Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Turf Tavern, Oxford. Copper, thin but persistant open white head. Farmy, mint hops, a bit of corn flour malt. Some sulfur when first poured but that dissappates after a minute into something that smells inviting. A bit of blackberry. Plumy, biscuity malt, blended with a good rustic hop character. Solid.
iCraig (32) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle from EH Booth & Co, very hoppy, and fruit like qualities.
Also quite carbonated. Perfect!
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2007
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle bb 020907. This shit is infected, down the drain i goes. Re-rate pending.
DruncanVeasey (7249) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Completely headless after about 30 secs, but still far tastier and more refreshingly summery than that Young’s rubbish I just saw off. Tea leaf, ganja-like fruity orange hops up the nose. Leafy mandarin hoppiness followed by a nibble of creamy biscuit. Laudable.
tykjen (182) - Florø, 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 (8750) - 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 (479) - 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 it’s not too sweet. simply a mild drink that’s 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 (4576) - 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 I’d 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.