markas101 (2085) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, The Francis Newton, Sheffield, UK. Slightly hazy orange gold colour. Some citrus and ginger on the aroma. Fresh with a bitter hit. Then some mellow maltiness.
DanielBrown (4208) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hand pulled at Wetherspoons (under Central Library), Birmingham. Bright gold, with shallow, but persistent head. Dry to start with a sour malt finish which I did not enioy. Perhaps some apple, lemon, salt. A disappointing though probably serviceable bitter.
berkshirejohn (5390) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Moon & Spoon (JDW), Slough. Pale gold with a ring of white head; citrus aroma; oily, full-bodied, texture with chewy malts; and a bitter citrusy finish.
dynamiteninja (1694) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. The Last Plantagenet (JDW), Leicester. medium white head, gold body. Citric hop, spice, caramel, tangerine, peppery, apple juice. Bitter with a dry finish.
leaparsons (9100) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Golden with an off-white foam. Aromas are crisp lemon with yeast and apricot jam. Floral with citrus being quite sharp. Flavours are lemon meringue with yeast and a gentle yet hoppy citrus bitterness. Surprisingly strong for it’s drinkability.
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1st April 2011
Hamilton Hall Spoons. Clear gold beer. Thin white head. Softish palate, semi dry. Pleasent sweetish citrus orange with a little mango and traces of other fruits. Dry finish where the pale malt becomes more noticeable. Lightly bitter fruit aftertaste. Decent.
imdownthepub (11929) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Pale gold with no head. There was a real sicky flavour in this beer, astringent, perfumed and quite difficult to swallow. Chemical bitterness. Not my sort of beer at all.
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, JDW, Carlisle. Another disappointing brew from the Spoons fest. Little in the way of aroma. Has the malty characteristics of a pilsner, especially in the aftertaste. Some lemon creeps into the aroma and it softens on the palate midway. Very pale gold colour, a reasonably bitter beer.
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Crosse Keys (JDW), London 22/03/2011. Deep gold with a slight white head. Sweet orange and caramel aroma with some floral hops. Sweet biscuit malt flavours with tangerine fruit and a dry, citrus hop finish. Good.
Leighton (15280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Clear, matte gold pour with a slight, white head. Great nose, citrusy hops, grass, tangerine and grapefruit. Nice flavor, a touch soapy, with tangerine and mild bread, along with some grassy bitterness. Medium in body with fine carbonation. Well balanced finish, light sugars giving way to earthy, grassy and citrusy hops that linger on the tongue. Very good beer.