TimE (5609) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Lytham Beer Festival.
Light amber/copper colour. honey and hoppy flavour. above avarage
Rune (12071) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 (8358) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 (8846) - ITALY - AUG 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
oro intenso florale luppolo discreto malto leggera maltatura poi amaro da luppolo persistente buona aromaticità
MiP (15454) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Refreshing, citric aroma. Clear grey/golden colour. Nice roasted and nutty flavour, even though it is a little thin. Very nice roastedness.
Christian (13341) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask/GBBF. Hazy orange with a small white head. Grass and orange aroma. Dry with quite a hoppy finish.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Charlies, Copenhagen. Golden colour with a small off white head. Light malty, sweet aroma with pine bitter notes. Vague caramel sweet flavor with hoppy pine bitter notes. Dry, hoppy and bitter finish.
FatPhil (15575) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2004)
This was an odd one - quite simply, it smelt off. Yet it tasted pretty darn good. Very full flavoured, with no sharp peaks. Lingering bitterness provided the finish. 2nd best of the fest, for us. Should re-rate.