PotjeBier (1886) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this several times before (pre-RB). On tap @ In De Wildeman. Clear golden color. Frothy white head. Aromaís: grain, a bit vegetal & sulphuric. Retronasal itís grain & fruit. Flavor is moderate bitter, grainish. Light bodied, quite thin. Finishes with a rather earthy bitter flavor. Pleasant enough.
sic1314 (4750) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
In tap inthe Wildeman. Poured light amber with a small off white head. Aroma of lightly sweet and moderately bitter hops, soft malt. Medium body, flavour is medium bitter and not much else.
nealblind (983) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber gold pour. Aroma of skunk and honey. Tastes like watery wood and tobacco. not enough flavor. Iíve had better bitter.
Bulk_Carrier (2537) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed from notes.
I poured this into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy brown color with a quick dissipating less than a fingerís worth of foamy head. It did leave some nice adequate foamy lacing.
The smell was exactly the true aspects of an English Bitter - that English earthy and soapiness invading my nose in a malty sort of way.
The taste was malty but not necessarily sweet. There was a quick malty aftertaste and just a dry finish.
On the palate, it sat fairly light and sessionable. The carbonation was there and decent for the style.
Overall, well, this is an English Bitter by style and it fits the bill. Not bad to me, but still nothing over the top. It would probably be fitting as a great beer with fish ní chips.
Patrickctenchi (4538) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Slightly hazed amber with a large, pillowy, off-white head.
Caramel, bread aroma.
Grain, cardboard....watery taste.
Incredibly watery...metallic bitter.
StevieT (894) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale amber colour, tiny white head, thin mouth feel with mild fruity hops flavours. Itís OK but by no means great.
VinegarStroke (320) - Napa, California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Bottle: Clear, gold to copper, we ah head. Very neutral malt and hops. Reminds me of my fathers beer from the 70ís in Australia. I see very little aroma but rather an ugly childhood memory when beer tasted like crap. Dry, slightly sour and bitter like your mothernlaw. Short, low to no flavor. This is not craft brewing. Itís worse than averge. For those who work in the fields without access to fresh or clean water it would be gold. For a modern California craft brewing itís a joke.
harrymel (1541) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle code: 2LI
Pours a nice light amber with a solid sheet of loose whites. Smells of peanuts, light grain, sweet toffee (faintly), some hints of grass. Flavor is bitter up front, some of the peanut flavor comes through, a good dose of cardboard (candy box style) some bits of metals. Medium bodied with much too much carbonation and a wettish finish. Not very impressive, but I can see how on a sunny summer day, with sweat dripping down my face this would satisfy. Maybe if this wasnít listed as a bitter.
Serving type: bottle
Scrapersnbeer (1501) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Earthy caramel and peat aroma like the olde bitter should have. Clear orange color, head will collapse within a minute. Weird sweet saltine cracker taste, almost bitter, dry and flaky. Insincere cask-age finish. Light body, feels like near beer, which it almost is. Any beer this weak should be very bitter or sour. I like Anchor quite a lot, but this feels like trying to milk something for more than itís worth.
BrettTaylor (624) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from 22 oz bottle. Pours an orange gold. White frothy head, dissipates quickly. Aroma is minimal - somewhat bready, but watery. Tastes very much like a watered-down barley wine. There is a strange bitterness mid-taste. While this is an interesting idea as a historical exercise, it is not something I would purchase again.