theprof (475) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Sir John. Aroma of bread with some fruit and grassy notes. Pours amber with thin top that laces strongly. Tastes biscuit malt with grapefruit rind. The fruit lingers on the palate. Not a lt of hoppy pay-off for an abv of 5.5%. I’m starting to prefer the pales with richer fruit aroma and tastes. So this is so-so.
MrTipple (3580) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: floral hops, bread, grain malts, light fruitiness. Appearance: clear, dark brown, small, creamy, off-white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, very malty, grain, bread, grassy and floral hops. Overall: decent Amber Ale, nothing too special though. Pint at Bath Pavilion Beer and Cider Festival, Bath.
Theydon_Bois (16850) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Bootlegger, High Wycombe, 30/12/15.
Rich amber with a decent beige cap.
Nose is caramel, candied fruit peel, orange, straw, light bread.
Taste comprises blood orange, mineral notes, caramel malt, light biscuit, toasted brown sugar.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with earthy hop bitterness.
Decent hoppy amber ... good session jus.
anfractuosity (340) - - JUL 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very enjoyable amber beer, very fruity............................................
Mr_Pink_152 (3700) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried at the Bath Brew House, Bath. Amber colour with a thin off white head. Aroma is berries and stale bread. Taste is mid sweet, has a slight sharpness and a bitter finish.
Iznogud (2500) - CROATIA - NOV 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Blackfriars, Glasgow. Pours amber with creamy head. Fruity and hoppy with dry finish. Medium bodied. Nice one.
leaparsons (9835) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Amber gold with a cream foam. Aromas are toffee with red berries and leafy notes. Spicy with earthy apple. Flavours are bready, toffee malts with fruity berries and cream. Apple juice with honey sweetness and a spicy, herbal finish. Good stuff.
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Huntsman, Cheadle, Staffs. Pours amber with white head. Decent American hopped pale, fruity and sessionable.
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 4/9/2014. Deep amber in colour, with a decent, off-white, head. Sweetish, berry fruits and caramel, some orange character and leafy hops. Good.
Leighton (18517) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Earl of Essex - London. Pours clear, red-gold with a slight, creamy topping. The nose has some old berries and brown bread. Light-medium sweet flavor with some soggy grains and leaves, citrus peel, bread, vague pine. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation; the condition could be better. There’s a modest mineral edge in the finish, along with more ripe berries and grainy brown bread. Fair.