Gr0ve (2173) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2007
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml bottle. Light brown colour. Hazy. Next to no head, only a few coarse bubbles. Plum and raisin aroma. Even a little pepper and fig aroma. Light bodied. The texture is very light and almost watery. Extremely dull beer. There is a little malt flavour, but it is very blunt. Perhaps it is a little old. The bottle does not have a best-before-date on it, but it sure feel like the edge has been lost. Boring and dull beer.
boltonmark (9) - Uppingham, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2007 does not count
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice smooth beer with dark fruity favour. Malty with a very subtle caramel flavour in the background- nice beer
Sigmund (5558) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml brown bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. ABV is 4.3%. This beer is apparently named after the original idea of "painting the town red" (see label). Listen, taggers and other vandals: it might have seemed funny the first time, but it’s not funny any more!
The beer is more brown than red, slightly hazy, and pours with a moderate to low head. Are you sure this beer is not bottle conditioned? Moderate carbonation, soft mouthfeel. Pleasant aroma of malts, earth, caramel, blackcurrant leaves and dark fruits. Flavour is perfectly balanced between the malts and hops, not too sweet, despite some caramel in the background - no off-flavours here: Melton Red tastes like BEER, and a damn good one too!
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (from Southwick Brewhouse, BBE Oct 07). Malty aromas, caramel and light roasty choc. Not too sweet with some bitterness to finish but there is a slightly metallic flavour. Otherwise fairly average.
imdownthepub (11132) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, Pasteurised. Brown amber with good head. Nice smooth easy drinking bitter with a surprising fresh malty taste and late hop bitterness. Smooth finish, quite nice.
Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle.Dark brown in colour,no head,Horlicks and rich tea.Alot of strange flavours here.
RichardGretton (4374) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark bitter with a smooth caramel aroma, and a rather sweet bitter caramel flavour. Overall too smooth and malty for my liking.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bronze, amber coloured body, bright, with a soft beige head. Lovely malty aroma. Complex malt flavour that is uplifting and interesting enough to keep you coming back. Some tank water aftertaste but only on occasional sips.
leaparsons (8650) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas are biscuit malts and peppery hops. Tan in colour this pours with a dense head of foam. Flavours are hoppy to almost IPA levels. Nice smooth malts with a chalk dry finish.
rauchbier (3645) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Chestnut coloured, good head and condition. Caramel and toffee nose with background of peppery hop resin. Smokey malt and toffee in the mouth with a good hop bitterness, and a malty sweet finish laced with hop flavour.