rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2010
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Amber, thin tan head. Nose is honey, plastic, dms. Flavor is honey, dusty english hops, some plumminess. Plastic off-flavor in the finish.
drjay44 (3160) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml. bottle. Pours a thin head over a hazy golden (SRM 5) body.....nose is light citrus, biscuit, light toffee/caramel.....taste is light cereal, light toffee/caramel, finishing with a mild hop bitterness....mouth feel is on the light side of medium, carbonation makes a pleasant spritz on the tongue. The bottle shows this as an English Pale Ale. It has those characteristics as well as appropriate aromas and flavors for that style, although they are all on the light side, and relatively simple. BJCP 5/3/10/4/6
Nickls (2166) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Old BA rate - tap RnH)
Lighter yellow gold color; nice half-finger of a frothy white head. Decent retention. Close to ripe apples and some malt sweetness. Bit bready. Earthy; lighter fruit flavors; bit of hop bitterness toward the end. Well-balanced overall. Thinner with subtle carbonation; nice enough. Session beer here. Well-balanced, no off-flavors, decent overall
popery (1780) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
While XB Bluebird Bitter isnít a bad beer, it disappointed me in comparison to the normal Bluebird Bitter. The appearance is a light transparent amber with a head that dissipates a bit quickly. The aroma has some American and British hop notes, which is nice but nothing too spectacular. The flavor is a bit generic and yeasty for an English ale. Unlike the normal Bluebird, this is another English ale that makes me think that English ales donít travel terribly well.
CanIHave4Beers (3790) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lightly hazy blonde color with a big enough semi loose head that leaves no lace. The aroma has some floral and lightly soapy characteristics. There is also a fair amount of fruit in the aroma with some citrus and pear. The flavor is mildly bitter and has the same kind of fruit profile that we smelled in the aroma that is to say some citrus and some pear. The beer has some floral like bitterness an some good maris otter style biscuit and breadiness for a good malty backbone. Pretty tasty beer.
Ungstrup (32172) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is dominated by flowery hops. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of flowery hops, leading to a dry bitter finish.
imdownthepub (12164) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, 500ml from Millets Farms Shop, Frilford, Oxon. Orange gold with white head. As the standard Bluebird is one of my favourite beers I had high hopes for this, but its really been dumbed down for another market, sweet, malty and really quite dull, not a patch on the original.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy pour, with a thin but tight head. Soft orange hue. The nose has a muted hop spice that tends towards wet eart, when cold. Thin entry, but no bumbs in the ride, nice texture and tasty. Dry, crackery malt has some dried arpicot. All finishes crisply, cleanly, and with a light noble hop fade.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pale yellow straw with a white head. Dusty earthy dry with a bread y body and some dried fruit.
vtafro (5535) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Not too much different from the normal bluebird bitter. Eh not much too this.