fidelis83 (2270) - 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 (1123) - 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 (1825) - Norfolk, 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 (7293) - 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 (704) - 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 (13147) - 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 (1275) - 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.
booldawg (57) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a chestnut brown, quite a bit of frothy head, about a third of the pint glass even with careful pouring. Soon dissipates to leave about a 1cm head throughout the pint.
Full flavoured with good strength of body. Malt charachter definitely at the fore with traditional hop combinations taking a back seat. A proper english bitter. More of an ale for colder weather.
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2/25/13. 500mL bottle, sample from a distro, I believe. Not quite clear amber brown pour with a small, soapy khaki head that fades to a soapy ring with minimal lacing. Mild biscuit and caramel on the aroma with a touch of metal and fruitiness. Even maltier flavor with bold caramel and bread and a touch of fruity metal. Not bad.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2014 Bottled 14/02/13. A brown beer which poured headless. A bitter beer lacking the house yeastiness of an Adnams cask product. Nice fruity flavours in the mouth. Some cardboard in the nose but all in all it’s not bad. Score 3.2
Subsequent rating scored 2.5. Average becomes 2.8