wyzzywyz22 (1767) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask, Irish Pub next to St Andrews Hall Norwich. A pre wedding pint prior to Guy’s wedding. I fear that this wasn’t in the best condition as I was expecting a lot more from this. Came over as lacking any real body or character; watery and thin with a bland vaguely stale aroma. Will re rate at some point.
renffisch (681) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
got a bottle from realale.com to compare it to ethereals and tashis homebrew version. which came pretty close, but this is obviously a rate of the real thing. hazy amber little white rim. Aroma of coriander, nettles and a bit of farm, quite floral, hoppy with a tad of wet tobacco. Nicely bitter flavour, still floral, honeyed and hoppy, dry and mouthwatering, lovely beer.
wheresthepath (1390) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[On draught at the Green Gate Inn, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk] Finally found a pub serving decent quality real ale in Caister - although admittedly the choice was only this or Ruddles. Pours a pale orange-bronze with a large but diminishing head - this is an attractive pint! Soft carbonation leads into a very mellow, light-tasting pint - an earthy mellowness in the foregrouns with an odd sharpness behind that made me think of raspberries. In fact, summer fruits quickly came to dominate the flavour - this is very much an easy-drinking summer evening pint. However, there’s nothing outstanding about it, and it’s rather let down by a dusty bitter finish that doesn’t really fit in.
azlondon (1250) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Orangy brown. Not much head. Slightly cloudy. Some sediments.
Aroma: Some fruit and hops.
Taste: Quite hoppy. A bit of fruit. Bitter aftertaste.
Info: 500ml bottle, 28/7-2007, 179/500
REDBOSOX (80) - Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good, yet weaker beer with a nice, fruity flavor. It’s a mild bitter that I enjoyed very much. Good stuff!
bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Spaniards on the Heath. Fruity aroma; amost peach. Golden amber color with a white head. A bit thin in body with mild carbonation. The fruit is over the top, but is balanced by biscuit tones. Finish is rather dry, and the bitter accumulates. Very enjoyable.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in the tennents bar. Aroma is sweet biscuity pale malts, grassy fruity and floural hop character. Taste is similar peppery biscuity malt character makes for some seriously easy drinking.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity cask at Battersea Beer Festival, 6th Feb 2008. Clear golden amber with a hoppy aroma with some tobacco hints. Excellent flavour - balanced malt and hops with honey and floral flavours too. Palate is smooth and very drinkable. One of the best English session bitters.
downender (5662) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Edgar Wallace, London 11/1/08. Amber coloured with a decent white head that left plenty of lacing. Aroma had a touch of hay, some sweet malt and gentle hoppiness. The flavour had some fruit and grassy hops with a long, bitter finish. Very good.
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a white head. The aroma has hops and sweetness. The flavor has hops and a bit of fruit. Nice bitter finish