Hugh (212) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2006
Cask/GBBF06 staff bar: copper/brown, deep citric flavour with outstanding bittering hops which last and last in the mouth long after I finished the beer. Easily the best British ale I sampled at the GB. I thought it was outstanding.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2006 1. Cask Handpump at the Head Of Steam, Liverpool 25/06/2001
Amber coloured and slightly pale. Fruity flavour.
2. Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 13/01/2002
Amber coloured with some fruit flavour. Bitter with a dry hop finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Jolly Porter, Exeter 28/12/2002
Golden coloured and slightly pale. Some dryness and sour fruit flavour in a hop finish.
4. Cask Handpump at the Welkin, Liverpool (JDW) 28/08/2006
Some fruit aroma. Amber golden coloured with quite a sour fruit taste. Slightly rich on the palate with a little bitterness in a crisp and dry malt finish. whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Cask at Max’s in Baltimore. Persistent foamy white head and clear body with mild visible carbonation. Aroma of popcorn butter, butterscotch, and light toast. A light, buttery beer with some soft, fruity notes, woodsy hop flavor and firm bitterness. A less than fresh cask may have produced the abundant diacetyl that I’m detecting here. May be better fresher, but as is this is less than stellar. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2005
(cask) Rocky off-white head that leaves beautiful lacing atop a hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange peel, lemongrass, some floral, light caramel. Taste is same as aroma. Watery light-medium body. Nice session beer. RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2005
Bottle. Cloudy brown beer with a strong head. The aroma is fairly dry with a toffee finish and the flavour is refreshing, slightly watery but with a long bitter and toffee/caramel finish. Overall an average beer, nice though.
imdownthepub (14557) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2005
Bottle conditioned as ’On the Tiles’, 500ml. Orange amber beer with slight head. Thin dull flavour, little richness to the body nor finishing notes, just a basic pale ale really. Sharp acidity on the tongue. Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - APR 27, 2005
[Cask conditioned] Amber coloured. Fruity and hoppy aroma and flavour with a bitter finish. Ungstrup (37682) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 4, 2005
[Cask at Volunteers Arms, GBBF, 2004] A dark amber beer with a beutiful beige head. The aroma is of roasted malt - very nice. The flavor is primarily roasted, but also with a tone of sweet malt. The end is quite dry. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2004
Pale copper. Grassy hoppy aroma with a light notes of butter. Aromatic but a bit unclean flavour grassy hops and butter. Long grassy aftertaste. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Hazy golden color, enormous fluffy white head, softly, slowly shifting down.
Nose is nothing much. I can’t find a thing, but...at least it’s not bad.
Bitter citric taste up front,freshly hoppy. Lemon zest and yeast, rides long on the tongue and in the mouth. Taste...well...there it is...not very "rebellious", just a decent bitter, smooth, slightly fruity, with that lightly lingering hoppiness, easy drinking all the way, creamy and quaffable. Yadda, yadda.