SilkTork (5806) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2009
500ml bottle - live. I thought I’d already had this in the cask - at the Cambridge festival. Perhaps in a lost notebook somewhere. The beer surges out of the bottle and just keeps on coming. I thought it might be infected, but no - it’s just a damned lively yeast! It’s a pleasant golden ale - light and refreshing with a delicate citric note. Good stuff. cluny6 (115) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2008
Cloudy, golden with zero head. Taste is fruity and malty. It has some hops but not a lot. Zero carbonation. Taste like a barley soup. Watery. D+ sm89walt (2080) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2008
Bottle. Hobson’s Choice is a hazy (because of the fairly large pieces of floating sediment) orange beer with a tall and fluffy head that takes some time to disappear. The aromas are somewhat reminiscent of the few Belgian ales that I’ve had - malty, with slight banana notes and hints of cereal. The flavours on the other hand, I found decidedly disappointing. There’s almost no maltiness to be detected and the hops are quite zesty and there’s also a slight hint of sour apples. A bit too carbonated on the palate, but the finish, although standard, isn’t terrible. cgarvieuk (25744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2007
Bottle at home ... golden amber ... yeast bready hop nose .. mostly citric hop ... quite sharp just not working. bitter finish Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2007
Cask condtioned @ Cambridge Blue, Cambridge. Balanced bitter. Biscuity malt and earthy hop. Easy drinking.
stoutfellow2 (20) - Peterborough, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2007
Cask, Cambridge Blue. Boring, murky gold beer. No discernable hop character. Very little maltiness. Dull johndoughty (5521) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2007
Bottle. Hoppy and very clear.A tastes of citrus lingers and a slight drop of sediment was left at the end. Quite an unusual and interesting bitterness.Easily the best I have tried from this brewery. FatPhil (16953) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2007
Draught (Cambridge Blue, Cambridge)
Light Orange, no head. Mildly sweet malt and hoppy aroma - another bitter. Tastes fairly standard bitter, but on swallowing leaves an orange zestiness on the tongue. DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2007
Bottle thanks to Ronnie from the 3 Judges as a present. Some bas**d put this in the coldest of cold fridges in my work for 3 days till it went clowdy it was that cold, so i had to leave it in my cuboard (my cellar) for a week or so to sort itself out, but still probably not in the best nick. Aroma is fruity as, dryed apricots are key, sweet lemon, peach melba over a biscuity malt base. Taste is bit hops hit the tongue, followed by fruit and a serious hit of biscuit malt, the finish slowly fades into dryness but the flavours stay. Im drinkign this right now, thats why such a detailed rating. DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2007
Bargain, almost-out-of-date bottle from Tesco. Pours a dull gold with an aggressively fizzing head of scummy, big-bubbled suds. Big, swirling chunks of yeast. Apple-accented fruitiness in the snout, with sniffs of Tripelish wood. Earthy, flat and fruity with hints of apple or pear and vanilla. Paracetemol aftertaste lingering nastily. Has the feel of a not-quite-right homebrew or end of festival beer about it. Plughole-bound, but not in prime condition.