fidelis83 (1727) - 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.
bjakk (78) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown golden, clear. White medium rough foam that lasts a short time. Little aroma, hint of malt. Taste is light malt, metallic bitterness in the end. Watery high in Carbon
AgentAle (88) - - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: light hoppy notes and sone maltiness
Taste: caramel maltiness with fairly low bitterness
Appearance: medium amber body
Superman75 (169) - - NOV 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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DuffMan (5776) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, enjoyed while pulling the rest of my beets and carrots out of the garden before our projected cold snap of -15C in the next 24 hours. It’s weird to think that the cold is coming, as it is 18 degrees C and sunny right now. Medium orange amber with a modest white head that laces thickly. Aroma is husky grains and caramel. Grainy caramel flavour, with a kiss of bitter hops to finish. Touch of metal. Not a bad working-in-the-fall-sunshine brew.
Fredis23 (449) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky Light Brown, Medium Head, Medium Lacing. Malty Aroma, Sweet, Malt, Light Bitter. Slightly Watery. Easy Drinker, Mellow. Nothing Too Bad Nothing Too Exciting. Decent. I guess, Worth A Try...
wheresthepath (1382) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Asda, High Wycombe. Copper with a low white head. Lots of malt, a little caramel, some autumn berries and a light earthy bitterness to finish. Yes it’s a standard bitter from a big regional, but as usual Adnams manage to do it a little better than the other big regionals and- somehow- manage to hide the pasteurization. Decent.
Scrapersnbeer (1245) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel and whiskey cask aromas. Light tan color. Mainly mellow sweet malt, mild bitterness. Light soft body, still crisp though. Solid example of the bottled bitters that get this this away.
Gorm (562) - sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dyp gyllen farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av malt og karamell. Smak av malt, karamell og noe frukt. Supermarked.
Camons (4491) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, DØE Øllets dag @ Bdr. Schmidt, Viby Centeret. Pours amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, grass, little spice. Flavor is malt, caramel, spice, grassy hops. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 070913
auerbrau (3077) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Bil. Light estery and rum-like brown malt aroma. Creamy, dry, fresh. A solid bitter, I thought could have used a little more bitterness, but had a nice yeast profile, a good mineral show, and some yummy fig-like toasted malts. A little bit neutered by the bottle presentation, but workable.