yespr (48916) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a lacing white head. Mild spiced and light fruity hops aroma. Solid bitterness in the flavour with a classic English hops flavour into a light herbal and spiced touch. Lingering fruity and bitter into the finish with a persisting spice note. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2008
Bottled. Orange colour, small white head. Aroma is apricot, citrus, paper and some grapefruity notes. Flavour is paper, grapefruits, some other sour citrusy notes as well as some earthyness. cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 3, 2008
Thx for a grand tasting, Chris_o :) Cloudy amber, big head, flowery notes, fruit, grapefruit, hops, little bitter and winnig towards the end, pretty lifeless. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris O’s laid back Friday night tasting.DruncanVeasey (8426) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2007
Cloudy mid gold with a thin white head. Lovely floral, bitter and aromatic hoppy aroma with faint notes of lemon and berries. The flavour is excellent. Full of glorious hoppage. Lovely background bready malt which gives it an excellent balance and the fruit is glorious. A superb thirst quenching beer with a really good dry and bitter finish. Very good prickly mouthfeel with just the right amount of carb. Jolly good stuff.
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2008 Bottle from Walgrave Asda, Coventry. Murky orange pour with a creamy blanket of suds. Aromas of citrus, soil, a dab of vinegar and earthy hops. A bit damp as always. Bitter grapefruit and mandarin fruitiness with some biscuity malt lurking way back in the mix. Not a million miles from Linda Lear. Potently hopped, uncomplicated bitter that more than held its own against a fiery Madras
(Cask re-rate, bottled rating 3.2) The Lord Nelson, Ansley. Clear bronze pint draped with lace. Aroma sulphurous, with a definite wring of dank soapy dishcloth and fibrously hoppy notes as it warms. Punchy Cascade hopping mellowed with biscuity malt, oats and delicate chocolate. (Re-rate, back at brewpub) Lovely choc malt creaminess, sulphur, lemon, strawberry and tea aroma. Stillish milky palate. Caramel and butter, but in a nice way. Recession hop rates. Not what it was on this showing. Overly buttery but pleasant silky quaffer with all the edges smoothed out . A shame.
Fin (11059) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2007
Bottle from the Dodgi’ Deli’ Cowley Road, Oxford, 18-10-07 This poured a dark golden but was very hazy and with white head, aroma seemed a little sour, not what was expecting, certainly not ’perfumed hops’ as the label stated. First taste very sour, in fact this bottle seemed tainted it was awful, I tried another sip but really couldn’t take to this at all, I will seek this out again as from the other reviews it seems a good beer. leaparsons (10862) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2007
Bottle. Golden brown with a small head. Aromas are sweet malts with bitter grapefruit. Quite floral with melon. A bit damp. Flavours are citrus, especially bitter grapefruit. Zesty, hoppy and yeasty. A decent fruity bitter. RichardGretton (4862) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2007
Bottle. Glowing brown beer with a light head. The aroma is lightly hopped and toffee, and the flavour is quite bitter with a deep toffee finish. Overall a nice beer. johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2007
Bottle. Full head and very very bitter. Strong mouthfeel and straw coloured.
Too overpowering for me. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Black Horse, Darwen 21/05/2005
Golden amber coloured with some alcohol present and a wheat aroma. Slightly dry bitter lasting finish.