sm89walt (1986) - Sydney, - NOV 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask - The Bell Hotel (JDW), Norwich. A clear golden colour with a lasting one-finger white head on the pour. Some citrus, mid fruits and biscuity pale malt on the aroma. Bittersweet on the tongue with more citrus, pale malts, some floral character and then grassy hop towards the finish. A light to medium body, soft palate texture with a medium length, soft intensity finish.
The_Osprey (6862) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as ’Banks and Taylor Santa’s Slayer’. Golden yellow clear still foamy white head. Aroma is bready, light citrus. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is grainy, white bread, gluey, dusty, light bitterness. A nice and very drinkable balanced golden bitter. Looking through the ratings consistency might be a problem, but very good on this showing.
Don2711 (404) - - NOV 25, 2016
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bit bland. Grassy and mild malt. Hint of sulphur doesn’t help. Really nothing special.
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 29 Nov 2012. Poured a clear copper, with a scummy white head. Aroma was very light; some malt, grass and berries. Caramel and dried fruit flavours, with a little spruce hop bitterness. Finish was honeycomb, straw and hop resin.
madmitch76 (22713) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2nd January 2013
Market Porter. Clear amber beer, good cream coloured head. Light palate, softish with mild fine carbonation. Nice! Creamy malt. Mild tangy orange hops. Not bitter! Semi dry finish. Just a whisper of sulphur but otherwise a decent Christmas ale.
rlgk (18765) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at Market Porter, London. Deep golden beer with a quite nice offwhite head. Malty bready aroma, biscuits, some dough, apples, pears, citrus, some toffee. Citrus flavor, pears, bready, yeasty, dough, biscuits. A bit unfresh and with a somewhat strange yeasty finish.
stravale (2878) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ JDW Elgin 241212
Copper, clear, bubbly thin frothy head
Aroma of very faint fruity malts, almost nothing
Taste of caramel malts, sweet caramel, soft fruity malts, touch of dark honey, reasonable flavour, easy drinking, no faults
Palate - Thinnish body, light bitter finish
Overall - Just above average Spoons beer, not bad, not a Christmas beer apart from the pump clip
harrisoni (17484) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask handpull at CountyHotel JDW Ashford. Clear deepish gold colour thin white head. Bit of rubber on this. Ok condition very light in flavour not much hop.
ralphdot (1055) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
4.0% gold colour with a good head, sweet aroma, bitter creasort taste, not good.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump High Cross Leicester 05/12/12. A golden beer with a white head. Biscuity and sweet sugary with a lick of citric hopping. The nose is non-descript save for a hint of sweetness. A nice interesting buttery biscuit in the mouth though.
leaparsons (10054) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Golden brown with a firm cream head. Aromas are grain and biscuit with light red berries and hints of pear. Lemon rind with soft mixed spices Flavours are toast and lemon marmalade with traces of lime. Biscuit with a spicy, fruity dry finish. Decent.