Jimthechap (1420) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
With a nod to my learned friend Cantabrian, of whom I tasted this beer independently, I’m afraid this is love. This is the beer of my heritage, having been brewed across the Humber from the land of my beloved Mother’s nativity.
It has good turbidity with a cream coloured head and a deep nut coloured amber body. The aromas were of classic English malty amber with stonefruit, walnut and pecan characters along with some nicely understated Fuggles hops and their fragrant woody character.
The flavours are slightly sweet with nods to the stonefruit, amber and wood along with a very gentle pinching bitterness. The flavour left on may palate was of apricot tart, Bakewell Tart, gorgeousness and a lingering desire to be sitting on a bar stool in Lincolnshire having a session on this.
Yes, love indeed.
Cantabrian (737) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Interesting aroma of canned/jar champignon mushrooms. Not particularly unpleasant, but not the nose I expected from a beer. It is the besic caramel malt, less biscuit than a Lancaster, for example, and more bourbon. There is also a herbal hopiness which makes itself more evident at the finish. Still, it is nice. The note from Mtwhitney below is rather amusing. I mostly agree with him.
ruigo (793) - PORTUGAL - JUN 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from Auchan (Luxembourg). It pours an Amber colour with a small head and some lacing. Aroma of toffee. Starts with a bitter taste and has a long dry and bitter after taste. Nice beer!
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty. Slugs seem to like it. Drunk to death on beer. Slugs know how to go. Not bad at all.
Leepe_steven (158) - Lede, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber colour with almost no head and almost no carbonation. Tastes bitter and has a long dry and bitter aftertaste. not bad, not special.
JefVerstraete (843) - BELGIUM - APR 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber colour, low carbonation. Bitter aroma with notes of toffee and caramel, dry bitter finish.
SarkyNorthener (1300) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from local shop. Amber beer with a small head and some lacing. Aroma of toffee. Taste is also toffee, dry bitter hops and lots of malts. Medium bodied. A very nice beer for a pasteurised bottled version.
Cunningham (3908) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear brown amber color with a fine off white head that leaves a nice lacing.
Aroma: Malty, vanilla, fruity and mild hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Fruity, malty and a fine hoppy background.
Overall impression: I really enjoy British premium bitter from bottles. A higher carbonation lifts the beer up a bit.
Personal stats: Bottle from Spar at Stansted Airport in Essex, England.
alethol (93) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber. Aromas of vanilla, coffee, honey. Sweetness with a sting. Light to medium body. Short finish. OK beer.
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent English Bitter. A cautionary note to hopheads: English Bitters balance hops and malt and therefore will not be bitter enough for you. For you I suggest putting a pine tree in a juicer and then adding the liquid to this beer.