Yeovil Ales Reviews


downender
Yeovil Yolo #8 New Zealand Pale Ale 3.2
Cask-conditioned at the Lime Kiln, Bristol 5/2/2016. Golden in colour, with a decent, off-white, head. Tangerine fruits, floral hops, some cereal malts and a dryish finish. Good.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

kermis
Yeovil Glory 3
Cask at the Goat and Tricycle, Bournemouth. Pours clear cooper with an off white head. Aroma of light malts, toffee and hops. Flavour is above light sweet and light moderate bitter. Light bodied with very soft carbonation.
Thursday, December 24, 2015

oh6gdx
Yeovil Star Gazer 3.5
Cask (backlog). Copper colour, small beige head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, grass, floral hops and some mild spiciness. Flavour isnutty, floral, grassy and some mild wooden notes.
Sunday, November 29, 2015

cgarvieuk
Yeovil Lynx Wildcat 3.5
Cask at the Guildford arms.. Copper.. Big white head... Soft sweet toffee fruit nose.. Soft sweet fruits
Sunday, November 29, 2015

DruncanVeasey
Yeovil Glory 3
Hand pull, The Felix, Nuneaton, 17/11/15. Bright foamed coppery red wafting with gentle stone fruit, minerals, caramel on slate. Decent BSBB with a light seawater-mineral touch, stone and caramel, toasted cereals and hazelnut. Curtained with condition. Dull but pleasant.
Thursday, November 26, 2015

Stuu666
Yeovil Lynx Wildcat 3
Cask at the Guildford arms. Pours clear amber, nose is sweet toffee, floral, taste is sweet, dry toffee,
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Martinus
Yeovil Stout Hearted 3.1
Clear black, red hue, white head. Aroma of coffee, malts, roast and caramel. Malty flavour, caramel, rather sweet. Sweet malty finish, chocolate.
(from draught @ GBBF ’14, London)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

theprof
Yeovil Ruby 3.2
Hallmark aroma for the cask ale apparently is caramel malts Reddish brown no head to speak of. Despite hints of dark fruit in the scent it is not overly sweet. And there is a growing bitterness on the palate. Personally I found the palate more watery than smooth. However one has to make allowance for a pour from the barrel at a festival. I would certainly drink it again.
Monday, October 12, 2015

jmgreenuk
Yeovil Glory 2.6
Cask at the Assembly Rooms, Solihull. Poured a crystal clear copper colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is light yeast, light hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light metallic, floral hop palate and a rather unpleasant plastic like finish. Light bodied with soft carbonation.
Thursday, October 08, 2015

Hippoman
Yeovil Glory 2.8
Cask at The Water House (JDW), £2.05/pint. Copper-brown coloured beer with a foamy, off-white head. Slightly sickly caramel and light roast aroma. Light, slightly metallic, slightly chemical flavour with some caramel malts and a decent dry finish. Pretty run of the mill stuff.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Travlr
Yeovil Glory 2.9
Cask at Wagon Works in Eastleigh. Clear golden amber color. Aroma of lightly peppered toast. Taste is burnt caramel.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Towey1989
Yeovil Glory 2.9
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear pale amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of red berries, some nutty malt, slight biscuit and subtle orange. Taste of red berries, nuts, subtle chocolate, slight caramel, orange and some spicy hops. Light bodied but a watery texture. A dry, nutty, spicy hop bitterness in the finish. Looked and smelled below average so wasn’t looking forward to it but it’s really well balanced with a decent hop profile. Little thin and inconsistent to be good though.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Don2711
Yeovil Glory 2.1
Really just average. Malty aroma. Bitterness quite astringent. Copper appearance. Taste bit watery. Overall not great. Strength poor.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

imdownthepub
Yeovil Yolo #5 3.4
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Festival ’15. Gold with white head. There is a sulphur note on the nose to this but not off putting, bitter then light and fruity with a juicy orange note. Good.
Friday, September 18, 2015

SarkyNorthener
Yeovil Glory 1.9
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Amber beer with small head and decent lacing. Aroma of fruity malts and biscuit. Taste is dry biscuit, some fruit and puke. Didn’t like this at all.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Leighton
Yeovil Glory 2.8
Cask at the Commercial Rooms, JDW - Bristol. Pours totally clear copper-gold with a creamy, light tan head. Grainy aroma, some toasted hay, leaves. Light sweet flavor, mildly astringent, with some grainy brown brad, husk, leaves, earth. Light bodied with fine carboantion; decent condition. Bitter finish, with dry toasty bread and grains, faint citrusy hops, bitter earth and leaves, slight tea. Not bad overall. A little astringent at first, but thankfully that quality relaxes over time (perhaps the palace adjusts). OK.
Sunday, September 13, 2015

jfb
Yeovil Ruby 2.2
(cask) clear amber-ruby colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of dark fruit, caramel and yeast, with a light touch of soy sauce and some chalk. flavour is mostly treebark, earth and popcorn, with lots of grainy pale malts and some liquorice. light-bodied with soft carbonation.
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Scotty001
Yeovil Glory 3.6
Poured medium amber with an off white head. Aroma of sweet berries, chocolate and nuts. Medium body, flavour as the aroma. Nice autumnal bitter.
Friday, September 11, 2015

