imdownthepub (12169) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle conditioned, 500ml, from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Gold with big chunks of sediment white volcanic head, luckily I was in the kitchen. The big chunks were off putting as they were noticeable in the mouth, some sweetish hoppy notes with a vague fruitiness and a touch of herb. It was ok after a bad start.
Fin (8857) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Dodgií Delií, Cowley Road, Oxford. Consumed 23-05-08 The beer poured golden with white head, the aroma was quite interesting and initially came across as very tropical with maybe some star fruit or sharon fruit (canít remember which) regardless it was a pleasant nose. Quite a simple beer and better than I anticipated as Iíve found Wissey Valley can be a tad hit and miss at times this was quite simple ok sweet gentle fruitiness and malts showed, I never got the coriander but in truth until I read the bottle after I never knew it was something to look for. Not too bad at all.