chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, - MAR 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2006 Currently brewed at Burtonwood, of course, although the rebuilt Brakspear plant should be back online before too long. Despite being transplanted from its spiritual home, this is still a perfectly respectable copper coloured supping bitter with an intense bitter hop attack, but a hint of fruit and malt to compensate. Very dry finish. Handpump, Uxbridge Arms, Notting Hill Gate, London. (3.0)
RE-RATE. August 2006, handpump at The Colonies, Westminster. The return to Oxfordshire seems to have pepped this beer up and this was a lovely pint of "ordinary" bitter in cracking condition. Lots of fruit, bags of bitterness, soft underlying malt and just a hint of "Burton snatch" type sulphur on the nose. A very welcome surprise.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber, minerally, slightly metallic character. Touch of caramel, good hop character leaves a dry, moreish finish, really nice easy-drinking bitter, though with a hint of diacetyl.
kufdam (128) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Three Tuns in Henley. A lot of flavour for the abv. My dad enjoyed this. It is a classic brown English beer.
absgt (6) - - OCT 27, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good light session beer. Plus more characters to make it up to 7575757575
MalcolmTucker (642) - SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. A decent session bitter that was greatly helped by being served in good condition.
wimpyjoe (2687) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden copper in colour. Has a slight berry fruit character, more so in aroma than taste - and a fair bitterness.
DandyLion (441) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ firebug, Leicester. Dark brown. Smells like traditional bitter. Tastes like bitter, with a lingering bitterness. Good job I like brown bitters. Adequate. I'd have it again, just wouldn't be clamouring for it!
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Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Yorkshire Grey, London. Pours clear, rich gold with a foamy white head. Toasty dough aroma. Light sweet flavor with dry toast, leaves and faint caramel. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Light sweet finish with toasty malts, leafy bitterness, light dry grass and dirt, and mild caramel. Very solid, classic bitter.
luttonm (2049) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Golden Heart. Dark clear caramel, clean foamy head that quickly fades. Cider-lager sour nose. Crisp deep bitter with caramel malt. smoky oak barrel. tart, very good.
EdKing (1715) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught in The Tipperary, London. Tasted alongside Directors and Pedigree and it was all pretty much the same, although the Brakspear had a bit more spiciness in the nose and flavour. Colour was darkish brown bitter, not much head. Nice is caramel, sweet malt, spicy hops. Taste the same with a fair bit of bitterness which leaves a sweet bitter aftertaste.
JorgeLee (1026) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Windmill near Waterloo. Reddish brown session ale, predominantly a dry hoppy bittter. Either Iím getting old or this isnít as tasty as it used to be before theyy started messing with production and ownership.