goozen (2311) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can 0,5: Big black "B" on the side on the can with widget, clear amber colour with an decent fruity sweetbitter taste. Quite well balanced Bitter just like all other megabreweries will produced
Chrilly (20) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Dålig och blaskig ale. Rekomenderas inte. Alkoholhalt 4,7 % Användning Serveras vid cirka 8°C till husmanskost. Smak Fruktig smak med liten sötma, inslag av sirapslimpa, apelsin, torkad frukt och honung. Innehåller gaspatron. Råvaror Kornmalt och humle. Doft Nyanserad, fruktig doft med inslag av sirapslimpa, apelsinkaramell, torkad frukt och honung.
WeissGary (166) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer doesn’t deserve the poor rating, it is actually quite a decent beer, pretty sessionable and a lot better than some alternatives... it has a nice thick white head with holding power contrasted by a pale golden body, aroma has a grassy quality to it, tastes quite smooth with honey overtones.
SarkyNorthener (600) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Canned. Poor bitter very creamy with a plain taste there is a lot better out there. Draught is better though.
Russo (1244) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned. Clear amber color with a creamy fluffy amazing off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt, hints of toffee and honey. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitterness and little bit watery. Low carbonation. Mouthfeel is light bitter.
tfredvik (630) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear, medium copper body with an initial head that is as good as non-existent. Then the magic of the widget sets in, and a tiny, 2 mm, fully lasting creamy head slowly builds up. This sad little head even mange to leave some lacing on the glass. Quite faint aroma that is mostly malty with caramel and some sweet fruits. Very simple, but actually quite pleasant. The taste is light sweet and very very light bitter. Quite faint flavours, again it’s mostly caramel and fruits, with a vague metallic finish. The body is close to flat, this is like drinking water. Boring stuff, but not terribly bad.
[44 cl can, 3.5 % ABV, enjoyed 2 months before BB date, from Jacobs på Holtet, Oslo]
Grzesiek79 (2350) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, roasty, floral, grass, cheese, cooked vegetables, raisin, pale, cloudy, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, lively, soft carbonation, bitter,
Leighton (6913) - London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can at home in London. Pours clear, pale orange-gold with a weak, creamy head. Aroma gives off some light leaves, toast and honey. Light sweet flavor with some toasty bread, toasty sugar, faint stale leafy bitterness and hints of caramel. Light bodied and flat. Mild sweet finish with some dry and toasty malts, weak and dry caramel, faint wet leaves. Just an all around mediocre bitter. A bit disrespectful, really.
BlackHaddock (2350) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
440ml can of 3.5% of blandness. Poured into a dimpled pint mug, it looked OK once the ‘widget’ had done its business, clear and golden with a creamy head on top.
Not anything to report on the aroma front at all.
To call this bland is unfair to bland stuff; this is just rubbish and although I’m sure the liquid in the can had been shown some hops and malts: they didn’t actually get to meet each other long enough before they were boiled to death and pasteurised. This is great pity because when this beer was formally brewed at the Strangways Brewery it was a lovely bitter, didn’t travel too well but in its heartland you couldn’t have asked for a better pint of cask bitter. It would appear JW Lees have contract brewed a really poor product (as I believe they now produce this liquid).
Cost me a pound at a works beer call, managed to drink it all, but would have trouble spending that much on such a brew again.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
In can, thanks Rich! Drank this one while watching the first round of AFL. Pours a dark golden colour with a thick beige head. I remember enjoying this beer when I was younger, in the1990’s, but it’s just not the same. Aroma is a little metallic with bready yeast, caramel and barley. Similar flavours with a sweet finish that I don’t enjoy. Good to retry but not going to be a staple that’s for sure.