MichaelAwesome (4587) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2012
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Aroma of grain and a bit malt. Tastes watery with a bit grain in. Simple and very boring. E150 and stabilisator in - how disgusting can the world be ?
JorgeLee (1271) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at the Village. I’ve never liked this that much, it’s a very middle of the road brown lquid. Doesn’t try to do anything much, little hop flavour, generic vaguely sweet malt, nothing much in the aftertaste. Not horrible but the sort of beer that can give bitter a bad name.
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml brown bottle (3.8% ABV) poured into an ’Old Speckled Hen’ vase shaped pint glass. Best before 10-10-2010 and drank while watching the England v Algeria World Cup match (2010).
The body was a clear, almost bright amber/light brown colour, on top was an off-white, thin foaming head.
Very little aroma, some slight hop esters and hints of malted biscuits, typical mass produced English Bitter to be honest.
The taste is a good enough mix of malts and hops, nothing spectacular, but nothing wrong with it either.
A bit thin in the body stakes, even for a 3.8% beer and a little too fizzy for my liking.
Pleasant enough, but not a beer I could recommend to anyone.
Beersiveknown (3268) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Wells and Youngs
Mid amber with subtle sweet malt nose. Its gently carbonated with caramel and biscuit malt with gentle bitterness in the finish.
BeerViking (2692) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown bitter, malty with a bit of sweeting fruit and a light bitterness. A little grass and wood in the finish. OK.
mike_77 (3423) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A fairly plain but pleasant session bitter. Nice balance of malt and hop.
stravale (2280) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 12, 2011
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2011 Bottle from Morrisons
Appearance Amber, clear, forthy white head dissipates to very thin layer.
Aroma Faint sweet malt, almost nothing.
Taste Water, bit of light caramel malt, cardboard, paper. very bland.
Palate Soft carb, thin, watery, slight sour edge. Finish - water, light malt, soda, paper.
Overall Dismal, very poor bitter. Not undrinkable, but very bland - just coloured water (hence the E150). The commercial description - read it! A disgrace to brewing.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
A - fruity with a touch of cinnamon
A - mid gold with thin head
T - light sweet and sour
P - mid and soft
O - ehhhh....
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty, slightly sweet / fruity aromas. Quite well carbonated (this beer was bottled). Not a particularly bitter bitter. Dominant flavours are slightly sweet malt, no distinct hop aroma / flavour. Quite drinkable and a reasonable session bitter when price (99p) taken into consideration.
ralphdot (994) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
3.8%. amber colour with a very thin head, slight malt aroma, slight malt and hop taste, very average bitter, not a favorite.