AshtonMcCobb (6604) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe.
Appearance - amber with a neat fluffy head.
Nose - light orange and biscuit.
Taste - more of the same.
Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - not exciting but fairly drinkable. A solid citizen. berkshirejohn (6499) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2016
Cask at the Maidenhead Beer Festival, July 2016. A pale amber pour with a loose white head; sweet floral aroma with some Kentish hops; soft and sweet in the mouth with a barleysugar taste; then drier with a light touch of warming spice betore a lingering barleysugar finish. The_Osprey (7984) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2015
500ml bottle in Blaendulais. Many thanks to Sarah. As ’8 Sail John Barleycorn IPA’, 5.5% BB Feb 2016. Gusher! Hazy orange, sparkling, huge foamy cratered head, full lacing. Aroma is bretty, lemon, funky, toffee, apricot. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, a bit foamy. Taste is apple peel, dry and peppery, light TCP, medicinal notes. Clear unintentional brett infection, which makes this beer a lot better than it would probably otherwise have been. It’s like a young Orval. I’m not rating to style, so this gets an unfairly high rating! Very tasty! niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours hazy amber. Apple sour, some citrus, over carbonated. 8 Sail beers appear to be consistently bad. StueyD (1583) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
A lively beer, didn’t even get it to the glass! A hazy golden yellow coloured beer with a frothy white head. A strong hoppy aroma, loads of citrus fruit and a touch appley. Dry and fizzy mouthfeel. A very tart hop flavour, again, loads of citrus fruit and apples, plus a mouth filling alcohol taste. The finish is long and hoppy.
BlackHaddock (7329) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
30th July 2014, 500ml bottle conditioned: BBD in two days. Poured carefully into a UK pint sleeve at home. No sediment left the bottle so I got an almost clear old gold/tangerine bodied beer, the head a white uneven blanket. A yeasty/slight off aroma and taste from my bottle, some hops coming through, initially this tastes and smells like it might be infected or a little past it’s best. It calms down a little as I let it settle a while in the glass and it became hoppier and more bitter with each mouthful: the beer grew on me as the hops kicked in after what I thought might be an off bottle. In the end it scores OK, but I suggest anyone else drinks it fresher than my ’just before’ it’s BBD. Mr_Pink_152 (5005) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2016 tried a few times but rated from cask at the local JDW. Pale Amber colour with a white head. Aroma fruity sweet, taste mid sweet with a light bitter. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
26th April 2014allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
Hazy gold - amber beer, tidy pale cream coloured head. Palate is softish and airy. Very modest carbonation. Smooth malt, light cream and a touch of caramel. Mild orangey dried fruits. Whisper of spice. Smooth dry finish. Mild marmalade bitter linger. Smooth and well integrated.
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear orange gold, big long-lasting white. Aromas of floral hops, light spice, caramel. Taste is more of the same, really nice balance to this. Good example of the style. leaparsons (10546) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Cask, The Pub, Leicester. Hazy gold with a white foam. Aromas are biscuit and wheat malts with bready yeast and orange rind. Floral honey with mellow lemon. Flavours are spiced oranges with, lots of oranges here, sweet wheaty malt and gentle spices. Some pithy citrus rind bitterness with a dry biscuity finish. Quite thick on the palate. Not bad.