Fin (8850) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in a mixed case that was kindly picked up for me by Vale Brewery Nov 08. Pours hazy yellow with just a few white bubbles showing that swiftly depart. Some strung out citrus and honey flavours stick for a while and just about cancel out the bitterness. This beer is fine but once again like the AH 64 it suffers a little from the bottle conditioning and is as flat as a witches tit. A6 A3 F6 P3 OV13 3.1
badfinger (55) - Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A little stout for my particular taste, also a tad on the bitter side of the spectrum, worth a try to give our pallette a full range of experience
leaparsons (9256) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very lively, golden brown with a large head. Aromas are sweet malts with citrus and yeast. Flavours are dry and spicy with mellow citrus fruit and yeast. Dry and bitter on the finish. Pretty good.
rauchbier (3709) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned, from Beer Cellar in Lincoln. Hazy orange gold, thin but lasting white head and low condition. Gentle sweet flowery honey and citrus hop notes in the nose. Quite yeasty and bitter in the mouth, despite careful pouring. Gently hoppy with little trace of the honey that was apparent in the nose. Fruity yeast in the finish. Walks a very thin line between an English real ale and a Franconian Ungespundet Kellerbier, although I guess that is not the intention.
Garrat (1322) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2005 From A Bottle.Peach in colour,small head,some malt aroma.Sweet and dry
Ungstrup (32161) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy orange beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma is very sweet with notes of yeast and fruit, especially peach and oranges. The flavor is fruity with notes of honey and rosehips leading to a dry end.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color and a sweet honey like aroma and dry taste, medium body and a light bitter dry finish. Not bad.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2004 See Beer Elsie Bub for some general comments on Bartrams beers. According to the label, this is a honey beer, but this is quite subtle. Amber colour. A well-balanced brew. Another good bottled ale from Bartrams. Bottle conditioned, October 2003.
UPDATE re: Silk Tork's comments about stingo (perhaps I should have noticed the picture of the bee on the label when I tasted the first bottle). So what they are really getting at is a pun along the lines of sting-o (ho ho ho). Otherwise no great change, or cause to amend the marking. Bottle. Jan 2005.
SilkTork (5467) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chappel beer Fest, Gravity. Stingo is actually an Old Ale or at least a strong ale - this is clearly a bitter. Amber coloured ale with a few mixed bubbles clinging desperately for survival at the side of the glass. A distinct buttered toast flavour as it goes down the throat. Lovely buttery, creamy aroma. A yummy brew. Last of the festival. Tempting to carry on, but the ability to taste straight is suffering. However - this is a wonderful bitter. But, after last weekend's car crash, and then the tyre shredding as I hurled myself toward this festival, I think it best not to chance my luck!