STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml. glass bottle- color of medium gold, with a quickly dissipating thick light white colored head - nose of pale hops, stale, and sweat – taste of pale hops, ever so slight malts, and very mild- body is low viscosity, and with high to medium carbonation – aftertaste of sweat, and light hops
christhoel (161) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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, im a bit undecided with this beer not sure if its nice or horrid its very strange
Hanoi (438) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose is biscuit, cereal, light spice touch of berry. Taste is cereal, light bitterness, biscuit, touch of pepper and spice leading to earth and soft floral tones. The mouthfeel is light and suitable for a session beer.
This is that rarest of things, a good quality traditional session bitter with taste and body which is available from supermarkets. It’s pretty much as good as it gets from mainstream traditional British bitter (which is a bit damming really). Interesting to note the American reviews here are better than the UK ones.... Perhaps we are taking it for granted...
slowrunner77 (6016) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little better than the XB save for the aroma, but this is slightly more complex and flavorful. Still not a standout instyle or worth the price, though, IMO. Live and learn..."
bierkitty (167) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a pint (more or less) bottle: Poured gold-yellow with a small light head. Spicy and interesting hop aroma. Tastes light and fruity with moderate bitterness. Not bad.
Mr_Pink_152 (922) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Asda. Light amber colour with a thin white head. Aromas of malt, and floral hops, flavour follows.
Zymurgeist2 (1078) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Moderate stone ground wheat malt. Slight earth and orange. Clear, light copper gold with ivory head. Flavor is slightly papery. Thin mouthfeel. A little peaty on the very back.
Stuedmaster (232) - Vista, California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a nice, easily drinkable British bitter. From a 500 ml. bottle. Pours rich, clear gold with a nice white fluffy head that retains and leaves lacing. Aroma of grass, sweet malt, grains, and slightly floral. Taste is quite dry and bitter but manageable, it is a mild to medium bitterness, not too resiny. Has more of a grassy, herbal character. Has a light body, slick texture, average to soft carb., and bitter finish but still refreshing.
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. deep golden with small head. light body with mild hoppy bite. a bit of fruitiness lingers below. reasonably complex and flavorful.
superspak (2766) - Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle into pint glass, F13-253 bottle code. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of biscuit, white bread, light caramel, pear, apple, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of white bread, biscuit, light caramel, pear, apple, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of bread, biscuit, light caramel, apple, pear, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice balance of pale malt, earthy hop, and fruity yeast ester flavors; with solid robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a nice English bitter style. Well balanced pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
DrSilverworm (6796) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, from Party Source. Code on back of bottle reads F14-346. Clear orange color. Thin khaki head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Light to medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Kind of a lightly creamy texture. Kind of a metallic nose, some caramel flavor, light toastiness, and good light bit of citrusy earthy hop. A light bit of lager type funk in the flavor, or maybe the smell of an older bottle. Light to moderate bitter, light to moderate sweet taste. Pretty decent english bitter. Nice amount of hop, and certainly smooth and easy drinking.