DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Cellar at the Hillsborough Hotel, Sheffield 29/11/2008
Hop and fruit aromas. Clear golden coloured and hoppy with some dryness and bitterness in a crisp full malt finish. Christian (13809) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
Golden with a lasting white head. Aroma of grassy and apricot fruiy hops. Clean fruity hop flavour with a bitter finish fonefan (50778) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Market Porter, Borough, London SE1, England.DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2008
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, flowers, grapefruit, citrus - lemon. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Bitternes is acrid. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. (030808)
Cask at Peterborough beer fest. Alround rating: What a beer man, totally wasnt expecting this guy. Huge fruity hop character, Tropical fruits, grapefruit, quite bitter, lemon, hops, hops, hops. Absolutly outstanding beer. cgarvieuk (25744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2008
Golden yellow ... light freszh fruity hop ... fresh light and gentle drying bitterness in linger with grapefruit in linger.
MiP (15962) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2008
Cask, 4.0%. Good fruity aroma. Clear golden colour, very small white head. Good citric fruitiness, a little peach. Distinct bitterness. Quite flavourful and good. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2008
A Mes rate: gravicask at Peterborough Beer Festival.DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2008
Bright yellow gold with a thin but stable white head and excellent condition. Plop the bed this is good stuff. I must point out at this point I’m a real sucker for Sauvin and this did not come close to disappointing. Huge Sauvin aroma with all the tropical stuff I could want and some superb underlying semi sweet malt. Flavour... wow, wow, WOW. Dry as a bone, bitter as hell and bloody incredible huge, huge Sauvin fruitiness. Full to the brim of tropical and grapefruity madness. Glorious finish left me sad when I drained the last drops. Wonderfullly refreshing. Beer of the festival by a long, long way.
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 The Griffin Inn, Shustoke. Is that grapefruity slap in the face from the hops alone?? Hint of green leafiness as it warms. Didn’t even realise Sauvin was a variety if I’m honest. Was about to defend this as the best beer made with the addition of fruit juice ever, but it seems everyone loves it anyway. GRAPEFRUIT. Not much else going on. Either you likes it or you don’t, and I do. Pale, still and lacy. Just enough biscuity malt and hop spike to make it beery. Intensely refreshing by the half, not sure I could stomach a pint. oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2008
Cask. Golden colour, small white creamy head that leaves nice lace. Aroma is strong nectar, some stingy wood and mild notes of nuts. Flavour is singy wood, yeast, mild spices and fruits. harrisoni (19189) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2008
Cask handpull at Market Porter. Gold, thin beige head. That slight sweaty sox hop aroma you get from Sauvin. Reminds me of Thornbridge Kipling that uses the same hops. It’s an ok pale ale underneath with these sauvin hops singing over it. Juicy and gorgeous. Some nettle and rhubarb.