hobgoblin, Reading, Berkshire. Pours ruby amber, with off-white head. Lively aroma of citrus and dried fruits. Zesty on the palate too, with a hoppy complement for the fruits, and tailing off with a malt signature. Decent ale.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JAN 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
<i>Cask Conditioned at The Castle, Furnival St., London</i>
Hazy amber color with a thin head and a nice lace. It has initially a nice hoppy aroma, that goes away all of a sudden; earthy too, with light honey. Caramel flavor (good), very light smokey touch, light ashes, but unfortunately also a metallic touch is too evident, till later. Good.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
<i>A Mes rate: Cask at the Pembury Tavern.</i>
Golden brown with just a thin off white collar but decent condition. Creamy caramel malt with faint vanilla notes and some delicate hoppage giving good balance. Really good hoppy bite in the finish. Very straight forward stuff but an enjoyable drop from a decent brewer.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber with a small white head. Buttery aroma with some citrus. Taste is less successful: some biscuity malt, but a strong, rather overwhelming bitterness. For a 4.2%, this beer needs to lighten up a bit. I think it caught me in the wrong mood.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint on cask. Slightly hazy, dark orange body. Thin head, but nice lacing on the glass. Aromatic floweriness of hops. The initial flavour is also hoppy turning into grapefruit and orange sweetness. Malty undertones in the ending. A promising start on a drinking session at the splendid Market Porter, London (01.02.2007)
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JAN 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask, Turf Tavern, Oxford. I’ve been scoping out Turf’s cask line up on my walk home, and keeping my eye open for this. Ah, Turf. Blessings on you: if White Horse brews it, you will get it eventually. And when you present it, it will be in good shape. Like the pint in question here.
Lovely warm copper pour with a dense sticky off white cap, nice lingering skim and lacing. A rustic citrus fragrance that seems both fresh and musky in kind of a tropical way. Moves into warm strawberries. Hint of mint. Toothy, bright hop flavor, lingering on the teeth and tongue. A touch of toasty malt, but small--this is about hops. And yet, this seems appropriate as a winter seasonal. Is has the warmth and substance that might make it too hearty for a summer ale, but is perfect now. An absolute profusion of flavor for the abv.
bluekuma (94) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned, handpump at the Plough and Harrow, Hammersmith.
Amber with thin head. Citric hop aroma. Balance of sweet grainy malt &
plenty of hop flavours.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Handpump at the Cheshire Ring, Hyde 11/02/2006
Golden coloured and hoppy with a grapefruit aroma and flavour. Smooth and slightly creamy on the palate. Some dryness in a bitter finish.
imdownthepub (9163) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned at The Horse & Groom, Caulcott, Oxon. Orange amber with big bubbly head. Flavoursome, hoppy flowery bitter with a dry biscuity base and a long bitter finish and aftertaste. Lovely drinking beer, splendid.