WhiteStar (37) - Swindon, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
And we had this last night as well, and it was difficult to say which was best - the Wherry or the Landlord. Again a citric rush. But perhaps rougher, dustier. Both on cask. This had the bigger aroma.
SilkTork (5022) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2011 Dec, 2002 Bottled. This is one of Woodforde’s most famous and acclaimed beers. It’s quite fruity and pleasant with a refreshing acidity. A good thirst quencher. [3.0]
March, 2005 William IV, Leyton. Juicy dripping citric fresh. A galloping away joy of a beer. Gently sweet with a thirst cutting dryness in the finish. Intense fresh marmalade aroma. Spanking! [4.0]
April, 2006 JDW, Rochester A fruity and hoppy session bitter of considerable character. Dusty, earthy hops scratch their way over a refreshing and gulpable marmalade fruit. Very pleasing. [4.1]
Jan, 2007 Red Lion, Bluetown, Sheerness. Mild orange. Very faint toffee. Fresh and gulpable. Lovely. [3.5]
May, 2011 Greencoat Boy, Victoria. Dryish session bitter. Peanut skin and delicate fruit and caramel notes. Laid back hops fully integrated. A refreshing and modestly pleasant beer. Drinkable. [3.0]
Lubiere (9106) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lightly hazy golden ale with a thick off-white head. Rather pleasant apple cider aroma. Dryish malts with light hops, but some oxidation marks. Lighter bodied.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straight from the Cask at the Burton Winter Beer Festival on Sat 29th Jan.
A nice "country" style bitter. Elements of hay, cut grass & fruits in there.
Quite dry & pleasantly hoppy.
argo0 (11128) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2005
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
(bottle, Gyle No. L37) Lightly hazed copper with minimal off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, alcohol (sherry/port), grape, orange, melon. Taste is mild up top, then turns fruity before finishing with that same sherry/port flavor. Watery light body. Based on other descriptions, I would guess that this beer has gone stale from age, but I have no idea for certain given that I have no idea what a Gyle number is, nor can I find any info on the brewery website.
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2006 Gravity At The Fat Cat,Ipswich..Light orange in colour,small head,quite fizzy.Plenty of fruit and digestive biscuits,other strange flavours,great session.
CapFlu (4255) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(Bottle) Cloudy amber body with a high sediment level. Nose if that of oxidation, very apple sauce like. Malty flavour with tones of hops, alcohol and mild bitterness. Seemed to be past its prime. Thanks for the offering Lubiere.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - gravity (Huddersfield BF 2004): Clouded light amber appearance. Strong fruity, biscuity malt aroma. Mildly sweet biscuity flavor, hoppy citrus, spicy bitter balance.
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2012 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. On its day this is a beautiful cask ale full of delicate hops. Sadly today was not its day! A golden colour with a slight haze. The hops are there but unfortunately too much diacetyl leading to a butterscotch nose and taste. It was still tasty but it should be more floral and hoppy.Score 3.1
Subsequent ratings scored 3.2 and 3.3. Average becomes 3.2
johndoughty (3564) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
In its cask form this once won the CAMRA beer of the year award.You can see why. Lovely hoppy aroma when you open it followed by a wonderful flowey bitterness. The taste reaches all parts of your mouth. I wasn’t expecting such a range of flavours from a 3.8 per center but this is truely an excellent beer.