tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1/2 pint handpumped cask at Dispensary pub, Liverpool. Brown color, fine off-white head. Aroma is mild hops. Flavor is fruity sweetness and fine hops.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in Counting house. Aroma is fruity yeasty, nuttyy character and grassy hop. Taste ios similar nice and tasty and sessionable.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker St. ’Sporks.
Dark copper coloured. Pretty bland aroma of some faint nutty malt. More nuts in the flavour with some slight hoppage but some nice, lingering peaty and earthy notes in the finish add a bit of character. A little thin but ok over all.
berkshirejohn (4112) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask - gravity A fairly standard bitter; good maltiness and some hops; nothing to get excited about.
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[CASK: The Lass-O-Gowry, Manchester 26/10/06] Another of the many mediocre ales out there. A typical ’best’ reasonable and unexciting but not horrible by anymeans. Just another brew!
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown colored, medium sized, thick light yellow head. Bitter hopped aroma with fruity sourness, still not very rich for me. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is also nicely bitter, but still misses some character. Basic lemon with some flowery tones in aftertaste.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (handpump), GBBF 2006, Day 5, August 2006. Last day of the festival and sticks were very low, so any scoops were welcome. Bit of a mystery that I hadn’t rated this before. "Finest" is a something of an overstatement of this beer’s merit. It’s a fairly basic, copper coloured, session bitter, just like many hundreds of other beers from round the country. A bit more malty than the norm. Decent, but a bit nondescript. But I’m not sure that "Cains Decent But Nondescript Bitter" would be a very popular name with the marketing boys.
omhper (18716) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Cask at GBBF] Nut brown. Sweetish and gently roasty with light-medium body and soft, somewhat soapy mouthfeel. Low bitterness. Pretty solid bitter.
Svesse (5786) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Dr Duncan’s, Liverpool, 24 July) Colour is brown/dark amber with a frothy head. Nose is fruity with dark fruit and a distinct toffee aroma (Swedish Dumlekola). Taste is fruity with dried fruit, orange and a hint of milk chocolate. Smooth and easy to drink. Fair enough.
Nekronos (3364) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 12, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
NOt big deal, another bitter, refreshing although after a while, nothing special.