chriso (7254) - 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.
wimpyjoe (1742) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, 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 (239) - 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 (7179) - 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 (1634) - 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 (1313) - 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 (769) - 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.
tombyars (1210) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First tasted this in the Ale House, Paisley in July 1991. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear orange amber in colour with a thin white head. Slight wood smoke in the hoppy aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a thin digestive biscuit flavour coupled with tart redcurrant fruit. Floral hop resins present in the slightly bitter aftertaste. Finish becomes drier with distinct grassy notes. A fine session bitter.
MotherBrother (555) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
pour amber-red, with a small white head.
Too me, a lot of cinnamon strikes the nose, a is completly dominating.
Watery texture, and have never seen the shadow of carbonation.
Very bitter end, so every sip is slightly worse than the previously.
AshtonMcCobb (1490) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap at the Meadow, Coalbrookdale, Shropshire. Pours amber with a red hue. It has a decent head. The nose has toffee and raisins. The taste has grapes, then some toffee, but there is a clean appley finish.The palate has a medium structure and texture, despite the low alcohol and there is a clean finish. Overall, a tastey ale at session strength.
Karori (3) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 11, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Superb beer, on handpump at the Horse and Jockey Hipley, Hampshire. great bitterness and aroma. Well presented by the pub.