vipinvelp (2048) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper yellow with small off-white foam head. Aroma is quite hoppy. Taste is bitter with some dough, some cookie. Aftertaste is bitter dominated, still some sweet is trying to get true. (Moscow 201304)
GoufCustom (748) - HONG KONG - MAR 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle bought at TASTE in Olympian City, Tai Kok Tsui. Clear amber brown colour; Half finger head and off-white foam which last for about 1 minute; Minimal sticky lacing with active carbonation; Light aroma of malt, light orange, honey and light floral; Fairly light sweet taste of malt, with dry biscuit, lime and pleasant grass; Light body, slick palate; Taste profile is mainly light ale malt with lemon, biscuit and grass being wrapped up in a pleasantly moderate hop background; Hop bitterness is obvious yet pleasant, which brings out a nice, lingering grassy astringent finish. Very dry after taste, decently bitter to mouth.
Comments: for my 4th and (for now) last try of this brand, this one ends on a pretty good note. Unlike the wacky, out-of-character Celt Iron Age, this one’s hop character is well under control, with aroma, bitterness and astringency all decently presented. Otherwise, other ale-related aroma and taste are flat and unexciting. A decent “Bitter” is this beer is about, nothing more. It’s much more quaffable than Iron Age of course, but for now, “Silures” and “Dark Age” are the best of the four I’ve tried and I will stick with those two instead.
Osprey87 (1367) - WALES - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dec 2012 - Interesting first impression, wasn’t expecting that. A medicinal lemony foretaste leads to a moderate level of bitterness. By no means run of the mill - the flavour is very individual. Interesting, but not my cup of tea.
jtclockwork (7899) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours amber brown with off white head. Nose and taste of dried fruit, dried biscuit malt, toffee, bitter hops and caramel bread. Dry slightly bitter finish. Medium body.
FloridaBeerGuy (10) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma was lackluster. Toasty Malts in this brown ale. Hints of grassy earthyness and a bit of smoke. nice lacing. long finish of hops on the pallate. Worth trying.
AirForceHops (2945) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Paid $5.00 for a 500ml bottle @ The Beer Store, Nashua. Amber color in an Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Nose is an English caramel malt. Flavor is weak malt notes, bittering hops that I can’t really pint point any type of variety. Body is light with texture being on the watery side. This would be a nice drink on cask at a pub. But the bottle is lacking any real flavor or depth. I guess that’s why I don’t drink many Bitter’s. Could be a good session brew in the right circumstance.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - FEB 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Oooooohhh. That is a surprising drink. It has a very smokey rye cereal flavour at first. This moves into a well balanced medium bodied malt bitterness. Finishes toasted shortbread.
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, eartiness and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of earthiness, light carmel and light woodiness with a smooth lingering earthy finish.
Essex (51) - Cardiff, WALES - JAN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a light brown colour with a small head that fades leaving a small layer, and very nice lacing down the inside too.
Smells faintly of sweet malts.
Tastes of sickly sweet malts, followed by a light hop bitterness that lingers for quite a while. Not bad at all.
Overall a decent session beer.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[4926-20121107] 500mL bottle. Light apple grains aroma. Clear, brown orange body with a quick foamy white head. Old grainy apple skins flavour. Medium body has a strange bitter floral aftertaste. Not a fan at first. (6/3/5/3/11) 2.8