tombyars (1724) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) on the 14th January 2016. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear dark ruby in colour with a thin creamy buff head. Roast malt grains are evident in the short slightly sweet malty aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts deliver a fruitloaf base with syrupy dates and sweet raisins. Nice earthy flavour to the resiny hop prickle with peppery notes as well. Finish is malty with roast malt grain to the fore along with prunes and dry oak cask flavours full in the mouth. I would certainly call this an Old Ale on the taste though and it would make an excellent session ale.. Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2015
Cask at The Water House (JDW), Durham.
This is a mid-amber beer with a thin, off-white head. The aroma has plenty going on including grass, floral, herbal and syrup touches. The taste is super sweet and syrupy with a spicy, herbal hit and fruity esters reminiscent of a wheat beer. Nothing to write home about. Don2711 (484) - - DEC 21, 2015
Nice one. Spicy taste. Woody flavours. Good strength. Pleasantly surprised. Will try again soon. BeerViking (4947) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Cask at the Hounslow JDW, brown with a lasting white head and a faintly woody and spiced malt nose. Bitter-sweet and earthy-dry, with grassy and herbal hops and a hint of spiced orange juice. mr_h (5718) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2015
Cask, hand-pulled, Sir John Moore, Glasgow, citrus, tropical, fruity aroma, amber with a good, white head and excellent lacing, biscuit, fruity, citrus flavour with a sharp, resiny, bitter finish.
teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 8, 2015
Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a clean golden color with small white head. Aroma is crispy grainy and lightly citrousy. Some grains and starch, but mostly citrus peel in the aroma. Light bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, ok amhart88 (134) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2015
Light seasonal ale. Spices - cloves, some pepper. Has a bitterness to it. Different from the usual Christmas ale stravale (3088) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - DEC 27, 2011
Cask @ The Muckle Cross JD, Elgin
markas101 (2482) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Light golden...clear..dense white head....good lacing
Aroma - Citrus hops, orange, bit of grapefruit, sweet malts - light aroma
Taste of light malts, citrus hops, orange, tangerine, bit of lemon, bit peppery, some spicy hops, quite sweet citrus fruits - good flavour.
Palate - soft carb, medium body, tangy citrus, smooth. Finish - light bitter citrus grapefruit, bit of spice.
Overall - Well made golden ale, well balanced.
Cask, The Francis Newton, Sheffield. Faintly hazy gold, lemon and ginger aroma. Creamy with pronounced pepper and coriander. Medium length finish quite dry. niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2011
On cask at imperial, Exeter. Pale golden with frothy white head. Lemon, quite carbonated with a malt finish . Decent enough.
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