Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, - MAR 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewed stronger than the regular Bluebird and with an American hop variety - more like an APA. 500ml bottle conditioned from Hogs Back. Sparkling pale gold with a fluffy head. Not hugely aromatic but lightly herbal hops and a bit of citrus fruit. The flavour is citric hoppiness (grapefruit), slightly herby and quite floral. Fairly hoppy and bitter but not over the top with not a huge amount of flavour coming from the hops, but thankfully the background malt is pronounced enough to keep this interesting. A nice light almost-APA.
nilsas (2511) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lukt: Syrlig fruktig duft, noe malt og eik.
Utseende: Fin gyllen honning farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tykt dekkende skum.
Smak: Fruktig med en liten bitter avslutning.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Det Gode Brygg, Sandnes, Nydt@Hjemme.
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@4,4%, Når@12.09.2015
PorterPounder (6529) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl, - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 500 ml bottle. Slightly murky dark gold pour, very brief off-white head. Aroma has some light spicy accents - perhaps allspice, a touch of mint, light fruitiness. Flavor has a nice subtle bitterness to it with some light peach undertones, some faint saffron spiciness, light spearmint in the back end. Mouthfeel has a nice pleasant smoothness to it.
Aurelius (4773) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smoldering yeasty aroma with leather, sweat, moderate fruit, some caramelized sugars -- very nice. Good UK pint bottle, bad label. Foggy blonde. Tangy, lemony tea flavors -- tannins, yeasty, lightly sweet, modestly bitter. Clean drinking, tasty. Slightly sticky body, pleasant green tea aftertaste. ABC Liquors, Betton.
ronaldtheriot (1597) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coniston Bluebird Premium XB has a fairly thick, spongy, off-white head, a cloudy, orange-amber appearance, racing bubble streams, lots of large and tiny tan sediment throughout, and minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is of water, turned fruit, and cellar mold, and the flavor it the same, with the fruits being mango, red preaches, and apricot. White bread is present, but bitterness is quite low, really. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Coniston Bluebird Premium XB finishes semi-dry and easily gulp-able. RJT
jamesie1857 (1767) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Black Bull, Coniston - Golden clear body, loose white head. Relatively fresh citrus aroma, sweeter than the handpull version. Flavour has a decent light dose of sweet malt, with plenty of fresh hop flavour and light bitterness. Very drinkable session bitter.
Hanoi (670) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose is perfume, malt, cereal, slight tropical note from the American hops. Taste is cereal, malt, slight orange, floral, herbal hops, doughy, hint of peach with a gentle mineral herbal hop finish.
It’s quite a nice bitter, and very drinkable.
rodenbach99 (3683) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 500ml. Bbf 20 02 14. Achetée à Portland. Un liquide dorée foncée, je suis surpris. Un nez simple de malt Maris Otter et Cristal. Une bouche quelque peu sucrée. Une finale sur la poussière et sur le sucre doux. Ordinaire.
redders1974 (510) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beer slightly let down on appearance tastes caramel and citrus with a long finish nice in a bottle even better on tap.
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear golden, thin short-lived white head. Aromas of citrus and minerals. Taste is light sweet, cooked oranges, sugar. Thin finish.
weordie (479) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a short lasting head. Aroma of oranges and lemons. Very very smooth, citrusy start with a smooth bitter finish. Very drinkable.