r464 (1928) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark amber color with a thin whitish head. Dirty caramel malt, earthy, dry. Nuts, wood, resin, with a bitterness that is not all in the hops. Rather disappointing.
olio (6211) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110718.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma of caramel, mild hops, fruits and grassy notes. Flavor of hay, caramel and fruits. A bit harsh.
gunnfryd (10595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pale amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt, dried fruit. Flavour is licorice, roasted malt, dried fruit. Medium body. OK beer.
fidelis83 (1954) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear medium amber pour with a 1 finger, soapy off white head that has decent retention and leaves some lacing. Aroma has lots of fruity ester, mostly tree fruit, and a little banana, planty, floral and citrus hops, caramel, bread crust, toast and light cereal. Flavor is again pretty fruity, nice toasty notes, biscuit, planty and floral hops, white raisin and some citrus toffee, and light mineral notes to teh finish. Light body, light, but somewhat sharp, blanketing carbonation, creamy to oily entry, slowly drying out to and off dry finish that has an odd, but pleasant lingering carbonation. Pretty good bitter, sweeter and stronger in flavor than one would expect from 4.1%ABV, even in an English Bitter. Would be a great fried food pairing, sessioner at a lower price point, I paid $3.99/500ml.
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Better than your average shite bitter that comes out in droves in the UK. Missus asked for something malty to share over roast beef, so I went with this as most of my stuff is hoppy or roasted. She liked it. It was nice. Not hugely malty but not very bitter either.
dynamiteninja (1511) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Medium white head. Amber body. Spice, hops, lots of wheat, whiff of sulphur, fruit. Kind of sour with a bitter finish.
larsga (6218) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium beige head. Deep amber body with carbonation. Caramelly
earthy buttery aroma with nutty notes. Dryish caramelly nutty
taste with spicy buttery notes. Mid-to-light body. Mild, soft
mouthfeel. Dryish spicy nutty malty aftertaste with soy sauce
notes. Nice, if a bit simple. (0.5l can, Systembolaget
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Here’s the pitch. There’s this guy, like a cowboy but he finds himself north of the Danelaw. He doesn’t know how he got there but he has a mysterious scar on his hand. His right hand. He only has one hand. Quickly pursued by marauding outlaw Danes he winds up lost in a type of supermarket. He decides on a shoot first ask questions later policy. Unfortunately, the only thing he has to shoot is the breeze. So he decides to die. Death by cop style. Seriously, you couldn’t make it up.
HenrikSoegaard (10544) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow color. Moderate malty and lighthoppy herbal aroma. Light bitter flavor. Short light bitter finish. Watery palate. Not good.
tampierre (796) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 0.5l ; Devon ; UK ; Malty aroma ; Dark amber color with nice head ; Great balance between sweet and bitter taste ; Oily texture ; Very pleasant bitter.