DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Moon Under Water, Manchester (JDW) 29/10/2003
Amber coloured with some floral and sour fruit aromas. Crisp malt finish.
downender (8774) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Portcullis, Bristol, 04/10/09. Amber coloured with an off-white head. Sweetish aroma of summer fruit and caramel, with some orange hops. Flavour of sweet malts with a dry finish. Ok. Svesse (8752) - 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. maeib (8751) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2007
Cask conditioned - handpump - GBBF 2007. A golden coloured beer with a fairly decent hoppy aroma. The taste is dry and a bit farty. Very ordinary and typically English. DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2010 1) Faversham Spoons. Tawny amber with white halo. Lime and leafy hops on the nose. Surprisingly earthy citrus hop with a gnaw of chlorophyll. Bit soily. Clean, abrupt and bitter on the end. Good balancing vanilla, tea and honeyish malt. Lemony, earthy, solidly hopped. Touch of malt nuttiness. Tasty.
2) The Red Lion, Burbage. Caramel, choc, slight hop hum aroma. Brass with draped white lid. Lots of earth, wood sap, mouldy choc. Bittersweet creamy nut linger. Nice. 737313.
larsga (7629) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2010
Medium coarse offwhite head. Brown body. Faint malty sugary aroma. Delicate sweet-dry malty roasty wooden taste with resiny floral notes. Mild, smooth mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dry roasty caramelly aftertaste with dandelion floral notes. Nice, subtle, and drinkable. (0.33l cask at Akkurat, and at some Bishop’s Arms pub.) mjs (7610) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2009
(Cask at Gallows Bird, Espoo, on 2009-01-23) Amber and clear. Small white head. Toffee and hops in aroma. Full bodied and dry palate. Toffee, hint of roastedness, malts, bitterness and sweetness in taste. Malts, toffee and bitterness in aftertaste. BlackHaddock (7586) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
A beautiful sunny afternoon on Friday 7th September 2012 saw my father and I join in R.A.T.2012 (Rail Ale Trail part 2). Split between three bars along the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury railway line: they had over 50 different beers to try: this was one of them.
Half-pint, gravity fed in the fest tent behind ‘The Odfellows’ in Shifnal.
Light amber, golden brown, you choose: a white head tried to sit on top, but failed to stay around too long.
Not too sure how this became CAMRA Champion Beer a few years back as it wasn’t any better than other beers on the day I tried it. Nice blend of flavours with the hops foremost in the smell and taste stakes. Well balanced and a pleasant enough session beer but nothing to set it apart from the rest of the field.
chriso (7586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2004
Pale amber colour. Not much in the way of aroma, but a very pleasing dry, clean hop flavour with a hint of malt and some bitterness, leading into a crisp, dry finish. In other words, just as a session bitter should be. Another good beer from an impressive brewery. Cask (gravity), Catford Beer Festival.
VastActiv (7492) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 5, 2013
Cask at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Bitterness, sweetness, some hops and malts.