chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2007
Cask (gravity dispense), Ealing Beer Festival, May 2006. Clear gold colour. Very pungent herbaceous, juicy, floral hop aroma. US hops are obvious in the big grapefruit rush on the palate. Bags of flavour. Quite sharp and bitter, but backed up by juicy fruit and light biscuity malt. Excellent. Almost APA in character.
BeerViking (5132) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2010
Cask, pours gold with thin lacy head. Aroma of citrus and herby hops and sweetness, creamy and rich on the palate, rapidly drying and with notes of peach, honey and vanilla. Long honey-bitter finish. Like a Tripel with attitude. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2010 A Sim rate (cask at Reading BF): Nice hoppy citric aroma. Similar flavour. I could down this beer! Tastes like a stronger version of the shandies my grandad used to make me as a kid... and I mean that in a good way.MissPxx (991) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
A Mes re-rate. Handbottled from cask thanks to Tom (Twickenham Tom, not that mad rocket the Cad.
Nice orange amber colour with a thin bubbly head. Slight chill haze as it’s straight from the fridge. Superb citric hoppy snout with a really good malty backbone and hints that dusky casky character when it’s just hitting the sweet spot. A damn good smell indeed. Almost a light barley wine character in the mouth. Big rich malty notes but balanced perfectly with the citric hoppage. Slight leather and tobacco and just a hint of alcohol. Great mildly viscous mouthfeel. Excellent lengthy bitter aftertaste. I promised not to rate this as Tom was worried about what sort of condition it would be in. I’ve gone ahead and updated our rating as it’s bloody excellent. Thanks mate.
Very hoppy aroma with a fluffy head. Fat golden honey colour with powerful fruity aromatic taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2010
Orange hops throughout this classically drinkable ale. A quality bitterness as one would expect from Twickenham. Delicious.
laiti (8531) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2012
Cask @ Moon Under Water, HounslowLeighton (22821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Fruity aroma with apricot, resin and some hay. Flavour is fruity with hops, resin, some caramel and hints of toffee. Tasty and excellent real ale.
Bottle at home in London. My first bottle from this brewery. Quite lively out of the bottle. Huge head that really lasts. Lots of bready malts in the aroma, some ripe orange. Medium sweet with mild alcohol bump, some ripe citrus fruits, a bit of pine and orange rind bitterness, doughy bread. Medium to full bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Warming finish with more bready malts, orange meringue, citrus hops, pine, mild leaves, hints of honey. Tasty beer. Like a hoppy English strong ale. Idiosynkrasie (8206) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2014
500ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, golden colour with absurdely huge, frothy, due to its amplitude fairly lasting, factually rather diminishing, white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma, a touch of lemon, mild notes of mirabelle, peach, apricot and the like, marmalade, a strawy touch as well. Taste is like a bouquet of dried flowers, a blossom-filled redolence bowl. No, misleading: less floral, more like a bag of dried fruit (tea), peach, apricot, straw, sweet bread, minimally spicy. In the finish more and more peppery spicy yeasty; lively carbonation. Well, I don’t want to intone the same style category mismatch, residue class, and missing rubric-song in every second rating, but... The label reads Golden Ale, "veritable hop bomb", and so on, it would surely qualify as Belgian IPA concerning yeastiness IMO, and it’s damn f...in’ far from something as paradigmatic an English Strong Ale as Fuller’s Vintage Ale, but hey - if those difficulties in classifying are the prize we have to pay for an evergrowing variety - I think I can cope with my anankasm, especially if the advisable therapy is confrontation. jjsint (3606) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2015
Gravity cask at the Bree Louise, Euston. Mid-gold with a tiny bit of loose white head. White grape and apricot aroma is held in check by a sweet malty note. Bittersweet tropical fruit taste which changes to a bitter/sour note for the finish. Very nice.