Theydon_Bois (17639) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Cloisters, Edinburgh - 08/12/12.
Clear light golden with a good sized dense white head. Good lacing ensues.
Nose is light pale malts, cereals, light citrus.
Taste follows, light floral tones, hops, touch of mango, citrus notes.
Medium bodied, soft fine carbonation, smooth on the palate.
JohnRMurdoch (4495) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Counting House. Rich golden amber colour, good head. Cereal citrus hop aroma. Resin citrus hop flavour. Bitter aftertaste. A good golden ale.
stravale (2878) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ JDW Inverness 071212
Pale straw, clear, thick dense white head, good lacing
Aroma - light citrus hops, hint of lemon
Taste - soft sweet pale malts, soft fruits, light citrus, touch of lemon, light flavour, nice n easy
Palate - light body, fairly oily. Finish - soft mellow pale malts, soft citrus, some cereal malts
Overall - Bit low on flavour but what was there was nice and there’s no faults here - one of their better ones
McNeillR (2243) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Standard malt spikes in the nose for Houston, lime cordial tinge to a light yellow body and non existent head. Sharp undiluted citrus on initial taste but a very watery palate and drafty hop finish. Oily mouthfeel with a gritty finish that leaves your teeth with a squeaky barely water lick, in keeping with a Kiwi(!) but not too pleasant with an NZ hopped beer.
Cask, Bow Bar.
mr_h (4950) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by handpump at Three Judges, Glasgow - clear yellow, bubbly white head, mild floral hop aroma, citrus, slight sharpness, easy to drink
cgarvieuk (22152) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at the bow ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft floral ... light lemon hop ... sweet clean juicy hop front ... soft lime linger ... quite light on flavour but still nice