imdownthepub (14961) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2003
Cask Conditioned at The Olde Reinedeer, Banbury. This is the 3rd year for this light golden beer from Hooky brewery. The first it was delicious, but last year it was decidedly average, but this year its back to form and better. The new head brewer at the brewery has really put in some hard work and this delicious summer beer is a good example. Strong malts come through but little sweetness and then a big grapefruit woosh, probably there is too much flavour for long sessions but a very tasty beer nevertheless. Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2004
The best HN beer I've had. Quite pale and modern looking with peach, hops and malt on the nose. A fresh citrus hop flavour with biscuity malt and a drying, quite bitter finish. Not in the usual HN mould, but none the worse for it - a class act. (cask at pub near Coventry) chriso (7583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2006
Cask (handpump) at the Willow Walk (JDW), Victoria. Nearly ignored this as I was convinced I had rated it before. Glad I didn’t. Bright, pale gold colour. Hoppy and aromatic on the nose. Even more so on the palate. Lots of citrus. Insistent, developing bitterness. Very crisp and clean. Maybe a bit one-dimensional, but damn nice stuff.
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2006
Cask conditioned @ Giddy Bridge (JDW), Soton. Citrussy hop aromas. A little sweetness to start with dry quite bitter finish with zesty grapefruity pith. Fin (10699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2009
Cask at The Elephant and Castle, Bloxham, Oxon, 29-03-09 Plenty of citrus hoppiness and some good maltiness in this beer. I can’t quite believe I’ve never rated it before when I’m convinced that I’ve had it plenty of times. Very moreish beer, I had three pints between Morris Dancing (its thirsty work yer’ know) Nicely bitter and I don’t know but it tasted so good for being that much closer to the brewery. A7 A4 F7 P4 OV14 3.6
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2012
UPDATED: APR 15, 2012 Cask conditioned handpump Brunswick Derby. A light orange coloured beer with a white head. Fruity and hoppy. House yeast works well in this. Good citrus flavours from the hops and a nice balancing body providing malt base. Nice bitterness. Tasty. Score 3.5oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2012
Subsequent rating scored 3.4 Score unaltered
[email protected]HenrikSoegaard (14291) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 29, 2009
Beer Festival 2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is floral, citrusy, herbal and mildly wooden. Flavour is caramel, fruits, nectar and some mild vanillaish notes.
Cask at Cockney Pub. Creamy white fair mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Grassy notes. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Long nioce moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Excellent. Imaena (2328) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 9, 2013
Draught. This is a nice refreshing golden ale that goes down smooth. Perfect spring beer. FatPhil (16647) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 15, 2014
UPDATED: APR 18, 2014 Gravicask (HBF2014, Friday)
Honey and dry hops in the aroma. Soft palate, carbonation low. Similar soft sweet malts in the taste. Finish excellent - beautiful hops, some zesty aromatics, a nice bitter hint, and some rich earthiness.
Rerate: Gravicask(HBF2014, Saturday)
Sweet soft real ale aroma - classic modern pale bitter. Soft palate, carbonation low. Sweet malts, a little biscuity, a little starchy. Resiny dry hops, leaves a pucker and your tongue curled up. Not quite as good as yesterday’s.