sm89walt (1741) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2011 Update: 06/04/11. Cask - Kings Head Hotel, Hoveton. Really drinkable bitter with good balance on the English hops, just a touch of a toasty, sulphurous quality on the nose. Marmalade bittersweetness on the tongue.
Cask - Hog in Armour, Norwich. Pours a clear amber with a 1 finger frothy off-white head. Good caramel malt aromas with a grassy hop balance. Sweetish caramel malt flavours followed by some dry toastiness and a dry hop finish. Soft mouthfeel, fairly low carbonation and a lingering bitterness. (1/1/2010)
Initial Rating Date: 9/17/2007 - 6/3/7/3/13 (Cask - Fur & Feather, Woodbastwick)
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2010 Draught (Pickerel Inn, Cambridge)
Amber, sparkler head. Lightly hoppy aroma. Zesty bitter taste. Pleasant sweet maltiness. Maybe emasculated by the sparkler. Hint of mushroom. (4-3-7-3-13=3.0)
Rerate: 500ml bottle (M^S) - As marks & spencers norfolk bitter
Nice nutty aroma. Fairly simple bitter taste. However, it excels in the finish - really nutty and packed with resiny bitterness (6-4-6-4-13=3.3)
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
Cask from JDW. Golden coloured with a reasonable head. Spicy ginger nose. Nicely balanced with a bitter finish. Reasonably enjoyable considering its comparative lack of character.
thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy amber, big creamy white head, so far so good, but also with big chunks of sediment floating around. Nice hoppy citrus aroma. Good bitter flavours, nice fruitiness and a hint of toffee. Quite dry. Medium-bodied and smooth. Turned out quite nice.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 27, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml, bottle conditioned, bought from the brewery
Pours a clear amber with a nice malt and hops aroma. The palate is just right for this sort of ale and the taste is a good balance of malt and bitterness. Overall, a decent no-nonsense session ale but I have to say that the bottled version is a lot blander than the cask original.
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Half pint on cask. Dark golden body with only a small layer of foam. Some promising floral hoppy aroma, but rather light fruity in flavour. Bitterness towards the end. A bit oily and watered impression (Rosary Tavern, Norwich 25.09.2006).
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Champion Norwich 24 Sep 06. Golden coloured. A creamy, lasting head. Faint fruity flavour. Some bitterness in the finish.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
DO not know revenge form who, maybe the Armada should get their revenge. Or something is missing in my History knowledge. The taste was wquite good, nto my style and after a while I prefeer change beer. Good foam and great brewed after all and nice aroma.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden color with almost no head, no carbonation apparent. Aroma of peaches, malt and hops. Flavor of peaches, earthy malt and cardboard, which would be a sign of oxydation. The body is light with an oily texture and very low carbonation. This could have been halfway decent if not for the carbonation and oxydation problem.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - AUG 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2006 Cask at GBBF 06’: malty with caramel sweetness, juicy, ripe fruits, some nutty notes, alongside the malt there is a great balance of refreshing hoppy bitterness, great well balanced session beer.