tykjen (182) - FlorÝ, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rather disappointing compared to last time I tasted this beer. The hops are very subdued compared to last time. But still this is one of the more interesting bottle conditioned bitters on the market.
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2013 Bottled. A bright orange coloured beer with no head. The aroma is lovely and hoppy with plenty of orange fruit. The taste is also hoppy with citrus fruits, possibly mandarins, to the fore. Nice balanced and not suffering in any way from the British bottle effect. Just really smooth and tasty. Score 3.7
Subsequent ratings scored 3.3, 2.7 and 2.7. Average becomes 3.1
greenmanalishi (468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. pours light amber with cloudy, yellow head. nose of fruits, spices, hops. forgettable taste, but a nice soft/slightly creamy one to drink.
mountainforest (130) - Mississippi, USA - SEP 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
very, very smooth on the palate, almost buttery. surprisingly mild for a bitter. though just enough hops linger after swallow. the beer on the label has one expecting a honey taste, but itís not too sweet. simply a mild drink thatís best served cold. modest bubbles and aroma. did the organic part flatten the peaks and valleys of a more complex beer or it simply add an ounce of flavor to otherwise boring beverage? not sure.
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from ASDA, an early birthday present from Joe the family dog. Not a great fan of bitter but gave it a go anyway. Pours a gorgeous caramel colour with a short white head that dissolves quickly. Has a slightly sweet hoppy orange aroma. Strong taste of hops with nutty hints and dry bitter finish. Medium body. Not a bad beer, just not my cup of tea.
berkshirejohn (4542) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle conditioned so Iíd left it to stand for a week - poured a sparkling clear amber with a thick white head. Strong aroma of hops and a pleasantly bitter taste.
thebeertourist (4836) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy, orangey amber with a nice creamy offwhite head. Citrussy hop aroma. Good caramel and citrus flavours. Medium body. A good bitter bordering to an English IPA.
Gethinbeer (2158) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2011 Copper colour with a nice frothy white head. Weak malt honey aroma. Citrus hop, malt flavour. Pleasant tasting beer.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle conditioned, bought from a little corner shop in Sandiacre (Derbyshire, UK).
Lively but not fizzy, Prolonged yet thin head. Very freah & clean tasting. Nivce malty aroma, nice hoppy bitter taste.
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml brown bottle. 4.6% bottle conditioned. Poured a clear amber with good white head. Lots of microscopic bubbles and good lacing.Lovely berry/hop aroma. Great flavour nicely balanced fruity hops.Good full mouthfeel with a very pleasant bitter finish. A very drinkable beer.