Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Raglan Arms, Rugby - 19/09/12. Badged as Belvoir Best.
Clear golden with a decent white head - really looks the part for a cask bitter!
Very muted nose, really little to say other than a little malt.
Taste is a big improvement on the nose with toasted malts, caramel, hops amd a little smokiness.
Medium bodied, smooth and creamy, nice feel to this bitter.
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2011. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with hoppy hints.
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2010 Cask handpull, The Slug and Lettuce, Leicester. Honey amber, slim lacing slick. Very discreet, resiny aroma of pine needles, evergreen, orange. Full honeyed mouthfeel, cashew malt, spicy and delicately resinous hop like licking aniseed-infused pine sap off a piece of flatpack furniture. Probably. Hugely drinkable and subtly flavour-packed. Everything a BB should be.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned - handpump Salutation Inn Nottingham A copper coloured beer with an off white head and lacing. A grassy aroma and a full bitter taste. No real fruit or citrus notes at all but a very fine bitter.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gravity cask at the Battersea Beer Festival, 8th Feb 2008. Very clear amber appearance. Great aroma of flowers and apples which leads into a taste of honey and herbs. Very smooth on the tongue too. This is a fantastic light beer.
Christian (11274) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask/GBBF. Golden with a lasting white head. Orange, lemon and green hops in the aroma. Dry and hoppy, bitter flavour.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Proeflokaal. Malty and raisin aroma. Light brown color, off-white head, good lace. Sweet, malty, nice hop bitterness, hints of raisin and herbs. Flavorful, nice balance.
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Transparant, but decent fluffy head, over foxy-amber beer. Bit of caramel, UK hops, dry hop sacks, old hessian. Nutty & caramel flavour, but light & relieved by some good aroma hops added. A bit light for a Best Bitter. Quite some slickness, even sticky, caramel ending. Light bodied, but nice, invitingly tasting bitter.
doubelknv3 (994) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasting notes from 2002 Harbury Beer Festival. Lite brown with creamy head. Malt, fruit, and carmely aroma. Carmel, roasted malt, fruit, and mild hop flavours. Bitter finish.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Stillage at the Victory Hall Mens Club, Mobberley 27/07/2003
Mid brown coloured pale and sour with lots of fruit and malt in the finish.