rivertranced (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into tasting glass. Very light malt aroma, with low fruitiness. A: pretty, medium gold color. Slight haze, but OK clarity for style (and bottle conditioning). Very low head. F: Medium-high bitterness, low fruity esters, a little english hop flavor shows through. Not as much malt presence as I’d like. Dry finish. M: Medium light body, low carbonation (OK for style). O: Very good example of the style. WOuld like to see more maltiness in both flavor and aroma (more crystal malt would suit this well). Back off on sulfates in water a little bit.
Connor66 (53) - - MAY 23, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured golden with light white head. Lively light ale taste with hops. Bought at Asda, poured from the bottle
EvanFriend (372) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes of caramel malt and some grassy hops. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Nothing to write home about.
rustbucket0873 (295) - Krikville, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden with light white head, clear. Aroma is malt, caramel, grass, and earth. Flavor is caramel, with floral, and earth. Overall run of the mill nothing special
BOSSbrewer (2507) - Arkansas, USA - APR 29, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the International Tap House in Chesterfield. Pours clear golden with no head minimal aroma flavor is slight malt and some bitterness. But not much else.
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markoijelena (995) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.5l at Cika Boban Tasting in Vranovo Serbia.01.04.2015.Taste with cika Boban himself and my bro ippopotamo36!Pour it golden color with small white head.On the nose dusty,like a bar full of beer spill.Taste and Aroma of malty,funky,quite bitter but not too fresh I think.Good carbonation,sweet feel on the end.
AtronSeige (882) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 6, 2015
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Aroma: Medium wet rag?, earthy, (uncooked) octopus. Geranial. ink
Appearance: Dark gold, copper body. Small, tan head. Fair retention. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium earthy, off-hops, geranial. ink. Dry finish, light astringency.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Light astringency.
Overall: I am not sure what the taste should be, but this is weird! Nothing points to the beer being off, but the plant matter/strange flavours makes this difficult to drink.
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - APR 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange in color. Aroma is grass and some barnyard funk. Taste is very mild hops and grass. Very light easy drinking. OK overall.
ippopotamo36 (666) - Rome, ITALY - APR 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a great tasting in Vranovo-Serbia, with markoijelena and cika Boban. Bottle. Pours golden-orange color, little white head with retention. Nose: dusty, pub, malts. Mouth: very light bitter overall start, elegant feel, water as well and easy drinking. A bit too thin but nice enough.
weordie (235) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with a thin white head. Aroma of sesweed. Taste is bitter... I guess it does what it says on the tin... not sure how it won awards but it’s nice.
redders1974 (209) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wife’s faviourite tipple not a patch on the draught served in conniston not even brewed in the lakes for bottling but Oxfordshire
Best drunk: when I’m stealing the wife’s stash