Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Amber with speckled head. Decent well rounded medium bitterness. Relatively long palate considering its overall bitterness. Genuine bitter.
Hildigöltur (5106) - København, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2005 [Cask conditioned] Light brown coloured. Fresh and fruity with some bitterness in the finish.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2004 A solid session beer with plenty of hoppy bitterness and a refreshing bite when on top form. The very wide distribution this beer enjoys these days means that it is not always served in the peak of condition. If you want to sample Adnams at its best, go to Southwold, where it is brewed. Is it my imagination, or is this a little darker than it used to be, perhaps even with a hint of fruity malt on the finish? Generally, however, peppery hop is the dominant characteristic.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer Engine: cloudy brown orange with a HUGE frothy foam, not just persistant, more like Stonehenge. . .crazy barnyard aroma, amazingly musty and natural, great yeast - sour and tart, very interesting and complex, almost like a gueuze. . . lingering sourness that keeps the palate wet and makes me want more.
Ungstrup (26267) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2005 [Cask at GBBF 2003] A clear nutbrown beer with a small bubbly head. The aroma is very faintly malty. The flavor is very nicely hoppy - a lot of aroma hop in the flavor. It ends on a dry bitterness. A nice bitter - reminds me of an IPA.
badgerben (4253) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap from Blackfriars in London. Copper color. Very much a session beer as nothing dominates. A little hops, a little malt, a little fruit. An okay beer, but nothing to remember.
imdownthepub (8492) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 Cask Conditioned at the George Inn, Borough Market. Thin flavourslightly acidic vinegar, not well kept.
Re Sampled at The Woolpack, Banbury, Jan ’06
More like it, sampled in tip top condition at a meet the Brewer night. Dry long bitterness, plenty of flavour with a great hoppy finish. Good session bitter.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Balance with thinish body and low diacityl. Hops to be only used in the bittering stage. Pretty straight forward real ale. Balanced a little on the bitter end.
Frank (2188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2003
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Filled to the brim by the bartender so no head. It doesn't look like there would have been one anyway. However, it does leave a few spots of lace with each sip. Slightly darker than apple juice's color. Mild in both flavor and aroma. A typical bitter only with a stronger apple presence. Slightly watery in texture. Pretty much forgettable.
boto (1661) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask: I had this in the "Sherlock Holmes Pub" just off Tralfager Square. They have renamed it for their establishment as "Sherlock Holmes Fine Ale". It pours a slightly amber color. The aroma is somewhat faint, but you get both malts and hops in it. The taste is slightly bitter at first, followed by a good maltiness. Very smooth.