Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask. Original Plough, Chelmsford. Thought I would try this again as I had it before and not been impressed. Light gold colour, rather thin body balanced by hops but it is the citrus flavour I do not like. Seems to have less flavour than a few years ago.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at several pubs in North Norfolk. Real favourite of mine when on weekends away in this neck of the woods - subtle gold colour, frothy white head diminished to pencil thin, starts flowery and hoppy, ends with a lasting bitterness.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was more than a little surprised that I had not rated this one before. Anyway, here goes. A well balanced basic bitter with a lot of bitter hops and a bit of fruity malt too. Very dry finish. Eminently drinkable. Cask (handpump), Cambridge Blue, Cambridge.
BrainDead (30) - Derby, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Prize winning and famous beer. Good settled flavours and decent palate. Quality all the way through.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2004
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
cask: This brew is extremely bitter. It drowns all other flavor-components. The texture is quite watery. Not very well brew.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Cask conditioned] Very well balanced hoppy bitter. It's very nice and surprisingly full bodied.
nigos (623) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Woody slightly winey aroma. Amber Slighly cloud appearance. Taste is malty with orange, wood and sap hits. A bit thin overall though.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 15, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
mild spicy malt nose, light bronze hue with a thin frothy head, very hoppy and dry, sharp finish, a little bit watery on the palate, some underlying maltiness, good bottle conditioned ale.
rauchbier (3496) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Gold colour, good fluffy white head and nice levels of condition. Citrusy orange nose mingled with hop and a background caramel note. Hoppily fruity with more citrus and a good dry hoppy bitter finish. Nice.
imdownthepub (9152) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask Coditioned, voted Best of Banbury Beer Festival 2003. Orange Amber in colour, floral in aroma. Amazingly well balanced in hops and floral fruity notes, light malts complete the overall effect. Good drinking bitter. Next is the visit to the Brewery to present them with the award, shame :-).