Towey1989 (1658) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of pale, biscuity malts, some straw, subtle musk and slight earthy hops. Taste of biscuit, slight straw, subtle orange and earthy, floral hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, biscuit, musky, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. Itís not bad because itís typically English, biscuity malts and musky, earthy hops.
theprof (452) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask. Golden. Thin top. Faint smell of citrus and malt. Taste is more hoppy with strong lasting bitterness. Thinly bodied and disappointing
MrTipple (3177) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: light grain malts, not much else. Appearance: brown, small, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light body, not too much in terms of palate, light grain malts again, maybe some weak caramel too. Overall: light and mellow, bit watery, not the best in its class. Pint at The Raven, Bath.
SarkyNorthener (3919) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Golden amber beer with medium head and some lacing. Aroma of biscuit and tangerine. Taste is biscuit malts, fruit, pepper and some tangerine again. Decent.
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask,hand pulled at The Wellington,Birmingham.Amber pour with small white head.Subdued aroma of malt.Malt in the taste.Reasonable.
FatPhil (13312) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold. Not much aroma - some minerals. Thin and watery. Thereís even something a bit chemical about it. I suspect Iím not a huge fan of the water this is made from.
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in the Market Porter. Alround rating: Pale sweeter malt, the yeast is fairly fruity and a bit earthy, the beer uitself is a bit hazy and seems slightly unclean, its also lacking sulphur which isnt a bad thing coming from burton, the finish has little hop but it remains fairly balanced. Easy drinking.
larsga (7220) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small white head. Orange slightly hazy body. Fruity caramel toffee aroma, quite faint. Dry-sweetish floral roasty caramel taste, very harmonic and quite strong, with straw notes. Soft, mild mouthfeel, faintly oily. Mid-bodied. Dry floral straw and wooden caramel aftertaste. Lovely! Could drink this all day. (0.25l cask, The Carpenterís Arms, Marble Arch, London.)
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2010 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Mid gold with a small head. Floral hop aroma. Some malt in the taste. Mid to strong bitter finish. Itís OK, but donít go searching for it. 21.12.09 Dusty straw aroma with some chipboard. Oaty biscuit taste. Mid bitter finish. Quaffing Santa on the pumpclip, but it doesnít seem particularly seasonal. Rated:5,3,5,4,10:2.7
30.12.10. Same location.Underarm malt aroma with straw. Very sweet and malty with grain. Bit too direct. Rated:5,3,5,4,11:2.8
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2009 Re-rate, cask, White Post Inn, Stanley Common, Derbyshire. So much better; lighth flowery notes with dry malty backbone, assured bittering finish.
Original rate 2.4, Cask at Criterion, Lecester, RB crawl 2005. Who will save me from these average ales? Hearty my arse. Burton Bridge ought to know better - stunningly average, no edge to make it worthy of a tag like Hearty.