pootzboy (1608) - Hawgville, Ontario, - JUN 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle: pours a hazed amber in the glass with a smallish white cap. Modest carbonation. Aroma is understated – light sweet boiled cereals, light grassiness – clean. Weak mouth feel fluid body. Flavour is mild in both malt and hop presence, has a decent smoothness and ease of drinking, Bitter clean finish. Seems like a standard Brit pub mild to me, 2 dimensional, not really distinctive, but I presume this is far better fresh on cask – I have to wonder about the freshness of my sample seeing how it had virtually no ale fruitiness to it. Not that I’m overly thrilled by these mild Brit ales, but the idea of bottling cask style ale never works out well as it stales out so quickly in small containers like bottles.
Svesse (6634) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Crown Rivers JDW, London Heathrow Terminal 5, 1 Dec 2014) Amber colour with foamy, beige head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of citrus, apricots, hints of resin and lots of fresh hops. Malty, fruity taste with citrus, apricots, a touch of ginger and fresh hops in a finish with a balanced bitterness. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Fresh and tasty. Nice one.
JohnRMurdoch (3513) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Ales By Mail. Light brown & tan, not much head. Nutty malt aroma. Flowery nutty malt flavour. Big bitter aftertaste. A good bitter.
Sjohnh (311) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber, slightly cloudy, with a small but sticky white head. Medium body. Aroma of malt and grass. Some malt in the flavour too, but this is quickly overtaken by hoppy bitterness which then lasts and lasts. Interesting, but I’d prefer the sweet malt middle to last a little longer before the onslaught of hops.
zacgillbanks (2740) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Glug, Newcastle. Bright amber coloured with an initial orange blossom, pine and citrus flavour followed by nutty, oak, more pine and burnt toffee on the finish.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 31 Jul 2012. Poured a clear amber, with a dense off white head. Aroma was quite light, with some grassy hop, caramel and mild sulphur. Flavours were better; some peppery hop, citrus and biscuity malt. Finish was hay, peal and toasted malt.
StueyD (1305) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A mid orange red coloured beer with a weak off-white head. An odd strawberry jam aroma, with a background of grassy hops and light caramel. A light and dry mouthfeel. A light, medium-dry malty flavour, there is remnants of the strawberry jam element from the aroma, but this is soon overtaken by a light caramel flavour. This is then followed by a mild bitter hop flavour, that adds a grassy, woody taste. The finish is bitter and hoppy.
Tasted at JDW The Limes, Fakenham.
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DanielBrown (3982) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Square Peg, Birmingham. Lacing with a brushed grey carpet. Except white. Really bitter - splendidly salty, peppery, crushed acorn hardness. The prickles of Lindor are brief and plea singing. What a good example of a genuine Bitter.
niquillis (1290) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Reginald Mitchell (JDW), Hanley. Pours red brown with light head. Quite a dry smoky peat end to this and the hops try and fight through. Unusual but decent.
Don2711 (176) - - NOV 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2014 Really good this one. Lovely hoppy aroma with red berries and caramel taste. Mahogany colour. Good strength and complex finish. Will drink again.
MissPxx (633) - - OCT 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutty and hoppy aroma. Deep caramel dark amber colour. Very cloudy. Quite a tangy aftertaste.
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