FatPhil (13289) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Duke of Wellington, Norwich) (6:4:6:4:13+=3.3+)
Soft sweet caramelly aroma. Ditto the taste. Soft palate, a little watery and sweet, carbonation low. Finish a little tanniny. A very solid bitter bitter. Not saying 3.7% - this has some real character. Bitterness very high, but it works very well in balance with the sweet caramelly malts.
BlackHaddock (6074) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
23rd April 2015: 500ml bottle shared with my wife in bright sunshine on our patio. Really enjoyed this beer: light brown body with full heads on our two half-pint glass tankards (old Home Ales countryman glasses). Malty lead with a good hop content stopping any real sweetness from showing. Fruity and interesting, belies it’s 3.7% ABV with a flavoursome taste and aroma.
jjsint (2178) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Light brown. Clear with reasonable head & lots of lacing. Negligible aroma: bit of fruit, wood, freshly mown grass. Taste is an improvement, with a hearty hoppy bitter taste and a slight bitterness in the finish. Nothing special but certainly a drinkable bitter.
ManVsBeer (8276) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cambridge Wine Merchants, Cambridge. Copper with an amber glow and a thin head. Has a rich grainy-malt taste with a fruity sweetness.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear amber with finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Bready malts, peppery, slight citrus note and light toffee.
Taste: Medium bitterness and low sweet and sourness.
Palate: Medium thick coarse texture and body, average carbonation, abrupt citrus, peppery malty slightly bitter finish.
Comments: Good and lace.
zacgillbanks (4233) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottles from Rehills, Newcastle and Cambridge Wine Merchants. An amber ale with a slight burnt toffee and currant flavour, red fruit notes and roasted bitterness on the finish.
harrisoni (16931) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2014. Clear amber thin white head. Fruity on the aroma. Decent session bitter. English fruity bitter. Ok condition. Some bitterness on the finish some hedgerow which is attractive. Drinkable and distinctive. Dome apple fruit. Interesting.
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from the brewery (I believe). Poured a hazy amber with a thin, white head. Aroma of floral hops, hay and synthetic fruit. Very bitter initial flavours; metallic with some dry straw. Finish was astringent with copper and bitter hop resin. I could not recommend.
Cuso (7540) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber color with small white head. Malt, caramel and floral hops. Medium sweet taste with caramel malt, bready notes, citrus hops. Light bitterness in caramel sweet finish. Not bad.
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
7th April 2010
Bright clear amber beer. Modest head. Crispy palate, a little dry. Nicely balanced clean malt with a little toffee. Then clean juicy hops providing some very minerally citrus. Refreshing light bitter, goes down very easy. A little tea in the bitter aftertaste.