jmgreenuk (4257) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bernie’s Off License, Solihull. Poured a clear medium amber with a broken frothy white head. The aroma is grassy hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a grassy, pepper spice hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. One of the hoppiest bitters I’ve ever had. It was very tasty and refreshing too.
wimpyjoe (3763) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Darker golden ale with malty undertones. More a true bitter than anything fancy but is only mild in this respect.
RichardGretton (4240) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Vibrant cloudy amber beer with a strong head. The aroma is very hopped with some toffee, and the flavour is very bitter with a strong amount of hoppy’ness. Overall very nice well hopped bitter.
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 26/08/12. A copper coloured beer with a massive rocky spongy white head. A head like that from a Britsih BCA fills me with dread, but this is really good. Obviously English ingredients but really hoppy in flavours. Nicely fruity. The nose is really hoppy even from a distance. Orangey fruits and a bit of spiciness in the mouth. A bit of marmalade. Very impressed.
DanielBrown (3782) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled at the Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Clean, refreshing Bitter. Well blended: tobacco, faintly sweet malt and crusty pepper w/ UK hop finish. All round good stuff - the sort of thing that gives UK cask Bitters a god name.
leaparsons (8037) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with a thin foam. Aromas are caramel and oranges with yeast and light lemon. Biscuit with earthy, spicy hops. Medicinal with dark honey and some woody, nutty aspects. Flavours are earthy apple with caramel and toffee. Dusty, bready yeast with herbal notes. Hints of chocolate with low nutiness. Dry on the finish. A decent session bitter.
IBeerU (5) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 29, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted locally in Coventry, pump tapped, served in british pint glass. It’s an amber, low carbonate, moderated bitter and quite light beer.
imdownthepub (10140) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at The Gatehouse Tavern, Coventry. Amber with white head. A fairly standard biscuity malt bitter, fairly dry and refreshing. Decent enough.
johndoughty (3960) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden with a small head and low carbonation. Some bitterness but nothing overpowering,A gentle bitter with no really dominating flavours or complexity. It says on the bottle that its a session beer and that is what it is.
DruncanVeasey (7142) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2011 1) Cask handpull, Whitefriars, Coventry. Finally, I tracked a pint of Byatt’s down and the biggest city in the UK without a brewery (and my hometown) has its own micro. Bastards beat me to it. Orange amber with a loose, well-behaved white collar. Light resinous aroma with tropical and catty suggestions. Good soapy rasp of bitterness, pineapple, chaffy finish. Bitter linger. Promising. 737313=3.3......................
2) Bottle-conditioned. Pours burnished with a fine, moussey collar. Strong, fresh hop aroma with the surprisingly piney, orange jelly, catty notes that back garden Fuggles can have, plus some elder, plus some celery, plus some supporting liquorice, plus some coffee. Sky blue tinted spectacles aside, a fine smelling ale. Excellent stewed tea malty/hoppy notes on the palate; celery, shortbread- bit like TT used to taste when I started drinking it. Prickling carbonation, but better bottled than 90% of English BC beers. Some soap and elderflower in the finish, which is raspy and lingering. Well-wrung, balanced, biscuity. Hobnob afters. Eclipses the cask version I encountered, so re-rated accordingly.