YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ship&Shovel, London: Very light golden color, nearly no head. Nice medium intense Oranges nose. Thin bodied. Fruity, orange, yeast taste - ok.
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light to mid brown west country beer with a good malty body and hints of pear and melon. Not much hop aroma. It has its name for a reason!
tiggmtl (4513) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick rich caramel malt aroma with some floral hops and fruity esters. Clear copper coloured body with low, creamy, off white head that lasts well and coats the glass. Caramel malts and strong fruity esters with some toasted malts in the flavour. Creamy texture with soft carbonation to the medium-light body. Cask at The Six Bells in Payhembury, Devon.
harrisoni (10909) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at County Hotel JDW Ashford. Orange brown colour. Malty fruit on nose, ok in mouth. Touch of whiskey malt perhaps. Fine unassuming bitter bit of sweetness finish is quite short
madsberg (8780) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The Shaston Arms, London: Amber coloured. Hazy. Small off white head. Fruity, fresh, light hoppy and herbal. Is light bitter and fruity in the end.
SilkTork (4898) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - MAR 14, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013
Nov, 2003: JDW, Bexleyheath. Served slightly cold. Nice malty sweetness. Pale faded gold colour. Pleasant orange fruit. There was a time I’d call this an ale rather than a bitter because the malt dominates, but there is an agreeable hop bite in the finish. [3.2]
Dec 2012 Woodman, Battersea. Toffee and butterscotch, edging into diacetyl. Served a little too cold. [2.7]
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask: Hazy, unsettled orangey hue, decent head formation. Fruity hop aroma. Rich biscuity malt palate, sweet and fruity with some hop spice and bitterness in the finish.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask gbbf: hop citrus aromas and a llittle bit of nuts. with a splash of malt thrown in. pretty much the standard not hopped enough in my opinion. difficult to read rates accurately when the same beer is offered in a bottle, can and cask...they all taste different.
johninmelb (1003) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[on tap at the Botany Bay, Dorset]. Judging by other reviews, this is one that needs to be served from the barrel in a pub that keeps its beers well (the Botany Bay has an award for this). I found it to be a lovely drop - smooth, refreshing, with a pleasant bitter finish. A touch mild but extremely good flavour. A ripper.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2007 I think this a strongish bitter, rather than a strong ale. Spiesy is right about the Badger style - this beer is very similar indeed to Badger Best. The colour is, if anything, a slightly lighter golden copper. Sweetish initial hit, but the hops soon take over. Some lemony tones, but also a faint vegetal tang. Finishes dry and a little sharp, with a slight dusty edge. Easy drinking for a strong beer. Overall, rather pleasant. Handpump, Old Nick, London WC1