DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, - OCT 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Spainsbury’s beer-off. Shining gold without inclusions under a skim of white froth. Aroma initially canned corn and phosphorous warming into more promising English woodland and mandarin. Taste: good tangy satsuma hop rounded with lingering malt suggesting cashew. More of that slightly dank English woodland taste I can’t quite capture: Coombe Abbey? Creamy mouthfeel, dabs of heat, peach, well-poised bittersweetness, almond. Slightly saline. Not bad.
SilkTork (5509) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml brown bottle, filtered, from Waitrose. Clean sweet biscuit malt with moderate hop levels giving a slightly unbalanced beer. For my taste I would prefer fewer hops and more malt character. Drinkable but not my thing and I had low enjoyment of this.
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle split at CC2, 05/03/16, big thanks to Mr Pink.
Clear golden blonde with a decent off white cap.
Nose is pale malts, straw, light bread, orange.
Taste comprises grain, orange peel, lemon rind, bready notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light bittering close.
Not my idea of an IPA !!! Extremely whelming for the style.
The_Osprey (5487) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at Cotteridge II as ’Wold Top Scarborough Fair’. Dark yellow, clear and still, small foamy white head. Aroma has some light lime, flowers, fruity biscuits. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste has more fruit biscuits, a little floral and dry, sugary malt. OK.
Rasmus40 (16066) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 19, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Alesbymail. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 190416
MarcinG (368) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Butelka 500 ml. Zloty kolor. Piana biala mala szybko sie redukuje. Aromat owocowy malo tu cierpkiego zapachu typowej IPY. W smaku rowniez bardzo blado . Cytrusy gdzies w tle . Pierwszy lyk przypominal bardziej plyn do zmywania naczyn . Jest lekka goryczka ale brakuje reszty. Jak dla mnie slabe...
The Etruscan (607) - Tuscany, ITALY - MAR 26, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep golden colour. Weak white head. aroma is moderately hoppy with biscuits and light alcohol notes. Flavor is moderately malty with cereals and light graperfruit tones, ending in a moderately hoppy finish. Light bodied.
anders37 (21928) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ GBBF 2015. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.
RichTheVillan (6034) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at CWC II; surprised I’d never had this before, crystal clear light golden pour with a thin white head, aroma has citrus action along with a hint of grain, taste has sweet bread, citrus and some sweet malts, a hint of grapefruit.
Leighton (17473) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention - 2016 edition. Pours clear gold with a foamy, white head. The nose holds bread, hay and light citrus. Medium sweet flavour with some sugary pale bread, low bitterness, mellow citrus, white bread. Medium bodied and finely carbonated. Finishes with more sugary, bready pale malts, hints of ripe citrus, straw. Drinkable stuff.
SarkyNorthener (3840) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cotteridge Convention II. Bottle shared thanks to Mr Pink, cheers Chris. Golden Amber beer with small head. Aroma of light citrus and pale malts. Taste is some citrus, hint of marmalade and malts. Good.