MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2008 <i>A Mes rate: bottle from Sainsburys.</i>
It’s 9:09 am and I’m downing this in an attempt to calm my neves before I get on the plane to Barcelona. It has to be said this is a good looking beer. It’s an awesome orange amber colour with a very stable medium sized white head. Aroma is burnt caramel malt with some earth and sugar. Decent start actually and better than I was expecting. The flavour is more of the same and again pretty decent but where the hell are the hops? Ok they are just about there in the finish providing a little bite and a faint bitterness. Palate is overly stinging and does not help me do what I want to right now which is to down it. Actually it’s not bad you know. Well it’s better than I expected. Rich malty notes give some decent bread and cake flavours. Overall a decent drop just too gassy.
CH-303 (1588) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Dark orangy brown. Little bit of white head, longlasting.
Aroma: Bit of yeast. Fruit, some hops and malt.
Taste: Crisp. Nice malt and hops. Nice, bitter aftertaste.
Info: 500ml bottle, 2/9-2008, 198/500
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml. from Waitrose, Christchurch. Pours a clear amber with medium off-white head which does not last. An aroma reminiscent of burning rubber. Quite thin mouthfeel. Refreshing session ale.
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cream coloured head .Amber in colour with a fruity aroma unusual taste but nice was smooth and malty.
joe19612 (2073) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle . A clear amber colour, beautiful clear amber with a thick creamy head. The taste is very nutty with bitter finish.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A little thin and a bit too sweet. Not enough hops - overall, fairly bland
imdownthepub (11197) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, 500ml, pasteurised. From Tesco, Banbury. Gold to amber beer with slight white head, carbonated. Sharp, slightly chemical flavoured beer with thin mouth, palate. Some hoppy character but little to go on. Pretty average beer.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Thin. Minerally malt flavours and enough bitterness to be drinkable. Quyite fizzy and suffers from being in a bottle.
scotty (1081) - SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good best bitter style, nice burnt gold in colour, the white head dies slowly and leaves an attractive lace. The palate is initially quite sweet but that fades and is replaced by a gentle bitterness that lingers awhile. Morrisons Carlisle...or was it Asda????
Hoser (370) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2008 Page 62 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide. Had this beer at the brewery just a yards away from the Yorkshire squares.Leafy, herbal, dry and complex. Only 176 of MJ’s 500 Classic Brews to go.