Biroholik (1531) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - SEP 5, 2017 BlackHaddock (7585) - Shropshire, - APR 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hand pulled pint in a straight sleeve glass, poured at my local Spoon’s on a Wednesday ‘Real Ale Day’ during Sep 2011 (all cask beers at £1.89 a pint).
Amber, dirty golden coloured body, almost clear, but no quite. On top an off-white head of tight bubbles.
The smell was of grains and grass, with a hoppy citrusy bitter-sweet undertone.
Fairly sweet initially on the tongue, but the hops kick in fairly swiftly after that and it certainly has a bitter finish. It has a pronounced grainy feel in its taste and texture, almost gritty in fact, very different to most UK Premium Bitters. I prefer malts and sweeter beers normally, this didn’t fall anywhere near that category, but I still enjoyed drinking it; in fact I had another pint just to make sure I got the flavours right for this review. Interesting brew, the first I’ve had from this brewery, I’ll look out for more.
Cask @ White House, Luton Parmenion777 (342) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2017
Słomkowo-żółty kolor, początkowo zamglone, potem dość klarowne. Kremowa, puszysta piana, odpowiedni lacing, wysoka trwałość.
W aromacie i smaku wszystkiego po trochu. Odrobina cytrusów, słodów, karmelu, toffi, herbatników. W drugim rzucie trawiaste i ziołowe niuanse.
Pełne ciało, chmielowa umiarkowana goryczka, krótki finisz. Wytrawny profil i wysoka pijalność. Bardzo przyjemne.
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2017 A slightly hazy pale yellow gold colour with a small thin white head. Floral and fruity (tropical and citrus) and sweet biscuity malt aroma. Some lacing, a light sweet malty taste with lemon citrus and flowery notes and a very pleasant hop bitterness in the finish. A great ale for a warm day. The more I drink the more I like it. kwik-lime (2021) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2017
Cask at The Albion in Kingston. Straw colour, grassy hops, some citrus and a crisply dry bitter finish. Lovely example of the style. Stuu666 (14596) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2017
Bottle at ash’s. Pours golden, nose is floral, biscuity, light orange, taste is sweet, toffee, caramel, light fruit. allmyvinyl (10933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2017
Bottle thanks to Craig, shared with Ashton McCobb and Stuu666. Pours hazy golden with a thin white head. Aromas of lemon, orange, biscuit. Taste is more of the same. Creamy texture, light sweet finish.
AshtonMcCobb (6871) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2017
Bottle thanks to Stuu666.
Appearance - golden with a nice lacy head. Light haze.
Nose - orange and light biscuit.
Taste - orange and lemon. Pith.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture. Dry and slightly astringent finish.
Overall - relative to the last beer this is best in class. zacgillbanks (5444) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle from Marks & Spencer, Metrocentre, Gateshead. Hazy golden coloured with toffee, herbal and peppery hop notes followed by a dry earthy and citrus finish. Nice. The_Osprey (8715) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Cask HP at Hamilton Hall as Vale Gravitas, 4.8%. Clear pale golden yellow, still, small thin beige head. Aroma is light and airy, really not much going on. Body is smooth. soft carbonation. Taste is light bready malts, citrus, floral rubbery hops, dry hop character, some elderflower. So drinkable and nuanced. A classic golden ale, done well. Yes it doesn’t blow your head off with flavour but it’s great. I could drink many pints. amhart88 (136) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Pale ale. Slightly floral aroma. Sweet fruits and honey offset by a malty bite. Nice enough minutemat (5943) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2016
Cask @ Montgomery’s Tower, Shrewsbury. Pours clear gold with thin white head. Floral aroma. Taste is smooth, biscuit malts, citrus, light fruits. Ok.