DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
1. Cask Stillage from the outside bar of the Black Horse, Darwen 21/05/2005
Clear golden coloured slightly pale and hoppy. Some fruit flavour and dryness in a malt finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 30/05/2005
Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity. Slightly creamy malt finish. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2010 Cask conditioned - handpump - OGs Wellingborough. A very pale almost clear green coloured beer. The aroma is a bit thin and there appears to be a little apple and cleaning fluid. The taste is weak with more apple notes. Tastes almost green but I know the barrel had been on a few days. Disappointing as I really want to like this brewery. Score 2.2chriso (7583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2011
Subsequent rating scored 2.5. Average becomes 2.3
On cask (handpump) at Great British Beer Festival, day 3 on 6 August 2009. The latest in a seemingly endless procession of golden ales at this festival. Nothing particular in this one to distinguish it from the opposition. Gold with some haze. Lightly fruity. Clean enough. Respectable but could use some more hop bite. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2009
A Mes rate: cask at the Market (no) Porter.berkshirejohn (6588) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
Aroma is very mineral but the hops are pretty decent. Very pale gold colour with a thin white head. Good earthy but pale malt flavour, enjoyable bright hoppage and sadly, a faint meaty note. Solid lightly bitter finish. Not bad.
Cask at the Kingston Arms, Cambridge. Straw with a thin white head; light citrus aroma; sweet, floral, honeyed flavour; lightly bitter and slightly salty finish. Very pleasant.
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2009
Cask in the market porter. Alround rating: Pale, very very pale in colour, pale biscuity lightly grainy malts, citurs and other fruity notes. Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Cask, Far From The Madding Crowd, Oxford. Slightly hazy gold, white head. Cinnamon, yeast, mineral and dried apricot aroma. Toasty malt flavor, spice, a nice warm touch to the finish. Simple, young, refreshing.