brokensail (10735) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Ramirez Liquor. Copper colored pour with a finger of off-white head. Aroma is skunky and grassy. Toasted bread, yeast, water, and a hint of metal. The flavor isn’t very good either. Watery, metallic, and skunky. Grassy hops, toasted bread, and a hint of sweetness. Thin body. Not pleasant.
stoutchap (404) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ge never been excited about English bitters I’ve tasted in the US but tried this in the UK and it was exactly what I thought an English bitter should be like. Clear ruby-caramel pour with a thin fizzy head. Light aroma with a metallic hint masked in a beery smell. In the clear bottle I see how this could go bad in its transport across the pond to the US. Average mouthfeel with good carbonation to start with but goes flat a little quickly. Nice flavor profile tho - hoppy with just a hint of malts - its earthy with notes of grass and bark in a good way. It tastes a bit like a walk through the English countryside. I like it and am glad I tried it in the UK. Will be very interested. To try it in the US and see itlf there is any difference.
HULK777 (346) - - AUG 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fantastic red/gold/orange/rainbow colour and beautiful white crown! Aroma of hay and spices. The flavour is composed of grass, nuts and (disappointingly enough) cardboard. Nice bitter aftertaste.
Cool_Bond (1315) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
A little scent. A little taste. No bitterness. No aftertaste. Unbelievably bad beer. Why even brew a beer that tastes so little? Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings
allmyvinyl (3087) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark copper with white head that quickly goes. Low carbonation for a bottled beer. Metallic nose, light flora hops. Boring brown beer.
foyle (232) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: 2" puffy off white head recedes slowly with significant lacing. Copper color with minimal carbonation
Aroma: earthy hops, toasted bread
Mouthfeel: medium body, chewy, and somewhat sticky with a dry finish
Flavor: nice balance of caramel and toasted malt flavors with peppery and earthy hop presence
Overall: an excellent session ale. I could drink these all day.
morri (196) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml box from Systembolaget. Small tan head. Clear copper colored body. Bitter aroma of hops with hints of banana. Sweet, rounded taste. A bit tame.
HipHopOpotamus (229) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 I remember purchasing this at a super Tesco store in London. Wasn’t in live with this beer to much. It is decent but probably wouldn’t buy again unless nothing else better is on tap or on a shelf at corner store.
NordicV (1123) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Burk. En ganska klassisk bitter. Kopparfärgad med vitt skum. Doft av malt och rostat bröd. Maltig smak med karamell och lätt smörkola. Lätt nötig beska som avslutning.
Martinus (2782) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear caramel colour, no head. Aroma of butter, malts, caramel and hay. Malty sweet flavour, caramel. Quite thin. Finish caramel and malts.
Not really my thing.
(From 50cL bottle @ Oirschot tasting. Thanks for sharing, DutchDrebus!)