scotty (1235) - SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2012
Cask at the Fox and Hounds, Denholm, just along the road from the brewery. Burnt gold in colour, with a finger thick white head, lasts well, leaving an attractive lace. Well balnced brew with good malt presence and a big citrus hoppy bite, crackin’ stuff! We walked 5 miles from Hawick to try this, well worth the trek! imdownthepub (15528) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2011
Cask conditioned at Burts Hotel, Melrose, Scottish Borders. Amber with white head. Light bittersweet beer, quite soft and fruity with a light bready note. Lasting on the palate, really quite pleasant. gowdy (1116) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2015
Cask half pint at The Paisley Beer Festival. A medium brown colour with a hint of red. daniele (9888) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2012
ambrata poca schiuma non molto persistente inizio luppolato con note citriche erbacee lieve malto un tocco di cereale amaro medio lieve terroso un leggero fruttato mela BlackHaddock (7960) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
500ml bottle poured into a UK pint sleeve at home on 12th June 2015. Clear amber body, smooth white blanket of foam on top. Caramel like malty molasses in the aroma, toffee notes also. The taste is leaning towards sweetness from the start, a drier and slightly bitter finish awaits you at the end of each sip. My sweet tooth liked this, the semi-sweet maltiness pushing the hops well back in the ’Game Bird’ pecking order (see what I did there?) throught the brew until the last drop.
The_Osprey (9723) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2017
August 2017 - Cask, handpull, at GBBF 2017, Kensington Olympia. As 'Born In The Borders Game Bird'. Amber orange, clear and still, foamy off-white head. Aroma is resinous, rye, oatcake, malt sugars. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is sugary, light rye and oat, soft citrus with a resinous finish. Decent. (6-4-6-4-14=3.4) Bullit (4825) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Cask @ Doctors. Slightly hazy golden colour, off-white bubbly head. Nose is citric, fruity. Flavour is citric, followed by biscuit malts. Fruity and drinkable. Stuartyboy (1802) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2013
On cask at the doctor’s clear amber beer with grassy and citrus notes slight underlying honey sweetness Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
Bubbly head, bronze-amber colour. Dark stone fruits and lively pale and amber malts - balance and complexity. Tastes a bit simpler, with a dash if caramel, diacetyl, and not as bright a hop character.