TBone (13700) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark golden color, small steady white head. Dishwater lemony hoppy aroma. Brewing mash lemony hoppy flavor. Some late bitterness. Watery palate.
sm89walt (1793) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask - The Vine, Norwich. Clear, dark gold with a dense, medium head leaving a thick white lacing. Light malt aromas on the nose with citric hops. Sweet initial biscuity malt flavours leading to a lingering herby, grassy hop bitterness. Medium, soft mouthfeel with low carbonation. Refreshing and very sessionable.
Alphadelic (1880) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bright little summer ale with light grassy hop aromas along with a good hit of lemon. Quite citric again in the mouth, very zingy, fresh and drinkable. It’s not hugely interesting but very sunny and refreshing. The carbonation numbs my tongue out somewhat but all around it is a sweet little number.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in the rake. Alround rating: Pale british malts, small honey character, grassy bittering hop. Alround a balanced standard bitter.
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Wigan Beer Festival. Gold/amber colour with white head. Hoppy aroma, citrussy hop taste with a good malt counterbalance. Crisp finish. A very good session beer.
Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle from Co-op, long stratton) Poured a copper clear colour with a big white head that lasted. Smelt hoppy and citrusy with a bit of butterscotch. May be because I hadn’t eaten in a few hours but the first sip of this tasted brilliant - a very nice pronounced hop flavour, not overly citrusy, just solid, well rounded and fairly bitter as it finishes. The maltiness in biscuit like in character, making a bittersweet taste. Brilliant for what I expected, which was just a golden orientated bitter. Very drinkable.
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handpulled cask at the Kings Arms, Norwich. Blond with a good white head. Easy drinking best bitter wth predominatly citric hop notes.
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light light unclear medium yellow color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toffee, buttery. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (220808)
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of fonefan. Slightly hazy golden with a small off-white head. Hoppy aroma with a whiff of citrus, Medium body, lightly leathery with some fruit and a dry and lightly astringent finish. 220808
yngwie (14895) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, shared by fonefan. It pours a clear, golden body under a white head. Butterscotch and citrus in the aroma, not much else, and not very pronounced, but at least without off-flavors. The aroma is much the same, and has a piney, citrusy bitter finish. Medium, quite effervescent mouthfeel. Quite refreshing and drinkable, but also un-challenging. Would probably be easy to down a few, but also boring. (080822)