mr_h (1453) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Ninaís Mini Market, Edinburgh - amber brown with a slight haze, roasted nutty malt aroma, bubbly beige head, bit metallic, caramel flavour, strong bitter malty aftertaste
DruncanVeasey (6116) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, as pictured, but brewed by RCH at 4% ABV. Deep-headed, bright honey bronze. Smells like an ancient, dusty carpet in need of a shampoo. Some good, spilt coffee, walnut and varnished pine notes seeping out. Pretty full flavoured for a 4% bitter with more resinous pine, cream and walnut suggestions. Astringent, radicchio bitterness to finish. Hoppy in its own way, lightly mildewed. Suck more carpet. Not bad.
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve got a bottle of RCH - Sweet F.A. Iím sure its the same and Iím surprised its not well liked. This is a good beer, Iíve rated some poor ales recently, this is very good. Plenty of flavour, banana, toffee possibly in this, a seriously tasty malty bitter, colour is a light gold. Definite 4.
Blairgus (1753) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
23 june 2011, bottle. light orange/tan, clear, no bubbles, thin foamy head. sweet, yeasty bread malt, bananas, toffee, and pub ale. thin/med body and slightly fizzy. sugary malt and some faint spices. granted, flavours are more pronounced than most british beers. iím still not impressed
nboldock (6) - Hull, East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2011 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím intrigued by this beer. It is on here as "Retired" but it appears to have been resurrected - I know this because I drank a bottle of it last night! The label is identical except the scroll at the top says "RCH Brewery" although it appears Branded Drinks Ltd are the ones selling it. I picked this up at Rhythm & Booze, Cottingham, East Yorks for the princely sum of £1.
Anyway, onto the beer. Pours pale, so much so that it looks almost like a lager. I had low expectations for the taste but was pleasantly surprised to find it highly fruity with a heavy apricot taste in the background. Very pleasant indeed and well worth my quid.
cgarvieuk (11001) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home ... light copper big white head ... light sweet hop nose ... metalic malt and fruits... little caramel.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A Mes rate: bottle from god knows where.
Dirty caramel brown with a decent white head. Full on yeasty and oxidised. Tons of caramel. Sickly and sticky. Not good.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 18, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (in NZ), pours a hazy light amber with a frothy off white head. Sweet malty aroma, caramal, and fruit. A decent amount of bitterness on the palate, sweet fruity (kiwifruit) flavour with quite a tang in the finish, and caramal malt.
Beth101 (481) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy with a small head. Aroma of rotten fruit. Had some lacing on glass. Had a taste of syrupy fruit.
Gethinbeer (1822) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very bitter, fresh but tinny aroma. Once it settles, honey comes through. Slightly cloudy, thin lace. Light copper colour. the flavour was of sweet honey, smooth syrup like texture. Slight bitterness.