Quack-Duck (7759) - Down South, - AUG 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Tesco Exmouth. Golden colour, very malty with only a shy Touch of hops in the short finish.
edsspoon (303) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Golden with a thin white head. Aroma of earth, grass and light toastyness. Taste of peach and apricot, hay, light grassy hops, medium bitterness. Light body, medium carbonation. Eh nothing exciting.
Mr_Pink_152 (509) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from coop. Pours golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is malty and hops. Mild bitter, malty taste. Bitter finish.
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille 50cl, BB 31/05/2014.
Léger orangé, col fin blanc.
Arôme au bouquet centré sur les malts, peu ressort en terme de houblons si ce n’est un bref houblonné citronné.
Palais est malté anglais typique sur une pointe biscuitée, et un léger houblonné citronné de Fuggles voire EKG. Effervescence moyenne-haute avec une amertume basique pour ce style. Ok, mais sans plus.
JKaranka (45) - Cardiff, WALES - MAY 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lets not fool ourselves, this is a quaffable ordinary bitter designed to be drunk by the gallons and as such I’ll rate it. It’s not a hop bomb and nor it is massive in alcohol, just the type of beer you’d have with a meal or pint after pint.
Aroma: very light malt, dough, some faint spicey hops.
Appearance: pours with half a finger of light tan head which dissipates almost immediately. It’s a light copper colour, completely clear. Carbonation is low.
Taste: light malts, some distant caramel, mild but noticeable bitterness. As you drink it the caramel becomes more pronounced. There is a faint toasty note as well in there. Hops just about counteract the malts and provide a tad of fruit. I thought I tasted wet cardboard but I was wrong.
Palate: medium/light body. It’s not too thin, very drinkable. The carbonation is very soft but improves the impression of body. Finish is very gentle with little aftertaste.
Overall: it does what you expect for a session bitter going at £1 a bottle. It actually does it fairly well but with no surprises. Still tastes like proper beer, though.
Holmen2 (652) - NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale amber. Decent white head and lacing. Plum jam in aroma. Perhaps slightly overcarbonated. Thin mouthhfeel. Fine and well-balanced taste of a classic English bitter. Very high drinkability.
Godfather50 (43) - SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Straight forward bitter ale, happy to drink it all night, but wouldn’t be able to write home. Accompanied by Carols dips which were a true delight. See "ratedip.com"".
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at home. Clear gold with a medium to thick bright almost white head. Aroma is quite pleasant, some caramel malt touch of hops, typically English. Flavour is similar but all round just not my thing and I didn’t like it.
MrBlueSky93 (15) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Tesco. Review for TheBeerGuy.
Starts with light malts, of the biscuity variety. Develops to a mid-strong bitterness. A nutty bitterness, with a slightly grassy, hay finish.
jackafholmes (122) - - APR 3, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pretty average. Best quality is the mild palate. Taste is quite bland and appearance dull. Not unpleasant though.
2CanVandamme (2) - - MAR 25, 2014 does not count
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
The thin head makes a quick vanishing act, and what remains can best be described as unremarkable with a lingering taste of disappointment on the finish. Currently being flogged for £1 at Aldi, and now I know why.