I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big head that faded quickly. My beer was a light yellow. Subtle hop finish, a good English beer but not a stand-out. Sorry to hear about the bottler. Hoping to get the cask after I win the lottery and move to U.K.
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Conditioned. Dark amber beer with frothy cream head. Good malty rich flavour, with late hop rush and drying effect. Wonder who is going to bottle it now that Brakspeares have chucked the towel in?
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Didn't notice it was bottle fermented until after the pour. Sediment stayed in the bottle so the drink was clear in the glass. Hop aroma and strong hop taste. Light head with a fair lacing. Smooth with a dry finish. I did not pick out much in the way of other flavours or malt. With less hops this might be almost tasteless. A different taste for a bitter, likened to a low alcohol IPA.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a huge frothy off white head but it disappears quickly. Body is golden coloured and slightly hazy. Nose of floral hops dominate with hints of spice. Flavour is rather malty, bitter and quite floral. Finish is semi-sweet but leaves a dry acidic taste lingering in my mouth. A decent beer if you like to flirt with bitter but don't mind a sweetness to cover it up.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - FEB 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of floral spiced hops and grainy malt. The brew pours from the bottle a medium hazy clover-honeyed amber with floating yeast "mothers". The titanic white rocky head is fully lasting with good lacing. The brew starts malty with hints of spice. The finish is medium sweet then bitter with light acidity. The medium creamy and soft body finishes slightly alcoholic. Light on flavor and depth for a bitter, but would make for an excellent session offering.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is what an english bitter is all about. I read the negative comments and must say you are not judging this brew for what it is. This is a true session brew that you would drink at the local pub. Balanced and supremely true to type
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown,lasting off white head.Good carmel malt nose. A well balance bitter, slightly on the thin side
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, fully
lasting. Body is hazy dark yellow, dense tiny particles, bottle conditioned. Aroma is
lightly malty (toasted light bread, cookie), moderately hoppy (grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor
is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, moderately acidic. Finish is
moderately bitter, moderately acidic. Medium body, creamy
texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent. At least now I know I won’t like brews based on Challenger hops. Good flavor balance other than that citric sourness. Love the yeasty appearance with the neverending head, though. Nice mouthfeel for the style.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer poured a reddish gold color and formed an amazing sudsy white head. The lace was an incredible airy cloudlike style. Heavy amount of carbonation. The aroma was of fruit and floral/perfume hops. The flavor was of hops and fruit. Rather light finish. Not a bad beer, but the flavor and finish could be better
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Soapy tasting. Looks about right in my Ravenhead dimple mug, but the head died a quick death. It’s not great, and not worth $5 a bottle, but it is what I would hope a session bitter in an English pub would at least be like.