duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2005 Toffee, buttery, some shortbread or something, sweet, slippery mouthfeel, bland, no fun. (Cask GBBF 03’)(2.1)----- (Cask@The Magpie&Crown, Brentford, London): better this time, but still and average sort of bitter. Somewhere between amber and mahogany. A clean, and fairly smooth bitter. Lightly toasty and nutty, with some citric tang in the end. Average, but drinkable.
SilkTork (5521) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2004 Gravity Cask, GBBF 2003 Murky amber colour. Under developed malt aroma. Slightly rancid. Sweetish up front, finishing wet and not distinguished. [2.5]
JDW, Penge. Amber best bitter with loose bubble head. A satisfying fruity sweetness up front, overlaid by a pleasant hoppy tang bringing out ginger tones and mild roasty notes. Sweetness remains into the finish. Very tasty. Obviously the GBBF sample was off.
Nuffield (4020) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Caramel, fresh & fruity aroma. Some candy-like notes. A bit of vinegar too? Amber color, little head. Slightly flat body. Lingering metallic bitterness. Very average. (gravity pour at GBBF 2003)
JorisPPattyn (9242) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Cask) Slightly hazy amber. Creamy 1cm head. Nose of caramel, caramelized malts, Maillard. Strange off-taste, like mouldy malt. Caramel. Meaty-yeasty. Light to medium-bodied. Just OK. Uninteresting. Brewer ought to reinvent the brewers' fork - or another way of heating his mashtun.
rauchbier (3765) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask (gravity), GBBF2003. Amber colour, low head and condition. Slight vinegar aroma, sweet and tangy in the mouth and a short, uneventful finish.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Cask GBBF): Light amber color, peachy malt aroma. Sweet peachy, stone fruit flavor, moderately bitter finish.
imdownthepub (12813) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned, The Bishop Blaize, Burdrop. Yellow brown bitter good head. Nice juicy malts start of a fruity biscuit bitter. Fresh lemon hop flavour to finish. A great session bitter.
leaparsons (9605) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An easy drinking "real bitter". The hops produce a fruity palate with an impressive bitterness to finish. As a bitter should be.