ManVsBeer (8307) - 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 (504) - 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 (2186) - 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 (9191) - 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 (1848) - 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 (13854) - 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 (428) - 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!