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From: Trotts - 302 Rank: Colonel Barrel
Rating: 8.50
 
JDW Preston. Light gold ale with a smooth character and hoppy floral nose. Very easy to drink with a distinct grapefruit taste and lasting hop &citrus finish. Lovely drink.
This is Trotts's review for Northern Lights from George Wright Submited On: 2012-06-23

From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 7.50
 
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in April 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Smooth rich tropical fruit salad notes in the intense aroma. Smooth thick resinous mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malt gives toffee biscuit note to the base with sweet honey glaze flavour in the mouth. Floral hop resins impart a citrus edge to the aftertaste. Sweetness continues into the warming finish with alcholic mead notes present in the throat. big hit of dry hop flowers right at the very end. A decently strong IPA in style but not as good as Thornbridge Jaipur though. Well recommended.
This is tombyars's review for Nine Tenths Below from Titanic Submited On: 2012-06-21

From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 6.00
 
Tasted this in the Three Judges, Glasgow in January 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Short wheaty aroma, thin resiny mouthfeel and decent lacing. Pale malt gives a dry digestive biscuit note and little else. Bitter hops add a very dry resiny flavour to the long aftertaste. Finish is again dry and resiny with bitter astringency throughout. An ok session bitter but maybe too dry for some.
This is tombyars's review for Blonde from Bank Top Submited On: 2012-03-21

From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 7.50
 
Tasted this in the Three Judges, Glasgow in January 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Opaque pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Short note of chewy toffee in the quick aroma. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malts give a digestive biscuit note with sweet soft toffee present in the mouth. Short dusty hop prickle evident in the brief aftertaste. Finish is malty with oak cask flavours giving dry tannin notes. An ok session bitter but nothing exceptional here.
This is tombyars's review for Bleaklow from Howard Town Submited On: 2012-03-19

From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 7.00
 
Tasted this in Bruadar, Glasgow in March 2012. Cask, draught flow dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin tan head. Oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Slight note of coffee beans in the short aroma. Dark malts give a moist maltloaf base with mocha coffee, bitter chocolate, treacle toffee notes full in the mouth. Very slight hop prickle in the brief aftertatse. Finish is malty with dark chocolate, toffee and a hint of walnut oil. A decent session porter.
This is tombyars's review for Peat Porter from Moor Submited On: 2012-03-13

From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 7.00
 
Tasted this in Bruadar, Glasgow in march 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear amber in colour with a thin white head. Cereal note in the short aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives a weak digestive biscuit base with slight berry fruit notes. Bitter hop resins give a dry cut grass flavour to the short aftertaste. Fnish is rather hoppy with weak astringency. An ok session bitter.
This is tombyars's review for Altered States from Black Isle Submited On: 2012-03-13

From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 7.50
 
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in October 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thick creamy white head. Malty aroma with hints of dust wood and toffee. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Crystal malts in evidence with distinct metallic tang. Pale malts give a digestive biscuit base with tart redcurrant fruit present. Hop resins give a dusty bitter aftertaste. Finish is robust, malty and sweet with golden syrup warmth in the mouth. An excellent ESB.
This is tombyars's review for Ram Rod from Wells & Youngs Submited On: 2012-03-13

From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 7.00
 
Tasted this a the Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in December 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear orange amber in colour with a thin white head. Poor lacing and a thin mouthfeel. Malty aroma with sweet citrus notes. Fiery digestive malt gives a biscuit base with sweet toffee notes rich in the mouth. Spicy hops give a slight bitter aftertaste. Spicy malt kicks in with an alchoholic warmth like Cointreau. An excellent festive ale.
This is tombyars's review for Elves Belles from Wooden Hand Submited On: 2012-03-12

From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 5.50
 
Tasted this in the Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in December 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Slight yeasty bread in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a short digestive biscuit note with runny toffee notes. Slight resiny hops in the bitter aftertaste. Finish is dry with a wheaty cereal note. Poor session bitter.
This is tombyars's review for Steam Sleigh from RCH Submited On: 2011-12-11

From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 7.00
 
Tasted this in Tennents Bar, Glasgow in December 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. slight dusty hop aroma and little else. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a thin digestive biscuit base with tart redcurrant fruit. Strong hoppy resins impart a bitter aftertaste. Finish is bitter sweet just edges over on the malt though. An ok session bitter and nothing more.
This is tombyars's review for Sorachi IPA from Acorn Submited On: 2011-12-07



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