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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Special;
This smooth, golden-coloured ale, brewed especially for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival, has hints of berry on the nose, leading to a spicy berry flavour which culminates in a lingering bitterness. Hops used: Marynka, Pilgrim

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2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jackl (8423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Cask @ The Willow Walk. The pour’s medium amber with virtually no head. The nose is bright honeyed breakfast cereal, some sweet syrupy fruits, angel food cake. The taste is overly sweet pound cake, some honey, light grass and grain. Light body, very sweet and syrupy. Overall, I felt like I had to brush my teeth after this one. Too sweet.


3.1
john44 (3397) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2017
Cask Half Pint – JDW Fest Autumn 2012 - Golden in colour. Fruity; spicy berry fruits. Hoppy; grassy hops. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel. Quite bitter fruity throughout. Drinkable. (2012-11-03)

2.7
Beese (3210) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 3 Nov 2012. Poured amber, with a scummy white head. Aroma of caramel, leafy hop and honey. Dry straw in the flavour, with peppery hop and tinned fruit. Finish was golden syrup, raisins and toast.

3.4
SilkTork (5854) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Oct/Nov 2012. JDW, West Quay - Brighton. Pale amber. Toffee and raisin and plum. Citric edge. Damn fine beer.

3
Finn (8149) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Knights Templar, Chancery Lane 1 Nov 12. JDW Festivaløl. Gyldenbrun. Lavt skum. God fruktig aroma. Aprikos & svisker. Søt fruktsmak som raskt blir litt bitter. Tørr fruktig bitter ettersmak.

2.5
ManVsBeer (10946) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Gold with a thin head. Has a mix of pale malts and woodland fruit in its nose and a dry bitterness.

3.4
DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2012
Cask handpull, The High Cross, Leicester, 16/11/12. Burnished, low-headed orange gold. Orange, fig, raisiny aroma with wicker and acetone. Oh. That aniseed and malted milk biscuit, vanilla thing again. Still and full. Some orange-soapy mellow hop. Really tasty with great malt flavours. But.

2.8
stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2012
Cask @ Standing Order, Edinburgh 141112
Golden light amber, dense thin white head, good lacing
Aroma - light caramel malts, light fruits, hmmm
Taste - Bitter hops, quite spicy, some gloopy sweetish pale malts, peppery hops, some fruity malts, bit odd and astringent
Palate - medium body, smooth texture. Finish - dryish, long linger, peppery, rather astringent and too bitter
Overall - I found this too astringent, bitter and peppery

2.9
Rune (13508) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2012
One-third pint, cask at The Knights Templar. Tiny, off-white head. Slightly unclear golden. Spiced fruity aroma, notes of lemon. Citrus fruity taste followed by resinous bitterness towards the ending. Semi-dry. Quite alright (JDWs real-ale festival, London 01.11.2012).

3.2
yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
From cask at Standing Order. Pours clear and clear golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light crisp hoppy. Bitter, light phenolic and grassy. Herbal, bitter and light bitter finish.

3.7
Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2012
On cask at The Standing Order. Pours a golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma of caramel, biscuity malt, grassy hops and yeast. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Nice and dry to finish.


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