Beese (3051) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Stillage at the Fullerians Beer Festival, Watford on 2 March 2013. Poured a hazy amber, with a halo of white head. Aroma of summer fruits, grassy hop and bread. Tropical fruit flavours, some brown sugar and biscuity malt. Finish was toffee, roasted nuts and some resin. Oakes (18209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Light amber and a hint of fruitiness. Metallic caramel character, with a decent complexity. gunnar (9333) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2014
On cask at The Devonshire Arms, Cambridge. Pours clear copper with no head at all. Aroma is deep malts, with fruity hops. Taste is light sweet, toasted caramel, dries up towards the end with flowery and perfumed hops.
yespr (46805) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2013
From cask at Pembury Tavern. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white, creamy head. Aroma is fruity, toasted malty and light phenolic. Bitter, toffee, dry bitter and light herbal. Bitter and dry finish. MartinT (10014) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
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mR_fr0g (12957) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
This mainly fruity Bitter otherwise pairs caramel malts to leafy hops before sharing light tartness within a mildly bitter finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the gleaming copper.
-This is very drinkable, but too fruity for my tastes in the style.
-The fruitiness does not come from the hop bill here.
On cask at The Devonshire Arms, Cambridge.
Gravity at the the fullerians rugby club bree fest. Medicinal berry nose. Caramel flavour nutty. Mid sweet. Some berry. JorgeLee (2168) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
Cask at the Pembury Tavern E8. A coppery coloured bitter. I may have been spoilt by some very high quality beers drunk earlier in the evening, or this may have been subpar in condition but I thought this was pretty poor. Lacking bitterness, I’m not a huge fan of this hop variety, hints of veg and dishwater. a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 Cask; brown, hints of gold, thin head; pleasant yeasty, fruity aroma; smooth, malty, bitter, dry, with a slight citrus tang; bitter, flowery hop finish; well balanced, flavoursome, tasted stronger than it is; a good sound bitter. Fin (10746) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
Cask, handpump at The Devonshire, Cambridge Sat 14th April 2012 with Loz Nice bitter with a very slightly earthy tinge and quality to it, in fact a touch of wet warm woodland leaps out at me. Fruity with a bit of maltiness and some caramel showing, the hoppiness is present but this is more your straightforward bitter and to be fair it is taking a hammering from the Saturnalia. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1 FatPhil (16692) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2012
Cask (Devonshire Arms, Cambridge)
6+ Sweet caramelly aroma, slight pungent hops too.
3 Deep amber, brief loose head.
6+ Marzipan retronasals. Slight mushroominess.
4 Well balanced. Sweet cakey malts with a nice sticky resin bitterness.
13 Very solid bitter, but pales compared to the crispness of the Saturnalia beside it.