GoufCustom (395) - HONG KONG - AUG 30, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml bottle bought at Wellcome Superstore in Sheung Shui.
Clear dark amber colour; Very thin head and residual white foam which faded in 15 seconds; Small sticky lacing with slight carbonation; Fragrant sweet aroma of malt, raisins / dark fruit , bread, caramel, toffee, sugar and slight grass; Light sweet taste of thin malt, with dry biscuits, light bread, light yeast, faint hint of red fruit and citrus, and slight grass; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is a very straight forward and clean watery ale, with pretty decently malty and very dry biscuit character, quite clean, no foul is detectable, nor there is much variety in taste, either; Hoppiness is hint of citrus and slight grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is close to zero, no much finish to speak of; Dry after taste, very easy to mouth.
Comments: The simplest Bitter of it all - watery, okay nose, minimal taste, no fault and no Hoppiness to write home about. Ironically,this simpleton is technically better than Courage Director. Still, once is enough.
scouseassassin (16) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice dark colour, thin head, caramel flavour, quite hoppy but a bit thin in body, weak too at only 3.8 abv, perfectly drinkable bitter as long as its a reasonable price.
Grumbo (421) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Chestnut brown colour, with a mild caramel malt aroma. Quite carbonated. Quite good, at least as mainstreem brewers pasteurised bottles go.
leaparsons (7487) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden brown with a white head. Aromas are toffee and grain with light raisins and lemon. Tea with thin dusty and floral notes. Flavours are dey tea with caramel and biscuit. Lightly fruity with brown sugar. Not bad.
pivnizub (8361) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Deep golden,almost clear, small persistent off-white head, delicate hoppy-fruity nose with a slight metallic tinge; dryish bitter-sweet flavour, light bodied;dryish thin bitter-fruity finish. Best Bitter? Must be a kind of english humour...
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(bottle) Clear, amber colour with a mid-sized and slightly tanned foamy head. Slightly toasted malty aroma with notes of caramel, shades of citrus and a tinge of dust. Mildly bitter flavour, light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Slim cara-malty base with a restrained fruit-character but spicy hops from behind; mildly bitter and caramel-malty finish. Drinkable but rather boring. 14.XII.12
wimpyjoe (2263) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear copper coloured ale with no head out of the bottle. Sweetened aroma but bland character.
Idiosynkrasie (2734) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Clear amber colour with small to average, frothy to macropore, diminishing, white head. Grainy, fruity, malty hop aroma, red currant, gooseberry, a touch of honey. Taste is dry malty, minimally nuttily, strawy; a bit light and watery. Concerning taste pretty much far from the aromatic promise.
mile (2444) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel - light toffee and faint hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel- light toffee, faint hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light hoppyness. Lightly sweetish and bit thin-bodied bitter, could use more bitterness.
bluemoonmatt (3) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012 does not count
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Decent enough for the price (on offer from the local supermarket) but if you rate quality over price I would definitely choose another.