BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark gold with a medium, frothy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit malt, light diacetyl, herbal hops and pear esters. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness, light sweet malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium to light body and medium carbonation.
Bamsen78 (3414) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy amber with airy but stable off-white head. Clear aroma of yeast and hops, with fruity notes. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with estery notes and touches of fruit and citrus. Mildly bitter finish. Low carbonation. Watery. OK but nothing to sweep me off my feet. Not off as such, even though the bottle is past the BBD. May need re-rating.
NonOperational (50) - ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
One of the hidden gems in run-of-the-mill shops, it’s a simple ’classical’ bitter, but as the blurb says the Brakspear yeast really adds an interesting, zesty, pear & spice note (just as White Labs WLP029 does). A nice dry finish makes it a simple beer that you could drink a few of.
rand (1299) - SWITZERLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500 ml from La Maladière Centre - Neuchâtel (CH). Deep golden with a short white head. Aromas of malt, vanilla, zest and herbs. The taste is dry, earthy with zesty hops, citrus, fruity and toffee. In finale, a excellent bitterness.
ERB92 (399) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malt, bread, fruits and some citrus in the aroma. Golden with a white head. Medium sweet and medium + bitter. Light body with a soft carbonation. Overall a nice bitter, but not something to remember.
ConnyPetersson (75) - SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaska från SB. Luftigt skum. Ren ljusgul färg. Maltig söt doft. Parfymig smak
jj0076 (31) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not particularly outstanding but perfectly drinkable. Wouldn't go looking for it specifically though.
prawlie (1186) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle into a pint glass. Clear amber, gassy, good bubbly head. Nice Goldings aroma, with a hint of citrus to it. Crisp, light citrus, quite tasty. A nice drop, a good English bitter.
SamTheBarrel (497) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 330ml brown bottle, pours clear golden with a medium sized off-white head, that reduced quickly leaving almost no lacing. Aroma is faint of wheat bread, corn and some metallic notes. Flavours of wheat bread, caramel and toffee. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is light-medium bodied, slightly oily texture and average carbonation. Despite to a somewhat disagreeable aroma, the flavour is quite good. Overall this is a decent bitter.
Vighals (1395) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Klar lys brun farge med tynt hvitt skum. Lite lukt, noe kornete og malt. Mineralsk smak. Medium kullsyre, medium- bitter