MartinT (7482) - 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 (1301) - 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 (10213) - 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.
a_cross (525) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber, frothy white head; a fruity, dry bitter with a slight sulphuric edge which instead of spoiling the beer actually enhances its unique character; smooth, reliable and moreish.
jones35 (13) - banwell, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nicer nut brown colour leading to a balanced sweet body. Bitterness at front develops into a floral and herby finish
Vladivostok (211) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mid-amber colour. Well balanced and subtle with a crisp malt flavour. Not over-hoppy but a good ale nonetheless.
Like all ordinary bitters, needs tasting on a clean palate and definitely not at a Harvester near the M5!
evergreen0199 (1767) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Harvester restaurant adjacent to the M5 in Taunton, Somerset. An amber coloured pour with a small fluffy off white head on top. Vague hoppy, fruity aroma. Tastes fruity, bitter, hoppy. Rather bland in that boring English bitter way.
Theydon_Bois (6505) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Rifleman, Twickenham - 13/10/12.
Pours a clear copper colour with a frothy off white head. Good lacing ensues.
Nose comprises grain, light malt and some fruit.
Tastes of biscuit malt, light caramel tones, a little fruit.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation leading to a bitter finish.
FatPhil (8350) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (?, Cambridge)
Simple sweet malty bitter. Unassuming on the nose. However, it positively comes alive in the mouth. Still sitting in the "boring brown bitter" style, but it’s so full and aromatic, I think that people who don’t like this don’t like beer. Soft palate, carbonation low. Lovely malty nutty finish. Very tasty bitter.