Estarriol (5) - - JUL 14, 2007
2.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Cheap in a special offer and I was hoping to find a gem but didn’t drink more than a few mouthfuls. Just not my cup of tea - thin and watery, overly bitter given its little complexity, doesn’t sit well in the stomach. Nice amber colour and acceptable nose. Processed and artifical aftertaste. Glad to have tried any beer but won’t buy again.
TorbenJensen (515) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Many notes of malt, amongst caramel, rises in the nose of this ale. The foam is confined to a thin layer. It tastes markedly bitter hops and has a small sweet tang of caramel. The finish is dry and long-lasting. A fine, but traditional British bitter without any major surprises.
lidor1995 (28) - ISRAEL - JUN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth bitter taste with low aroma and full palate, not too strong in taste and not too filling
JohnRMurdoch (3790) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle. Medium brown, decent head. Toffee vanilla vegetable aroma. Metallic caramel malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Bog standard supermarket bitter. Not my sort of beer.
mabuzzer (295) - SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Coppery colour with a foamy white head. Sweet, slightly floral aroma, a little metallic. Taste is caramel, some fruit and soda. Thin body, a bit too fizzy
Blade86 (938) - Wrocław, POLAND - JUN 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
copper, clear, minimal off-white foam, nice lacing; caramel, little earthy, maybe some nuts; medium bitterness, lightly sweet; light body, slightly metallic thin feel, average- carbonation, moderately long bitter finish;
Overall: weak palete, ok taste and aroma
geophagus (616) - Lubin, POLAND - MAY 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 0.5 l/ half of bottle) Clear, copper colour. Small to emdium sized, fast falling head. Good lacing. Light body, soft carbonation, watery texture. Aroma: Mostly malty, toasted malts, bready, herbal hops. Taste: Similat to aroma with soft to medium strong, herbal and astringent bitterness.
Mjp12 (766) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet malt aroma, a light bitter, quite high carbonation, and a bitter finish. Nothing special, but a decent summer gluging beer for the garden
zimbo (754) - SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Difficult to be more objective with this considering how rnthusiastoc I was about the cask version of this beer 25 years ago. Still some old school Brakspear character there with some toffee and orange but they don’t marry well.
ianwelby (748) - SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber beer with a thin head. Light, sour aroma. Flavour has a touch of sour fruit, a touch of bitter hop and a dash of caramel but not a heck of a lot else. Pretty tame, all things considered.
allmyvinyl (6343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from Booths. Pours clear copper with no real head. Aromas of metal, earthy hops, caramel. Taste is earthy, sweet. Sweet finish. Too fizzy.