chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2005
Cask (gravity dispense). Beer #7 at Bedford Beer Festival 2005. A pale amber coloured basic session bitter. Light and dry, with some earthy hops, gentle bitterness and hints of smoky malt. No huge depth of flavour, as one might expect from a beer of this strength, but quite well done and eminently fit for the purpose intended.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2005
Cask conditioned. Golden coloured. Quite some apples in the aroma and in the flavour. Thin with a short finish. MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2005
Cask @ The Fountain, Cambridge, UK. 29th May 2005DanielBrown (4578) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2005
Rebadged as Fountain Ale at the pub with the same name. A grainy and slightly nut-like flavour. Plenty of barley tannines. Semi sweet aftertaste, with a hint of toffee on the top.
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Golden Bitter, with a small, smooth head. Very dry flavour, in fact I definitely think there is a smoked quality here. Because of the smoke, there is a dusty almost ashy mouthfeel. Long, aggressive finish. Feisty session beer, with pepper hops. DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2005
Straight from the cask as the Chesterfield Beer Festival on 04/02/05.
Mid coppery brown colour.
Quite caramelly in flavour. Very malty. Bit of a odd smell but very quaffable, Bitter & dry. Nice one.
duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2004
[email protected]Spiesy (2337) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2003
Oakdale Arms, Harringdon, N.London. Decent enough cask bitter. Toffee/bready malts, some citrus rind, dry, salty hops in the finish, pleasant.
Cask Conditioned, at the Maidstone Beer Festival.SilkTork (5946) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2003
After an a +1hrs anxious driving down to Maidstone, Kent, I finally arrived at the Museum of Kent Life, after the good help from SilkTork and Crissie, who talked me in from the expressway. Finally I was pulling into the car park, only to fined a silly barstard standing in the middle of the road waving beer at me and blocking my progress. After refocusing my thirst and concentrating on getting into the car park, I relised it Silk the champion, welcoming me and all but handing the beer to me behind the wheel. So began a short (I was late) and focus attack of this unsuspecting be festival. Very gold, headless ale. I think the flavour fairly reflects its ABV, delicate bitter palate and is smooth yet refreshing.
Gravity, Maidstone Beer Festival. It was at this point that a certain Spiesy roared up in his gold Mini. A gentle afternoon's drinking, strolling around the hop fields, checking out the inside of the oast house, watching the Morris Dancers prancing around like complete prats, and tickling the donkey's ears, was completely turned into a chaotic whirlwind as the Australian Rambo led a persistant assault on the rapidly vanishing beers. What took two of us an entire day to consume, Spiesy knocked back in a blurred hour of concentrated and hard drinking. This was the first of a 9 beer barrage. Beautiful perfumed aroma with some apple notes. Lovely flavours. Mmmm. Chrissie says this is a real girlie beer. Sweet malt with brown sugar trimmings. A lovely drop.