berkshirejohn (6588) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2007
Cask at the Carousel Lounge, Hythe, Kent. Slightly hazy orange-amber colour with a cream head; spicy hop aroma with some fruit; taste is quite mineral at first, developing an apricot fruitiness but with a flinty edge; clean citrus finish. Overall the rather strange mineral tones seem to dominate and give this beer a rather sour edge. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2012 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel, Northampton. A dark copper coloured beer with an off-white head. The aroma is malty with notes of crackers. A crunchy crackeer like maltiness to the taste. Really easy to drink and very sessionable. Tasty stuff. Score 3.5hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2007
Subsequent rating scored 3.3. Average becomes 3.4
Cask at ’Spoons, Milton Keynes. Orange gold with a small white head. Sweet fruity aroma and malty taste with a little late bitterness. Fair enough. DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2007
cask @ Wetherspoon’s Penderels Oak, Holborn - Burnt golden colour, frothy head, cream and citrus notes, light body - no carbonation, lemon, grapefruit and apple, refreshing if not remarkable. Unexpected matly taste. harrisoni (19006) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2007
Cask gravity at Bowl Inn, Charing. Copper with thin beige head. Delicate roasted caramel and earthy hop aroma. Very tasty session bitter. Good earthy bitterness on finish, quite citrusy, but good malt balance. Terrific session bitter from one of the better English breweries.
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2007
Cask at local club. Dark golden with white head. This was very lively beer even after several days still pouring with big head. Malty sweet with quite bitter finish. detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2007
From the cask at Ye Grapes, Mayfair. Orangy brown body, small head. Very soft flavour - I found it a bit sweet, not alot of hops or anything else for that matter. The mouthfeel was a touch syrpy. Short sweet finish. Don’t run to the bar for this one. Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2007
Cask conditioned @ Humble Plumb, Soton. Perfumey floral nose with peanuts and fruit. Slight sour edge to the finish. I found the flavours in here very offputting but I dont think the beer was off, very odd beer. DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2007 I turned to garethyoung and said, " english brewers must put sulphur dioxide into thier beers, as they taste like amonia", im probably wrong but you get the idea of how to ruin a beer. REARTE: Bon Accord, good balanced citrus hops with a bit of caramalt thrown in, no sulphur to be seen at all. dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2006
Cask handpump at The White Horse, Harborne, Birmingham. Copper with a short head. Floral (roses?) malty scent. Nice grapefruit aromas, very fruity with a good mouthfeel. Thought it could have been a bit more bitter though. Nice drinkable beer, but simple.