QKraft (6) - SOUTH AFRICA - APR 12, 2015 does not count
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
OK aroma, but nothing special.. The beer is quite dark/ amber in appearance ( as promised on the label) with a pleasant overall look. Head disappeared immediately. An unpleasant bitter/astringent aftertaste, and low carbonation.. I will not buy this again
ChewyBeer (155) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear amber with good fluffy head. Fruity nose. Medium mouthfeel, low carbonation. Good bitter flavour throughout with underlying malt profile
Holmen2 (1786) - NORWAY - MAR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle marked "Copperlake English Ale" in Jo’burg 12.03.15. Clear orange. Persistent off-white head. Fruity aroma, with hops, grains and some yeast. Refreshing and balanced taste, with moderate bitterness. Perhaps a but too fizzy for a bitter. Very quaffable!
Rusger777 (1) - Mulbarton, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 16, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful passion fruit happiness. Clear golden/dark colour with a firm white head.
aleksander9 (776) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
On tap at sun city - maze bar.Aroma is Yeasty and floral.Aftertaste is some green hops and bitter yeast.
AtronSeige (964) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2015 Aroma: Medium hops, fruity, grapefruit,
Appearance: Clear, copper body.Large, white, fluffy head. Good retention. Lacing
Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, medium-hops, fruity, grape fruit. Light astringency. Medium-light grassy. Dry finish, with lingering hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium-high carbonation.
Overall: The beer is very hop forward. Although a good beer, a bit of maltiness will lift/balance out the beer. Astringency may be from over sparging.
440 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Brendan.
8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter
Oakes (13536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper-amber colour. Aroma is lightly plasticy w some other phenols as well. Light fruitiness but otherwise still some plasticy notes.