ianwelby (1524) - SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2012
Clear amber with a thin, disappating head. A balance, slightly fruity flavour but not strong enough and because of that it seems a bit unremarkable. Pleasant enough but nothing special. yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
From cask at the The Hengler’s Circus. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy, crisp hoppy, light peachy and grapefruit. Bitter, light toasted malty, crisp grapefruity, mild declining peachy hops into a smooth, yet dry and bitter finish. DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
That Spoons under the library, Brum, 10/11/12. Dark bronze with a scummy film of head. Liptons peach iced tea aroma. Hideous, simplistic peach iced tea, crystal malt-sodden tinned peach flan/ US DIPA flavour. Chemically bitttersweet. I can appreciate some people will love this but I don’t.
Rune (13506) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2012
Pulled from cask at The Knights Templar. Festival ale shared with Finn. Clear amber coloured body, bubbly surface. Aroma of floral fruity hops. Shells of grapefruits and dried fruits in flavour. Hop fruity ending. Food friendly and refreshing. Not thin at all. Great session qualities and, in fact, one of the best of 43 sampled JDW festival real ales (London, 01.11.2012). madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
26th October 2012
DanielBrown (4546) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2012
Shakespeare’s Head Spoons. Clear amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate with mild carbonation. Nice creamy neutral malt supports good hops. Fresh bitter orange peel with a trace of lemon. Whisper of pine. Sweet tropical fruits on the back end. Hangs together well but by the bottom of the glass the thin palate was starting to grate somewhat. Smooth finish with mild bitter linger.
Hand pull at Solomon Cutler, Birmingham. Wow. Really, really good. Sensationally beautiful hop flavour - so big and lustrous. Rich scent, slippery mouthfeel. Flavours of tangerine, bitter grapefruit. Comfortably better than anything I’ve drank in Wetherdpoons for donkeys years. Better than most other things in fact. Some water in there somewhere, but hey, at 3.5% give me an effing break. mr_h (5931) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2012
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear amber, foamy beige head, citrus and floral hop aroma, grapefruit, lemon flavour, bitter citrus aftertaste, lot of flavour for such a low abv imdownthepub (15326) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2012
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Amber with white head. Slightly perfumed note to this at the start, but then a citrusy, lemon type bitterness takes over making this pretty refreshing and dry. Hoppy throughout, pretty decent. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton 26/10/12. An amber coloured beer with a white bubbly head. An excellent low ABV hop monster. Tons of grapefruit citricity and bitterness. Does have that papery edge that can creep into a beer so weak yet exceptionally hoppy, but it’s so flavoursome. A hint of tropical fruit too. Lovely. Seems so sad that this is in the bitter category. We need a half IPA style. berkshirejohn (6652) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
Cask at The Greyhound (JDW), Maidenhead. Golden amber with a tight cream head; aroma of resinous hops with a smattering of birch twigs; soft and creamy in the mouth to start, until the hops kick in with a rich, woody, resinous flavour that’s sustained; leaving s drying palate. Delicious and remarkably full bodied for the strength.