Fin (10542) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
<i> <b> Cask at the Penny Black, JDW, Bicester, Oxon, </i></b> Pours light amber with good clarity, white head and looks in tip op condition having only just gone on. Tons of hoppy citrussness, quite bitter, a sheen of sweetness, nice and juicy, crisp and drying at end. cach0rr0 (2) - , Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2008 does not count
On the weaker side, but an amazing finish. This beer could be a dessert, as it has just the right mix of bitter, and almost buttery flavour. I loved it, shame I can’t find it anywhere. TimE (5827) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 22, 2008
Liquid autumn color. Apricot nose. Body is med, fairly malty with apricots and apples. Straight forward all the way. AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2008
Cask at Lytham Beer Festival.
Light amber/copper colour. honey and hoppy flavour. above avarage Rune (12820) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2008
Overall champion beer of Britain 08 – and winner of the Bitter category. Draught, tutored tasting with Roger Protz at GBBF. Clear, copper-bronze body. Missing head. Malty to the nose. Bitter spicy hops in flavour balanced by biscuit malts. Dry bitter tail. Maybe slightly over the average of bitter British ales (06.08.208).
Svesse (8601) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2008
(Cask at GBBF, London, 6 Aug 2008) Copper colour with brief, white head. Malty, fruity nose with apricots and earthy, dusty hops. Fruity taste with notes of apricots, orange and generous doses of earthy hops in a fairly bitter finish. Solid malt foundation. Fairly dry. Probably not the best beer in Britain, but still nice. Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08. Clear amber. Not too hoppy or flavoursome on the nose or at first sip, but it then delivers a fantastic nutty finish and aftertaste. Very nice. daniele (9066) - ITALY - AUG 7, 2008
oro intenso florale luppolo discreto malto leggera maltatura poi amaro da luppolo persistente buona aromaticità MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2008
Cask. Refreshing, citric aroma. Clear grey/golden colour. Nice roasted and nutty flavour, even though it is a little thin. Very nice roastedness. Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2007
Cask/GBBF. Hazy orange with a small white head. Grass and orange aroma. Dry with quite a hoppy finish.