madmitch76 (9986) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
15th January 2013
Cask in the Dean Swift. Clear gold beer, residual white head. Palate is light with modest fine carbonation. Light mild hops - a little orange and grapefruit. Nice blend of medium sweet mandarin that gets a little sweeter at the semi dry finish. Pretty drinkable. No idea at the time of drinking that the Mandarin was delivered by this new hop. Thought I was drinking a Christmas Fruit Beer! Intriguing! Well done W&E for getting this hop imported - just wish it could have been a single hope beer.
Theydon_Bois (3368) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straight from the cask in the tasting room at W&E brewery - 22/12/12.
Pours a clear golden with a thin white head that clears to a film and leaves a frothy edge.
Nose is citrus, hops, grass, a little caramel malts.
Taste comprises fresh hops, orange, grass, citrus.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, bitterness in the finish.
Great fresh tasting, clean and easily drinkable beer. W&E deliver once again!
Beersiveknown (1659) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at queen’s head, kings cross
Pale brown with slight head. Fruity light citrus (mandarin maybe?!) With good balancing biscuit malt and juicy hops. Very sessionable
Leighton (7176) - London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Old Red Cow, London. Pours clear gold with a firm, creamy head. Bits of fresh orange in the nose, some straw, pale malts. Medium sweet flavor with juicy mandarin orange (it’s true), citrusy bitterness, light straw, pale malts, faint grass. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Medium sweet finish, lightly sticky with lots more orangey cutrus character. Quite a tasty little beverage.