BlackHaddock (4875) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hand-pulled half pint at the 2012 Shrewsbury Beer Festival on 1st Nov).
Light amber with a thin white head.
Fruity from the off: I think the reciept may have changed from the last time this was brewed because the fest tasting notes mention Lager Malts and First Gold Hops, where as Cascade Hops are noted in the 2009 version.
This is a malt led brew with a dry hop finish, light in everything though, it is fruity but you have to reach for the flavours, they don’t leap out at you. An OK beer, but I’d have liked some more ’umph’ in everything.
madmitch76 (17899) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6th November 2009
Spoons Fest. Clear amber beer. Dry palate, a little soft. Dry and slightly bitter malt and the pleasant red fruits - subtle raspberry and strawberry on the back of the tongue. More dry bitterish malty follows with a trace of hop. A little unusual, less dryness would have elevated this. Enjoyable nontheless.
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blonde pint at spoons beer fest. Dry hoppy pint, with a cereal and malt character, quite mild and a sweet background, lightly dry bitter finish. Decent enough.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask handpump at Wetherspoons, Mutley Plain, Plymouth. Cloudy light brown with a big head. Just a slight malty scent. Smooth, well balanced. Some orange. A bit of dryness on the end. Not much in the mouth, just a slight biscuit malt. Boring.
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2009 Handpulled cask at JDW Baker St. Gold with a healthy unsparkled white head. Respectable balanced session bitter with good fresh ingredients.
leaparsons (8804) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, William Wygston, Leicester. Golden with a thin head. Aromas are grain and citrus with peppery notes. Flavours are sweet grain with apricot and lemon. Lightly hoppy on the finish. Average.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Pilgrims Progress (JDW), Bedford in ’Spoons BF ’09. Gold with a white head. Everything here is sweetness and light. Sweet aroma. Sweet, friendly, undemanding taste. Slight bitterness. Aimed at the passing festival browser who will enjoy it as much as I did.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Handpump at the Union Rooms, Newcastle (JDW) 02/11/2005.
Golden hoppy ale with bubble gum taste evident. Crisp maltiness and a bitter lasting finish.
downender (6890) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol 5/11/09. Golden in colour with a decent white head. Sweetish grain aroma, with some grassy hops and apricots. Aorma of sweet, cereal malts, with more fruit, grassy hops and a dry finish. Good.
jdmorgan (13) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled at Ludlow food festival 2013. Golden ale, citrus on the palate. Light and very drinkable