Tide (3436) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Gallows Bird. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, floral hops, caramel and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, hops and caramel. Very nice real ale.
RichTheVillan (7429) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Barton Arms; clear golden amber pour with bubbly white head, light malt aroma, taste is all very subdued a light citrus hop along with a small amount of sweet malt, slightly bitter.
Theydon_Bois (18465) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Victoria, Rugby - 12/12/12.
Clear golden with a thin white head that retains well. Good lacing ensues.
Nose is a little thin, pale malts, light hoppage, summer fruits.
Taste follows, light fruits, hops, mineral tones, light orange notes.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation, nice smooth feel on the palate.
Decent enough no frills attached beer.
Bullit (4535) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ 2nd Larbert Beer Festival. Golden colour, off-white bubbles. Aroma is malty, hint of smoke, peppery. Flavour of malts, smoke, pepper. Well hopped. Fairly dry, slightly bitter.
Fin (10161) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, gravity at Merton Winter Beer Festival 05-01-10 Pours gold with a white head, there is a floral and honey nose to this, in fact it has a quite lovely aroma. Taste is fine but its a case of ’After the Lord Mayors Show’ when compared to the aroma, I find it fruity, with just a touch of the honey in the nose showing, I don’t really get much else. Whilst I don’t think thiis would have been the beer of the festival it was easily the quickest to sell out. A8 A4 F6 P3 Ov13 3.5
imdownthepub (14038) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Merton Winter Beer Fest 2010. Pale gold with white head. Bright and light golden ale, cereal notes with a greenish flavour. Perfumed, fruity hops, yes Duncan I got Gooseberry too and the tangy finish. Pretty reasonable.
DruncanVeasey (8217) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at the brewtap. Straw capped with thinning white. Dab of sour winegummy lemon and gooseberry fruit aroma immediately reminiscent of....Orval??. Yep, flavour chewy with gooseberry and orange hop, lingering dry husky malts, flour, drop of disinfectant, peanut. Dry, fruity and very slightly sour like a juvenile Orval shandy. Praise indeed.