Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark amber color, the head is large-pored, shallow and short lived. The Bitter Ale smells dominant malty spicy and bitter, with mild hop aromas. Starts very bitter, as it should be. A good hoppy aroma also comes through, coupled with a good spiciness. The aftertaste shows malty and spicy, very long reverb! The further course is malty and bitter, the hops are somewhat pushed into the background. Unfortunately, the beer gets a bit watery by time. Bitter dry finish!
sm89walt (1932) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Medium sized though mostly disappearing, frothy off-white head leaving a soapy lace; deep & clear chestnut brown body. Subtle fruit aromas, caramel/pasteurised malts and yeast too. Nutty & oddly ’hollow’ pasteurised sweetness on the tongue. More of the yeasty character follows. Medium carbonation with a fair, lingering toasty bitterness & a light to medium body.
Maris (1340) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 500ml bottle on 11/12/2010. Has a mild aroma of malt, bread, grass, fruit and a hint of musk lolly. Tastes malty and biscuity, with a little sweet toffee and caramel in the mix. The bitterness is quite pronounced, and has an almost sour, peppery quality to it. This is an interesting bitter, and has a lot of flavour for the modest alcohol content, but it doesn’t quite hit the mark for me.
ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear red-amber, with a medium head. Smells like a classic bitter, with a whiff of citrus and some toffee malt notes. Moderate citrus and pine hops start it off, followed by lemon and honey, with a burnt caramel finish. A nice, complex, yet eminently drinkable bitter.
bmeup (631) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good looking beer. Lots of caramel & floral aromas. Toffee caramel malts outweigh the fruity floral hops though. Pretty good English Bitter.
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fresh fragrance with mild hops aroma and soft and sweet tons of malt. Flavor is malty with aromatic hops. Short vague hop bitter aftertaste. Fairly thin and bland!
muffel (150) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 500ml. Brown/copper color, small head. Hoppy nose, some fruits, a bit spicy. Soft, malty mouthfeel. Overall quite hoppy and a long, bitter aftertaste. Not bad for a bitter, but a little disappointing for me.
LoFi (1707) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Amber with a white head. Aroma of bready malt with hints of orange. Taste has malts, fruit, some citrus, hints of spices, and a moderate bitterness.
AndrewC (356) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well shoot me with a rusty shotgun... this is actually excellent. Smells like beer (rather than fizz which is usually what bottled beer smell of). Great toasty flavour. Good body and good finish. Just a good beer, a proper brown bitter.
ha1ag (840) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer looks excellent! It has dark amber color with medium-size firm white head. Fruity hoppy nose. Aroma has hops is fruity. The flavor is hops, roasted malt. Finishes with refreshing hoppy bitterness.