DandyWolfFloyd (617) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma -there is a bread quality, some subtle floral esters
Appearance - nice amber body; liquid is clean and clear; head is off-white and sets up at about 1 3/4" head that very slowly begins to fade.
Taste - taste has a nice sort of spiced hop, there is also bread malt, and a little tang to boot.
Palate - body is light; the texture of the slightest creaminess; the carbonation is soft; the finish is slightly spiced and mildly tangy
ineedbeer (547) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 500mL bottle.
Aroma has a nice, fairly assertive malt character with quite a bit of cracker, biscuit and graham cracker notes with faint caramel. Medium light earthy and woodsy hop notes compliment, but play a background role. Faint floral esters.
Pours an almost perfectly clear, copper color with a medium thick, somewhat small, off white head that displays really nice retention.
Flavor is similar to aroma with a light sweetness upfront as well as some cracker and biscuit notes. Medium light bitterness that helps dry out the finish. Medium light woodsy hop character with a touch of herbal spice. Finish has a bready, cracker note to it that goes well with the drying character.
Mouthfeel is medium light to light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall a really nice, easy drinking, balanced beer. I forget how good a clean, British session beer can be. Nice simple, but intriguing malt character with balanced hop notes and bitterness. Faint esters that do not overwhelm at all.
Erzengel (1912) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sehr toll malzige Fruchtigkeit. Tief, Karamell, tolle Hopfennoten. Weich und sehr tiefgehend. Total tolles Bitter!
cheap (3802) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
4$ at vintage. Seems to be a pretty thick bottle. Once in my 16oz glass I know how big the bottle is; mini bomber. decent looking old lager appearance. Smell is mild sweeter candy. Yes, first taste is indicator this is a milder beer but with enough personality to make you question it. For some reason I was expecting some old lager tasting thing but am presently surprised. Has good sizzling co2 but could use a tad more. As the session continues, it becomes a little more interesting. Finish is slight watery ending thing that’s difficult to quantify .......and it never gets in your face, just yer mouth. One of the better beer experiences from England. The big bottle really gives you a chance to appreciate the evolution of this beer.
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9 oz bottle. Deep gold with a decent sized white head. Aroma is of floral hops, grass, leafy woody notes. Taste is of bitter florals, honey, grass, pear and grain.
travita (3693) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is clear, deep golden in color, and had a whitish head. The smell is floral, malts, fruits, cereal, and ok. The taste is fruits, malts, florals, and honey.
DonDiego (2) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Blonde, lighter color than many bitters. Nice aroma. perfect balance of hops and malt. Clean, fresh, smooth mouthfeel. Task great at room temp, or lightly chilled. Best enjoyed sipped, on its own.
allmyvinyl (2173) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle at home. Light amber pour, thin white head. Aromas of classic bitter, biscuit and floral hops. Otherwise boringand a bit thin.
andylavery (5) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle purchased at Bauer Wine & Spirits in Boston - $5.
Love a good English Bitter, and this is definitely a good one. Lots of fruity tones, but they’re balanced. Lemon peel and apricot/peach/yellow stonefruit dominate the palate. Light bodied and pretty tame ABV make this a more enjoyable beer. Heavier malts on the nose give way to the aforementioned fruitiness and a nice spicy hop kick that, like the palate, is very balanced.
Very enjoyable English Ale.
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
$4.60 for the 500mL bottle purchased from Leary’s earlier today. To oversized snifter, it pours a yellowish gold-orange with a sudsy thin-ringed off-white head half a finger in length. Aromas of salted caramel, DME, cashew butter, red grapes, and noble hops. Tastes the same with the addition of applesauce, brown rice, and tzatziki. Cool.