GothGargoyle
Yeovil Star Gazer 3.4
Clear copper with a good pale head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, malt, raisins. Medium-light bodied, slightly sweet on the palate. Taste is caramel, toffee, malt.
Friday, September 11, 2015

mr_h
Yeovil Posh IPA 3.4
Cask, hand-pulled, Hengler’s Circus (11 May 2015), minimal grassy aroma, golden amber with a good off-white head, very good lacing, smooth, creamy ginger flavour gets better as it goes down, pale, gourmet fruity IPA.
Thursday, September 10, 2015

ManVsBeer
Yeovil Summerset 3.3
Cask @ Baum, Rochdale. Golden-blonde with a thin head. Malts in its nose, with a lot more grain and biscuit in its taste, followed by a pleasant light peachy fruit aftertaste.
Sunday, September 06, 2015

Quack-Duck
Yeovil Pale Ale (YPA) 3.9
bottle from a petrol station somewhere in the west country. Orange golden with a tall white head. Intensive malty base, lots of good aroamtic hops that add citrusy and resiny flavours. Smooth palate. Perfectly balanced, I thoroughly enjoyed this one.
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

AshtonMcCobb
Yeovil Fabarillo 3.3
On cask at Henry’s Bar, Paignton, Devon. Appearance - golden with a proportionate head. Nose - light lemon and grapefruit. Taste - dry lemon pith and dry malt. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - the nose promised more than the taste delivered. But not bad!
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Gary
Yeovil Yolo #3 Citra 3.6
Cask @ The Tiger Inn , Bridport . The Citra hops are obvious as they climb out the glass in an accent of American citrus zest .. with a musty woody pine vibe that makes me visualize a log cabin in some rustic forest .... like in a Friday the 13th movie. Grapefruit notes too ! A bright murky banana yellow beer with just a small ass ring of white. I like Citra hops , the citrus vibes they offer in beers like Sierra Nevada Torpedo do grare things to pale ales as is custom . This beer is mild . sure the citra is vibrant but its still medium on any kinda bitter onslaught ....If the hops were turned up a little more this would be a better pale ale . its a bit unassuming , but still a pretty good beer .
Sunday, June 21, 2015

Aniela
Yeovil Stout Hearted 3.2
From my backlogg: Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Black beer with an offwhite head. Roasted chocolate caramell licorice tar aroma. Fruity dark fruits tar licorice salty vinous flavour.
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mr_Pink_152
Yeovil Ruby 3.4
Pint from the Raven, Bath. Deep reddish brown, with a tan head.Aroma has plenty of malt and caramel, but also pear, the taste starts with a caramel and fruity sweetness, with a light sweet finish.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Rob_D_UK
Yeovil Posh IPA 3.2
Pours a light copper with a white head. Decent hop aroma. Taste is bitter and lasting.
Sunday, May 17, 2015

BeerViking
Yeovil Posh IPA 3.3
Gravity at Kingston Beer Festival 2015, amber-gold with a fast-settling head, golden fruit and caramel nose, body is sweetish with a drying and herbal edge. Bitterness is light and earthy. Like a Hellerbock but with English hops.
Friday, May 15, 2015

ForlornHope
Yeovil Summerset 3.5
Bottle at home. Pours a light orange colour with a small head that quickly goes. Light aroma of floral, pine hop. Taste is quite sweet with a good bitter balance. Lots of flavours, rich malt and fruit, perhaps also a little spicy. Good carbonation, the finish is a good balance of sweetness and dryness. A very pleasant beer.
Sunday, May 10, 2015

renffisch
Yeovil Posh IPA 3.8
Cask at spoons Wimbledon. Clear dark amber colour. Sweet fruity hop nose, a bit soapy. Well balanced fruity malt flavours with a gorgeous grass hoppy end. Lovely.
Thursday, May 07, 2015

tdtm82
Yeovil Posh IPA 3.7
Cask, Ale House, Chelmsford, fresh on, 24th April 2015. White lacing. Golden colour. Clean yeast. Really reminds me of Crouch Vale Brewer’s Gold. Good use of malt. Clean. Grapefruit. Lemons. Nice bitterness.
Friday, April 24, 2015

SarkyNorthener
Yeovil Posh IPA 3
Cask@the bellweather, wednesbury. Golden amber beer with small head and good lacing. Aroma is malts and some musty hops. Taste is a litgle fruity, dry biscuit and musty hops. Ok beer.
Monday, April 13, 2015

Niall73
Yeovil Posh IPA 3.3
Cask at JDW, Balham. Pours Amber gold with a white head. Nice zesty, floral trop fruit aroma. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Bread, lemon, caramel, orange, a little metal... OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, April 10, 2015

