BrettTaylor (512) - 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.
slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"this was a bit of a pleasant surprise, as i was not expecting much. pleasant session ale, with a nice refreshing aroma and taste. slightly recommended."
Theydon_Bois (9110) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at De Wildeman, Amsterdam, 25/09/14.
Clear golden with a moderate off white covering.
Nose carries light floral notes, caramel, dark fruits, malty pinch.
Taste comprises earthy tones, bitter orange, spice, straw.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter trace in the close.
Ok but a little basic, ticks the style boxes I guess but a good advertisment as to why bitters are way better on cask in order to allow the flavours to develop!
kermis (5413) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at In De Wildeman. Pours clear dark golden with an off white head. Aroma of grain, fruit, spice. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light bodied with soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (4606) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2014 Tap at the Wildeman, Amsterdam. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is yeast, citrus fruit hop. The flavour is light bitter with a dry yeast mineral sulphur like palate. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. What were the Anchor guys need thinking of. Probably the worst beer I’ve had had from this brewery.
PotjeBier (1732) - 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. Aroma’s: grain, a bit vegetal & sulphuric. Retronasal it’s grain & fruit. Flavor is moderate bitter, grainish. Light bodied, quite thin. Finishes with a rather earthy bitter flavor. Pleasant enough.
sic1314 (3467) - 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 (874) - 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. I’ve had better bitter.
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, 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 finger’s 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 n’ chips.
Patrickctenchi (3807) - Cox’s 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 (638) - 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. It’s OK but by no means great.