kermis (12689) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Hoop and Grapes, Aldgate. Near clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma of light fruits, caramel and malt. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium bodied with very soft carbonation.
Johnstledger8 (1121) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 27, 2017
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Pours a clear golden orange with a thin sudsy off white head. Aroma is of orange, citrus, grassy, floral, honey. Taste is of orange, grassy, caramel. Light oily mouthfeel, no carbonation.
theprof (880) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Aroma modestly grain bread malt and earth but unremarkable. Appearance is better with an orange golden amber body and a white thin lace top that stays. Taste is as modest as the scent.but the requirements of a pale in terms of pale malts and light floral hops are there (insipidly). I don’t think the technicians at St Austell or the suits at Nicholson stretched their taste buds too much here. A craft brewer would have done more for the brand.
R4N5H (1111) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap (cask) at The Magpie, London on 17-Oct-2016. Clear reddish amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of bread, malt and earthy hops. Medium body and soft carbonation. Smooth taste - bread, caramel, and malt. Light bitterness, and bittersweet finish. Nice, but a little light.
Beerhunter111 (19859) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Fast klare orange goldene Farbe, mittelgroße weiße schaumkrone. Geruch mild hopfig, zitronig, leicht nussig. Geschmack trocken hopfig, getreidig malzig, helles malz, uninteressant.
Benzai (15301) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask shared with rlgk, fonefan and beerhunter111. Clear rusty orange color, average sized creamy beige head that lasts for a long time. Smell and taste malts, lightly bitter. Hardly any flavor to it. Meh.
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Honeyed cereals meet mineral notes in this slick, drinkable brew.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the cleae golden.
-The mouthfeel is quite suave. One of the beer’s best features.
-Hops are a bit shy to my liking.
-This remains a finely drawn pint that is light years ahead of the macro lager they serve next to it.
On cask at The Pump House, Brighton.
Derbeth (889) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Light body, smooth, light bitterness, grassy. A bit boring after drinking a half.
Scopey (14215) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the King’s Head in Mayfair. It pours clear deep amber with a medium white head. The aroma is earthy, brown bread, toffee and biscuit. The taste is smooth, bitter - sweet, malt-driven, brown bread, biscuit, toffee, toasted nut and some orange marmalade on the back-end. Finish is dry. Medium body and soft carbonation. Well-rounded and rather drinkable bitter. Decent.
WillRunForBeer (2591) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask pour at St Georges Tavern, Central London. Pours medium dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, fruity esters. Flavor is caramel, grass and wildflower hop. Good balance. Bitterness persists after the sip. Not my favorite style, but this is good for what it is. No flaws.