Grumbo (3482) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle, source not noted. Poured dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of toffee, yeast, molasses, dark fruit and biscuit. Medium sweetness and light bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, soft to average carbonation. Beese (3051) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 9 April 2013. Poured a slightly hazy dark orange colour with a tight white head. Fruity aroma, some pastry, brown sugar and very light Belgian yeast esters. Flavours were a sort of cross between a Belgian amber and an ESB; malt heavy, some red current, butterscotch. Finish was dry grain, burnt sugar and some residual Belgian-esque notes. Not bad, but a bit far of the intended mark. john44 (3215) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Apr 2013 during Spoons Festival - Amber Gold in colour. Fruity; apples, pears. Spicy. Hoppy; some hop bitterness. Malty; bready malts, toffee. Some fruity sweetness balanced by slight spicy hop bitterness. Dry finish. OK. Drinkable. SilkTork (5779) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
JDW, Rochester. Quite light bodied, fairly largerish, dry, with yeasty perfume notes. Rather like a Saison. Some medicianl notes suggestive of high temperature fermentation. The dryness suggesting a longish period of cool maturation. Fruity and attractive, though a little rough and dirty. OK. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Masque Haunt London 13/05/13. A brown beer with an off-white head. Sweet yeasty notes with candy sugar effects. Fruity notes in the mouth. Pleasant but something doesn’t sit right. Not sure it’s at its freshest either.
KeefOz (1879) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2013
Tasted 18/4/2013 draught "The Bell", Amesbury, Wiltshire. Poured a clear honey golden colour with a thin line of white bubbles for a head. No lacing. Aroma of sour malt. Taste starts sweetish but turns to sour malts; no real bitterness. Light body. Smooth but sour finish. Not for me. RichTheVillan (8042) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2013
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; I want to make a beer that pisses people off like morph in Tony Hart an interpretation of what’s real but is existential, who thinks Jessica Ennis is hot I do. Martin243 (1209) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
1/2 at the Tilley Stone Gateshead. Bright gold with a thin white head. Spicy cough-drop aroma. First impression was "Leffes tribute", but there was a pleasant creaminess to the texture, and along with the Belgian sharp fruity spiciness, there was a long English bitter finish. If this is meant to be a hybrid, it works for me. DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
The Felix Holt, Nuneaton, 09/04/13. Brilliant slim-lidded gold. Juicy tangerine peel, coriandered aroma. Authentic spiced biscuit, perfumed Belgian flavour. Lengthy biscuit afters. Soft mouthfeel. Plenty finishable. Better than some Belgian cask attempts in previous Spoon’s festivals. Good. tombyars (1724) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2013
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in April 2013. Cask, handpump dispence. Clear pale amber in colour with a clean white thin head. Pleasant fruity aroma of spiced apple crumble, long in the nose. Thin but resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malt base gives a rich Belgian Abbey style with apple and spicy cinnamon notes around a sweet golden syrup and candied fruit. Peppery note to the bitter hop resins in the brief aftertaste. Finish is smooth and malty with golden syrup and boozy pale rum notes evident. An excellent session ale this and well recommended.