SaintMatty (7444) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013 Theydon_Bois (20215) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, - OCT 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green, 12/10/13.
Clear golden with a good sized off white head.
Nose is lightly vegetal, grass, light citrus.
Taste improves with hop notes, citrus zest, orange pith, lemon rind, toasted malt.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry grassy bitterness in the finish.
Adequate GB, the nose let this one down for me.
Cask (Rockstone, Southampton) - Golden in colour. Tea and gooseberries in the aroma. Hoppy taste with tea, lemon and gooseberries detected. Tasty. DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
UPDATED: APR 9, 2013 Cask @ the Pub, Leicester. Nice golden ale with citrusy hoppy bitterness. Quite nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone leaparsons (10657) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
Cask, Slug and Lettuce, Leicester. Golden with a persistent foam. Aromas are nutty and woody with biscuit malts and hints of apricot jam. Bready yeast with trace aniseed and lychee. Melon with light lemon. Flavours are grassy with biscuit and sweet white grape. Peppery and nutty with grapefruit bitterness. Woody, dry and addictive with a pithy palate. Good stuff. imdownthepub (15008) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Gold with white head. Quite a sharp note from the start, acidic in character but with a grappa, raisin side note. Drying and bitter throughout, Lasting bitterness in a long dry finish. Very decent.
anders37 (26845) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2012
Cask gravity @ Battersea BF 2012. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish. Fin (10743) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
Cask, handpump at The Hope and Anchor, Bristol, 28.01.12 Clear gold in colour, though with a pub that is primarily lit by candlelight I may be a little off with this description, but it looks great. There is a buzzy spiciness in the mouth, touch of ginger, quite dry, bitter pithiness starting to show, some dustiness, likeable. A7 A5 T7 P4 Ov13 3.6 downender (8729) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol, 13/01/2011. Clear gold with a slight white head. Citrus, lemony aroma with grassy hops and biscuity malts. Flavour had more citrus, creamy malts and a bitter finish with a vague suggestion of pine. Good stuff. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2010
A Mes rate. Cask at the Southampton.ladnewton (2002) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2010
Mid gold colour with a short lived white head. A little basic really. Good bitterness, plenty of earth. Nicely citric giving some good lemony notes. It’s good and certainly well balanced I’m just feeling rather underwhelmed. I think I’m being too influenced by the name. I can’t help but expect big hops, what I get is something much straight forward. If it was called Art Brew Bitter, I’d have been really impressed. As it is, I’m left wanting HOPS! Name fail, I’m fickle.
Cask at the Southampton Arms, London on 20th July 2010. Pale amber with thin diminishing whitish head. Don’t be fooled by the malty aroma as a hop kick strikes like a bolt of bitter lightning across the tastebuds.. Cuttingly bitter with vegetable notes, mainly broad beans; dry mouthfeel and long lasting severe bitterness. An intense pint, packing a real punch!