RichTheVillan (4459) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy burnished amber pour with thin beige head, caramel and light citrus aroma, taste has some spice, light caramel, a hint of citrus and pine, ok.
imdownthepub (11377) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 5.4% version, 500ml from S.H Jones, Banbury. Red amber with white head. There is a general red fruit fruitiness to this, not overly sweet, there is a background resinous character along with a citric edge. Some caramel hints, again not overly just nicely balanced. Decent.
zacgillbanks (3179) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This hazy dark amber coloured beer pours with a large foamy head. It has a rich red fruit and peppery hop flavour, a strong malt backbone followed by grapefruit and woody notes on the creamy finish. Very Nice.
JohnRMurdoch (3781) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from BeerRitz. Orange brown, big foamy head. Resin hop aroma. Dry toasted grassy lemon flavour. Sharp with bitter citrus hoppy orange peel aftertaste. American style bitter.
harrisoni (15043) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5.4% version bottle from Bottle Shop Canterbury. Decent aroma. Earthy amber ale flavour. Some rye spice on aroma. It’s fine if earthy slightly muddy. Fine. Opens up a bit if had with cheese. It’s an amber ale so not hugely challenging bit fine
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Gonzo. It pours a murky amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy, with notes of caramel, rye, bread and pine cones. Taste is sweet and malty, with notes of toffee, spruce, rye, grains and citrus peel. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, quite tasty
leaparsons (8832) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy brown with a thick foam. Aromas are toffee and Weetabix with nutty rye. Yeasty with earthy apple and spices with bready cookie dough with floral notes. Flavours are sweet toffee with earthy apple skin and bitter lemon. Nutty with spices. Some citrus rind. Decent.
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2014 Bottle from Corks of North Street, Bristol. Deep amber and murky in appearance, with a decent, off-white, head. Sweetish aroma with some citrus and a hint of mosaic oddness. Flavour had some orange fruit, rye earthiness and a moderately dry finish. Ok.
Earlier Rating: 1/16/2013 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle from Corks of Cotham, Bristol. Brewed at Cheddar this time. Slightly hazy copper in appearance, with a slight, off-white head and moderate carbonation. Sweet bready malts, marmalade fruit and citrus hop aroma. Flavour offered more of the same, with an earthy edge and dry, slightly rasping finish with a hint of pine. Ok.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Small Bar, Bristol on 22 Nov. Poured a hazy amber, with a rocky white head. Aroma of redcurrant, candy sugar and peal. Malty flavour, with some grapes and bread. Finish was citrus, grass and dough.
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the moment. Kernel clear-to-opaque with the feel of cask. Foggy orange moussed with white. Nose a gentle riot of spearmint, piss, mango, chocolate orange, juniper and peppery rye almost like ginger cake. Squashy and botanical with orange and blackcurrant wine gum, mint, flowers and pine over an incredible depth of oily, smoky, nut-like rye and malt in a delayed and clinging aftertaste. Fuck knows what winter’s got to do with it. Balanced. Pungent. Sticky and cheesy with hops. These boys are serious.