DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright orange, cloudy, moderate ivory head. Fresh fruity aroma predominates-- oranges and pineapple? Yeasty, fruit-hoppy palate with a mildly bitter finish. Excellent balance and carbonation make this very enjoyable.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 <i>2007-11-15, 6-3-7-3-14=33</i>
Clear copper color, generous head. Light aroma, with some malt, citrusy hops, sweetish. Medium body, with a quite good malt flavor, turning into a more toffeish feeling while the bitterness raises. Better than expected.
<i>2005-11-01, bottle conditioned, 6-4-7-3-13=33</i>
Cloudy amber color. Fresh aroma, malty, citrus fruits and maybe a light infection. A bit of malt flavor, pretty good hopping, solid, quite astringent at the end, oak astringency. Pleasant.
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
lovely pefumy, piney and peachy aroma. tastes bitter fruity(peach again), resinous, and malty. good hopbitter! great looks too.
pivnizub (8550) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Hazy, orangey coloured, huge rocky head; spicy, hoppy nose with a tinge of yeast and sulphur; moderate bitter flavour; long, hoppy-aromatic ("english") finish, very spicy with some citrusy notes. A well rounded, fine Bitter.............
ALLOVATE (2264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
There is nothing like a simple and sessionable, bottled bitter to end any day closing in on Summer, and especially an Aussie Summer where the key lies in quenching the thirst. This did the trick!!! Poured into a pint glass just on cold. Sunny, honey gold body, typically British in appearance (lovely), with very, very fine carbonation raising to an ˝" fluffy white head that lasted and left fine lacing down the glass. Lightly tangy and fresh tangerine, apricot and grapefruit nose with a grassy and piney bite. Quite spicy, herbal and biting in the mouth on the first taste. Instantly sessionable with its crisp, quashing mouthfeel and bitter back end. Strong orange peel and apricot tartness across the mid-palate with a light note of honey and bready yeast upfront. Very crisp in the swallow for the length with a tangy citrus and honey mix falling off very quickly. A decent Bitter from this new statistic of modern Britannia. Easy drinking!!! (50cL, 25/11/05)
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from asda, nice colour and good lacing, had it quite chilled though.....a nice floral? aroma and a good sweet finish, caouldnt care less whether its organic or not tho, better than my other choice from asda tonight anyway
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2008 Not so fond memories of this beer. Aroma is refreshing and soem grassy hops, with a sweetness. Taste is similar with mayeb soem honey sweetness or is just cause im looking at the bee on the bottle? RERATE: Great stuff marmalade rich malt character. Reminisant of ESB.
Nekronos (3363) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 11, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2006 Again, these beers upset my tasting willings for the session, is like knowing next day it would be hard to swallow a beer because of the memories of the beer I had. Is not bad, I admit it, but there i something in the bitters.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In a bottle (tried it room temperature and cold). It has a nice somewhat fizzy dry finish with flowery tones and a nice bitter aftertaste. It does seem slightly watered down but is a nice beer nonetheless.
SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2009 Sept, 2002. Live Organic. Wonderful creamy head that smells of frosted grass. This bottled conditioned ale will shortly be available in draft form. Interesting earthy tones in an otherwise fresh flavour. Quite lively little fizz; belches up a treat. This has won best organic ale for the last two years. What impresses me is how almost every beer I drink has won some kind of award, no matter how ordinary, or even downright nasty they taste. This is a robust brew, but with no real significance. The best flavours come when drunk through the head, but after that dies down it has a life less ordinary. [2.6]
Oct, 2005. Organic Beer. The rather uninspired name tells everything: Brakspear Bottle Conditioned Organic Beer. That it is organic adds nothing to the taste, so that can be taken away. That it is live or bottle conditioned reveals nothing other than it is going to be better than a pasteurised beer. So what we are left with is Beer. This is a bottle of beer. No style, no name, not even a design on the label. Dull. Boring. Uninspired. It was a dull beer when I drank this three years ago - and it is a dull beer now. A middle of the road bitter. [2.7]
April, 2009. Oxford Gold Good initial hop bite, tasty orange hued malt. Good condition. This is a tasty Brakspear bitter - nothing exceptional, but nicely done - quite dry, refreshing, well made and tasty. Does the job. [3.3]