cheap (4446) - Beaver Valley, 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 (4132) - 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 (4310) - 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 (5529) - 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 (7) - 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 (1106) - Massachusetts, 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.
deanso (6248) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl Bottle @ home.
Clear golden/amber pour. Thin white head. Subtle bitterness. Nice balanced quaffable bitter
ContemplateBeer (1661) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Lemons. Really very clear impressions of lemon, but not without some grainy sweetness and a touch of nuttiness. Appearance: Soft, light copper with a bubbly white head that settled into a small ring. Flavor: Lemon rules again with some other light hop perfume; it’s the furthest thing from American hops, not assertive, but ever-present. The malts are a little more nutty than in the aroma, with just a little sweetness toward the finish. Palate: Light body, oily texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Nice stuff, though I didn’t like this as much as Landlord. Would be wonderful with some seafood or herbal, grilled chicken.
Karol (684) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. I love these english ales. Ease to drink, malty in aroma and taste, bitter finish, refreshing. What do you want more?