Westkyoto77 (334) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honey brown, pretty white head. Reasonable nose of hips, some fruit, settled hay. Didnít quite get the citrus that was talked up on the bottle, but some nice hops. Medium body, pretty smooth and creamy. Rounded finish, fairlly sweet aftertaste. At 300 yen for a 500ml bottle, Iíd call it good value.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - MAR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad little brew for 300 yen. Wafts of lemon, citrus rind and malt. Clean crystal malt body, floral hops and a lemon citrus finish. A pretty damn good budget beer.
dynamiteninja (1282) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange amber body. Medium white head. Spice, orange peel, grassy, lemony, fruity. Bittersweet. Dry finish. A kind of minerally aftertaste. A little oily mouthfeel, and fizzy on the palate. This beer is like a flavoursome lager.
mr_h (2087) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Asda, Heathfield, Ayr - clear orange amber, creamy off-white head, malty and floraly hop aroma with a hint of resin, high carbonation, sweet malty resin, caramel flavour, dry mild citrus finish
wimpyjoe (2267) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Own brand with the distinct Shepherd Neame textures, but has too much body to it.
BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear 500ml bottle, best before Feb 2010, drank Jan 2010 and poured into a vase shaped pint glass.
Looks the part, good golden amber colour with a deep, rich, off-white cream coloured head. Bubbles could clearly be seen rising up through the bright beers body. Some heavy lacing was produced by the head as the beer was consummed.
Ingrediants listed; Barley Malt (95%), Crystal Malt (4.2%) and Hops (0.8%). The hops used must be aromatic ones because they came out in the aroma very well, along with the malts.
The malts dominated the taste, but not turning the beer into a sweet drink or overly malty to be honest. There was a bitterness throughout the tasting, a typical English bitter feel to it really.
The beer was pleasant without setting the world alight with its flavours or mouthfeel. This is brewed for a supermarket shelf and is good value more than a good beer. Iíd give it to friends, but might hide the bottle before they saw what it was!
DnAuK (112) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is rather traditional but flavour is fresh and fruity mixed with a honey, rather than biscuit, taste. Very smooth and very drinkable. An absolute steal at £1.59 a bottle!
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burgess1984 (51) - ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enough flavour to keep you coming back without overfacing you. Hints of EKG hops and easily sessionable. An absoulute steal for 1.59 a bottle.
fairwater (121) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Asda : clear and golden. Fresh English hop aroma. Balance of malt and hop on first taste. Finishes bitter with some marmalade. Worth getting again.
swooper (1242) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, light hoppy aroma, golden, hazy, white foam, medium to sharp strong bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, long finish, bitter, average carbonation, good but not briliant gold ale