DanielBrown (3168) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled at the Dog, Warley. Amber bitter, quite boring. Opens with a strong flavour of nothing, but does close with quite a pronounced maltiness. Rather dry, but with hints of cake - perhaps shortbread. A reasonable quaffer, not exciting for me.
Finn (3090) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Britannia London NW1 19 Sep 06. Clear golden brown coloured. A small white head. Dry bitter flavour with fruity hints.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - 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.
jackl (2596) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant ruby appearance. Light floral nose, light hops. Buttery flavor with a pretty smooth, dry finish. A totally reasonable bitter.
jfb (2569) - GERMANY - JAN 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(cask) clear copper colour with a very small white head. somewhat bland aroma of grass, earth, grain and a light hint of cherries. flavour is the same, slightly spicy, with a clean grainy profile and a bold herbal-hoppy finish. medium-bodied with soft to average carbonation.
kermis (2493) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Half pint from cask. Pours copper with a white head. Light citrus and hop aroma. Medium sweet, medium bitter flavour with some malt and bread. Thin to medium bodied with soft carbonation. Not bad but uninteresting. (offline rating from April 2012)
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned @ The Globe, Highcliffe. Fairly pale. Some sulphur with sweet malt notes with some fruitier strawlike hops in the mouth. Quite tasty for what it does.
BlackHaddock (2358) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sept 2009: This beer was on cask at my overnight accommodation this week, really glad I choose to stay at ’The Lamb Inn’, Iron Acton.
Poured a lovely deep, dark amber, clear, wholesome and smooth looking. One of the whitest of white heads I’ve ever seen on a bitter, it was only thin, but it stayed and left some lacing as the beer level sank.
I had three pints and loved each one, the hops and barley aroma was slightly sulphurus but not off-putting in any way, it just added to the bitterness that came towards the finish of each mouthful. It is a true flavoursome English Bitter and was the only beer the brewery produced for its first 18 years, they now do three others.
Very moorish, which is why I had three of these and didn’t get to try the others, which were also on offer, along with Bass and Courage Bitter (all on cask!).
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask Conditioned, at Ye Queen’s Head, Glastonbury, Summerset.
Cloudy amber colour, frothy static head. Served really cold. Jammy, marmalade aroma, descent bitter taste, medium palate.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint pulled at the Ring o’ Bells in Chagford (Devon), a clear copper with a thin bubbly white head. A warm malty aroma. Good malty flavour at first, followed by a hoppy bitter finish. Solid.