Svesse (8357) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at King William IV, Leyton, London, 22 Nov 2012) Golden colour with foamy, white head. Fruity, sourish nose with wild yeast, brett, dry cider and hints of vinegar. Fruity, sour taste with notes of apple juice, vinegar, brett and a tart, yeasty finish. Almost full body, dry and tart. Quite an interesting beer, doesn’t remind me of anything I’ve tried before and it’s definitely not like an ordinary saison. Was hesitant to start, but the beer kind of grows after a while, despite being a touch too sour. Nice one overall, though.
Rune (12071) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, half-pint hand pulled at the brewpub King William IV in Leyton. Excellent atmosphere sitting by the open fire place watching Arsenal vs Villa on wide screen. Close to clear copper coloured body. Naked surface. Farmyard and dried fruits to the nose. Tart and sweet taste added by yeasty fruitiness. Long-lived, mild tart ending. Oily palate. Well bodied and warming down the swallow. Different and nice (London, 24.11.2012).
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
26th August 2012
On tap at the King William IV brewpub. Big thanks to the King William bar manager for the cellar run on this one.Hazy gold beer, residual white head. Lambic sour like nose. Fine carbonation semi dry palate. Mild tangy pleasant citrus with a mild lambic wood and sourness to it. A little floral character. Light dry finish. Not quite sure if this turned out as intended but it’s interesting and pleasant.
Leighton (20591) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at King William IV, London. Pours hazy orange with a weak foam head. Tangy orange and tangerine on the nose. Tangy flavor, light to medium sweet, not quite sour but with plenty of funk and hints of brett, along with bits of sweat and melon. Medium in body with fine carbonation. Faintly warming finish with mellowed tang, some grassy bitterness, funk, light poo, touches of wood, minerals and tangerine. It took a few sips for this beer to grow on me, but by the end of the glass I was pretty damn impressed.