mR_fr0g (2855) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the moon under water, Watford jdw. Light amber copper clear pour with a loose off white head. Neutral sweet raisin aroma. English esters and some twigs. Flavour is twiggy, raisin, metal and stsle malts. Bitterness is present. Some hedgerow flavours in the finish. Medium light palate.
chrisv10 (10875) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Parcel Yard. Dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted and dusty. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, medium sweet, little dark fruits, dusty, yeast and bread.
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Parcel Yard, Kings Cross. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, fruits and hops. Dry semi bitter finish.
wimpyjoe (3716) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keighley Beer Festival. Copper with a small head. HIgh in malts in both aroma and taste.
witthatsbier (220) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grainy aroma ,copper colour a old fashioned bitter and none the worse for it
hoppy flavour with slightly sweet lingering finish ,a fine classic old fashioned bitter
jjsint (727) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with small white creamy head which dissipates quickly. Aroma doesn’t give much to hang on to - a weak scent of malt. Taste is full-flavoured and tangy with a strong malt edge. Jarring sour/bitter finish. Full, satisfying mouthfeel. Tasty, although for some an acquired taste no doubt.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Lightly bready and caramelized cereals segue into earthy hop bitterness in this classic Brown Bitter.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the misty bronze amber.
-Drinkability is high.
-The burnt sugar flavours are not heavy.
-The mouthfeel is lean.
-This gets better as you down the pint, which is exactly the point.
-The flavour profile may be forgettable (these interchangeable Brown Bitters often are, it seems), but it doesn’t mean it’s a boring beer.
On cask at The Bell Inn, Bath.
undercurrent25 (1390) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice sessionable bitter, no memorable strong flavours, strong pale malts in the palate
bhensonb (10906) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Parcel Yard. Pours copper with a creamy off-white head. LIght floral aroma. Med body. Flavor is mild roast malt with floral and a touch of leather! Bitter finish. Quite good.
MadWelshWizard (11) - - JAN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a nice pint, local to my new flat. A bit different to the way it tastes down in Bristol but still quite nice.