thewolf (11246) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ the Oakdal Arms.
Pours hazy amber with a small, white, film head. Aroma has light caramel and a touch of hazel nuts. Low carbonation, okay mouthfeel. Flavour is lightly fruity, some caramel, raisins and more caramel. Finishes with a nice dose of dryish hops.
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber gold with a small head. Aromas are toffee malts with nutty, woody earthy hops. Sweet, light chocolate with grapefruit. Flavours are sweet malts with bitter pine and grapefruit. Dry and bitter on the finish.
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 Wylam is a local beer down my end, and bare with me for a brief review but itís a while since Iíve had one.
As far as blonde light ales go this is a very good example. Nice mouth feel, good sweet/bitter balance and very refreshing. Better on tap than bottled.
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I got a bottle of Wylamís Rocket from a friend who recently went to England and it was good. Copper in color and not too bitter
scotty (1060) - SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a surprise find in Vicky Wines in Hawick, it was listed as a "local" ale, I suppose the brewery isnít THAT far away...about 50 miles give or take a few! Anyhow, itís deep copper in colour, the white head was quite soapy in appearance and vanished in less than a minute. The palate was packed with lots of malty(crystal?)malt flavours and a satisfying, although not overpowering bitter edge. This is crackiní stuff. Seek it out if you can, ask your local VW if they can get it in.
harrisoni (14125) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity at Kingston BF 2007. Certainly has a good hit of Centennial hops, especially on the finish. Not a fantastic aroma, but mouthfeel and finish are excellent. Grapefruit, fleshy fruit finish is very good.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Cask from The Three Judges] Amber, small head. Hops are floral also some wet leafy notes, slightly earthy, definatly fuggles. Some berry fruit notes. Medium bodied, touch of sweetness upfront, caramel, dry, fruity.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5% vertion. Aromais sweetish malts a bit of sugar, fruity mandarin at times. Taste is similar though fruitier, balanced finish.
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber; fruity, bitter, good flavours, refreshing.