jjsint (3312) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
Handpull cask at the Five Bells, Tydd St Mary. Md-brown with a hint of red. Clear with a small amount of off-white head. Woody and slightly astringent smell with a good dose of malt. Strong medicinal bitter taste. A hint of sourness in the finish. Good enough but hard to get overly excited about. Nice to have it about 1.5 miles from the brewery. FatPhil (16630) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 3, 2015
Draught (Maypole, Camdbridge)hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2008
Slight sout hint in aroma. Weird sweet beaniness. Just as beany in the taste too. A simple pale bitter, but way too beany.
Cask, gravity, at Bedford Beer Festival ’08. Copper with a small white head. Initially I detected an odd bacon aroma. Taste was sweet with a hint of stale cardboard suggesting that all was not right here. Slight bitterness. chriso (7583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2008
Cask (gravity dispense), St Albans Beer Festival, September 2007. A best bitter that was quite hard to pin down in terms of the individual elements but hit the spot just right. Certainly some flowery hops. A touch of dry malt. A good bitter mouthfeel. Nothing out of the ordinary there but the overall package was spot on. Exemplary stuff. Shame I can’t explain why a bit better.
fonefan (49997) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ New Oxford, Manchester M4, UK. Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, moderate hoppy, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (170108)
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2007
A Mes rate:
Gravicask at St. Albans Beer Festival. Golden brown with a slim white head and some pretty good condition. Straight down the line tobacco, malt and nice sharp hops and very tasty with it. harrisoni (18954) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
Cask gravity at St Albans BF 2007. Amber colour with lasting bubbly beige. Yeast, hop, some malt. Good bitter, got everything I would want from an English bitter. Good tingly hop on tip of tongue. Best English straight bitter of the day. Good toffee. omhper (25346) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2007
Cask at Peterborough Beer Fest. Amber colour. Resiny hoppy nose. Medium dry and meedium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Some caramelly malt flavours, but resiny hops dominate - especially in the finish. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2007
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Peterborough BF. A copper/orange coloured beer with a whitish head. The aroma is fruity and has citrus smelling hops. The taste is nicely hoppy with fruity and biscuity malts. Tasty. StueyD (1585) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2007
A mid brown to orange coloured beer with a weak white head. A mainly malty nose, hints of caramel and liquorice, followed by a mildly zesty, fruit aroma. A very bitter taste, dry and malty flavour, caramel and liquorice again, then a zesty, lemony hop flavour in the end. The finish is bitter. (Cask - The Fox & Hounds Summer Beer Festival 2007, Heacham, Norfolk).