TheBeerGod (6216) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Cask at The Lord Moon of the Mall in London. Shared with chris_o. Golden amber with a minimal white head. Nose is mild hops, flowers, some light citrus and grains. Taste is hops, more lighter citrus fruits and grains. Mouthfeel is moderate and smooth. Finish is bitter with faint notes of cereal. Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at The Crosse Keys, in The City. DanielBrown (4502) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2004
Golden body with a white sudsy head. Bitter with a white rose perfume to it. Slight bitter sweet but nice enough. Chris_o joins in the cheeking rating session on the eve of the GBBF 2004.
Hand pulled at the Anchor, Birmingham. A sort of rustic yellow colour, with a sticky head and subsequent lacing. Rather nice this, bitter, murky citrus, with a good hoppy finish, which is pronounced (as it should be). A sort of mulchy, mushy flavour to the hops, rather than freshness, but still good. Medium length finish. chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2004
Pale straw colour. Faint hoppy aroma. Rather malty for a summer ale nd short of zing. OK but, overall, slightly bland and lacking in character. Not that crisp for a quaffer. Cask (handpump), Lord Moon of the Mall, Whitehall, London SW1.
imdownthepub (14546) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2004
Cask Conditioned at The Falkland Arms, Gt.Tew. Yellow gold with thin white head. Light hoppy summer beer, but lacking too much character. Some ashy tea notes with a perfumed overlay. Bitter but thin finish.
SilkTork (5737) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2003
Cask, Rose's, Woolwich. Colour is midway between gold and bitter. And the flavour is also somewhere between the two styles, but in a muddled way rather than anything more interesting. The aroma is pleasantly citric, but the taste is a muddy mix of delicate floral citric tones and the darker orange notes of a bitter. Finish is quite tangy. Not sure about this one. Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2003
Not Mauldon's best. On the lighter side of the "golden" range, with yellow edges. An aroma of brewed tea, with dull tea flavors. A titch of fruitiness emerges but this is unremarkable. (on gravity cask, 2003 Charlbury Beer Festival, Oxon)