davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 5, 2011
On Cask at Wetherspoon Stansted. Great combination of flavours. Aroma of wet leaves and citrus, with a hint of caramel. Taste is sweet, with sour and bitter notes. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Pale, with a frothy head. markas101 (2562) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Cask, The Swim Inn, Wetherspoon Ale Festival. Amber orange appearance, sweet alcoholic peach aroma. Thick and sweet then long but subtle pepper finish that sticks in the mouth. cgarvieuk (26717) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2011
cask at AGBell ... golden amber ... creamy white head ... soft sour lemon nose ... dll toffee malts ... light lemon sour shar finish ... but not unpleasant ... bitte lemon peel finish leaparsons (10976) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2011
Cask, Highcross, Leicester. Golden with a bubbly foam. Aromas are stewed apple and pear with lemon, melon and grapefruit. Caramel and pineapple with toast and yeast. Flavours are sweet mixed fruit with lemon zest and bitterness. Lots of pithy lemon peel with spritzy yeast on the palate. Hints of caramel and toffee beneath the hops. Pretty good. AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2011
Golden coloured ale with a miminal head. Quite a hoppy beer, dominated by a fireyness to it, there’s better beers that I’d call firey though.
orangesol (986) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Had this one at the 4th annual Lititz cask beer festival.
A - Pours golden amber with a small white head leaving light lace down the glass.
S - Smells of wet grass, citric hops, caramel malt, and fresh apples. This one smells ok but it really didn’t blow me away here.
T - Starts off with some citric hop bitterness quickly giving way to a mix of caramel sweetness, fresh cut grass, apples, and some other light fruitiness. Some biscuity feel creeps in toward the end but it isn’t strong enough to effect anything.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Slick, bitter feel that clings to the pallet throughout the experience.
O - This was my last beer at the festival and it was a pretty good way to end the day. It had good overall balance and madmitch76 (27114) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
12th October 2011harrisoni (19854) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
Crosse Keys Spoons. Clear gold beer, residual white head. Tangy dried fruits with an odd estery pear note, banana too, coming through quite strongly. Finishes with sweet orange marmalade and then mild bitterness. Not at all unpleasant but a little off the wall.
Cask handpull at Crosse Keys Spoons. Clear deepish gold sparse white head. Its an ok fruity strong golden ale. Decent hops on finish. Bit warm and not great nick. Its ok. Whatever. My palate is a mess. Its fine. Leighton (23350) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2012 Cask at Penderel’s Oak, JDW, London. Pours gold with a creamy, white head. Sugary biscuits and straw on the nose. Medium sweet flavor, lots of buttery diacetyl, bread, dough, light grain and straw. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Bit of sticky sugar in the finish, crunchy hay and straw, light dough. Nothing special. bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
Gravity cask at J J Moons, Ruislip Manor. Deep hazy gold with a thin bubbly rim. Fruity full bodied ale with dusty hops and a slightly spicy edge (ginger)? Not in brilliant condition.