TEJA
Yeovil Stout Hearted 2.7
Bottle sampled at Björn, thanks. Small light brown head. Dark brown color. Chocolate aroma. Light chocolate malt taste. No sweetness. Small body and low carbonation.
Monday, April 06, 2015

ForlornHope
Yeovil Lynx Wildcat 3.3
Bottle conditioned at home. Orange-amber in colour with a small white head. Aroma is of sweet malt and spicy, pine hop. Sweet initial taste, with a good balance of bitterness and citrus hop. Solid, malt body with a little fruit and a long dry bitter finish. Lively carbonation. A good beer, I would have another.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Leighton
Yeovil Stout Hearted 3.4
Draft at GBBF 2014 - London. Pours rich brown with red highlights and a foamy cap. Lightly smokey, with well toasted bread, burnt grains, mellow dried cherries, burnt meat, earth. Light bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Finishes with notes of earth and toasted bread. Fine.
Sunday, March 15, 2015

Iznogud
Yeovil Star Gazer 3.4
Cask at the The Counting House, Glasgow. Pours amber orange with off-white head. Caramel, toffee, fruit, some hops and bitterish finish. Not bad.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

ForlornHope
Yeovil Pale Ale (YPA) 3.5
Bottle at home. Pours very lively, with a massive head. The sediment is also quite loose, so some got in the glass. If this bothers you, perhaps chill the beer for a bit. Orange in colour, the head does settle to a nice tight white collar. Aroma of pine, resinous hop and fruit gums. Taste is a little sweet, then bitter. Lively carbonation, a tasty beer with more fruit gums and a massive bitter finish. Overall - pretty good.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

ForlornHope
Yeovil Star Gazer 3.5
Bottle at home into a pint glass. Pours a clear red-brown colour with a pillowy white head; quite effervescent. Interesting aroma of biscuit malt and rich hop. Floral and spicy. Taste is more biscuit malt, sweet and almost crunchy with a medium bitterness. Dry finish, with more leafy hop and herbal bitterness. Overall, a really nice beer. Interesting, loads of flavours and would definitely have another. After some so-so to awful beers lately I really appreciate this.
Friday, February 20, 2015

AdiBeer
Yeovil Ruby 3.1
Aroma: caramel and grain malts. Appearance: brown, small, frothy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: malty sweets continue, grains, bread, flat carbonation. Overall: decent Bitter, nice palate, but not quite in the top league. Pint at The Raven, Bath.
Sunday, January 11, 2015

Mr_Pink_152
Yeovil Summerset 2.9
Part of my 2013 backlog. Pale golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma has some floral hops, taste does too. Not awe inspiring.
Thursday, January 01, 2015

Beese
Yeovil BST 1.8
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 1 Aug 2012. Poured a lightly hazy golden colour, with a spotty white head. Aroma of flat malt, floral hop and light sulphur. Malty flavour, with bitter, metallic notes and some fruity esters. Finish was very unpleasant, with cooked apples, copper and some sourness. Not well kept.
Sunday, December 07, 2014

Giochaurand
Yeovil Star Gazer 3
Cask. Pours dark copper with low head. Aroma is caramel. Taste is malts and hops with a nice finish.
Thursday, November 06, 2014

anders37
Yeovil Stout Hearted 3.2
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.
Monday, October 27, 2014

Beese
Yeovil Lynx Wildcat 3.2
Cask at The Watford Beer Festival 2012. Poured amber, with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, grassy hop and oranges. Toasted malt flavours, with some flowery hop and citrus. Finish was biscuity malt, raisins and earth.
Friday, October 24, 2014

Stuu666
Yeovil Star Gazer 3.1
Cask at the Guildhall and Linen Exchange. Pours pale amber, nose is sweet toffee, taste is thin, crisp, bitter.
Sunday, October 12, 2014

Mr_Pink_152
Yeovil Star Gazer 3.1
pint from the Royal Hop Pole JDW, Tewkesbury. Amber colour with next to no head. Aroma of sweet malt with some hops. Flavour was also slightly sweet with a bitter finish.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Quack-Duck
Yeovil Posh IPA 3.8
bottle from a petrol station in Yeovil. Hazy, deep golden colour with a fluffy and persistant white head. Resiny hoppy nose with a touch of fruit. Medium-bodied, shy but solid malty base supporting the robust resiny, grassy and citrusy hops very well. Perfectly balanced, with a smooth and pleasant palate and a lingering hoppy finish.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

rlgk
Yeovil Stout Hearted 3.6
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Black beer with a small head. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, licorice, cocoa and tar notes, some figs. Fruity vinous flavor, raisins, tar, cocoa, some licorice.
Sunday, September 21, 2014

imdownthepub
Yeovil Fabarillo 2.8
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Festival ’14. Hazy amber with slight white head. On the sweet side with a fruity maltiness, slightly soured later and a vague flowery note. All a little understated.
Friday, September 19, 2014