jjsint (1957) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 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 (8957) - 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 (1815) - 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 (13510) - 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 (639) - 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 (401) - 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 (2800) - 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 (15537) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.