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 Iíd 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.
markoijelena (937) - 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 (827) - 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 (598) - 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 (212) - 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 itís nice.
redders1974 (134) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wifeís faviourite tipple not a patch on the draught served in conniston not even brewed in the lakes for bottling but Oxfordshire
Best drunk: when Iím stealing the wifeís stash
PapaSkeetSkeet (995) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
gold, bright. A cm of egg-shell head. moderately coarse, moderate-fast rate of decay. Aroma is a slightly sour/astringent minerally grassy bitterness. Touch of semi-sweet, semi-salted pie crust. Deep in the background there is sap and floral notes. Body is Light-medium-light, moderate, medium-coarse carbonation, small-to-no burn. watery-touch of grit. Flavor is touch of lemon, grass, bit of flowers, hay. Hint of blueberry. A subpar bitter in my opinion; perhaps the bottle has been sitting around too long...
mr_h (3377) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle (bottle conditioned) at home, source unknown (almost 11 months after recommended drink date) - clear orange, amber, creamy off-white head, fruity, floral aroma with a hint of spice, good lacing, caramel with some hops and spice, low to good carbonation
unclemike (2435) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium clear amber orange with a thin frothy lacy, lasting tan head. Smells of fruit or floral elements, spiced grass hops and gain malt with caramel. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. The taste starts with spice and light acidity with some bitter flowery notes. Sweet caramel malt with a bitter finish. Creamy and easy to drink. A smooth and excellent session bitter. Nice
sturmthis (788) - Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Copper color with almost zero head. Caramel and pear aroma. Dry and fruity taste. Not the biggest fan, but itís drinkable.