Hanoi (212) - - DEC 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nose is cereal and barley and caramel. Taste is caramel and a little grapefruit bitterness. Mouthfeel is suitable. Itís hard to get excited by this, itís a bog standard British bitter with all the flaws that come with a commercial bottling.
spacecube (520) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the bridge, caramel and toffee malts, sharp citrus comes through finishing moderate bitter, palate is rich, carbonation is low. Nice beer
a_cross (472) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle; gold, thin white head; over carbonated - fizzy, rather than crisp; caramel taste and little else; poor, although would expect the cask version to be much better.
sterk (8) - MALAYSIA - SEP 4, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice. The floral fruitiness is just right, not too overpowering and itís not too strong so plenty can be be enjoyed. Bought a bottle in City Super, HK.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - AUG 11, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light and easy but still full of flavour. Summer fruits and some floral hops. Medium bitter finish.
GoufCustom (405) - HONG KONG - JUL 15, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Clear amber colour; Half-finger head and white foam which last for about 1 minute; Small sticky lacing with notable slight carbonation; Fragrant aroma of grapefruit, ale malt, honey, molasses and slight citrus hint; Fairly light sweet taste of ale malt, with light grapefruit, lemon, molasses, liquorices, light bitter lime and grass; Mid to light body, slightly thick palate; Taste profile is dominated by very dull grapefruit, notable ale malt, molasses undertone and liquorices. Dullness and staleness permeate... Quite strong hoppiness throughout, with grapefruit nose, bitter lime taste, and pronounce yet low key bitterness. Astringent finish seems hollow. Duh! Slightly dry after taste, quite easy to mouth
Comments: I always fascinate about those TV gardeners / handymen and their products. I bought this solely for this reason and before I popped the bottle, I didnít expect too much for this, and this is exactly it: an uninspiring brew rank even lower than the disappointing Fyne Ales Avalanche. With stale grapefruit, unimpressive bitterness, and thin body, this is just an easy and simple dinner wash. Wanted some aromatic and sensual excitement? Better look elsewhere.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Citrus tea and herbal bitterness liven up this Blond Bitterís honeyed malts, sculpting a juicy profile.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the clear honey gold.
-The flavour profile is balanced.
-Light biscuit notes are found.
-Earl Grey allusions are tasted as well.
On cask at The Bell Inn, Bath.
undercurrent25 (1179) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice pale/golden colour, taste was dry and hoppy, a decent example of this style of beer
Grumbo (421) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask handpull at the Bell in Bath, Somerset. A bright copper colour, with a small white head. Quite hoppy, along with subtle soft caramel. Minimal carbonation.
oops (105) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from Brighton. Really nice beer. Small white head. Clear amber. Smell is fresh and fruity hops. Fresh and bitter taste. Would like it to be with smaller/less bubbles. Itíll get the thirst away ;)