BeerViking (4220) - 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 (5577) - 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 (2847) - 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 (1042) - 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.
superflyguy (437) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
poor ’reet poor.
Saw it on the shelf for £1 and thogught ’bargain’. should have been more prudent.
pours a washed out brown/amber. white bubbly head with no retention. aroma is fruity and slightly malty. taste has a little fruit, but the overriding senstion is the metallic kick.
avoid. spend more and get something decent!
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2011
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light hops and flowery aroma. Thick carbonation with light amber colour. Tastes a club soda with an acid kick. Cardboard, pear and vegetable. Overly carbonated, prickly, harsh and bland. Very chemical. Yuck!!!
dynamiteninja (1827) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Cheap, around £1 or £1.25. Pours a dark amber with a thin white head with poor retention. Smells relatively cheap. Sugar, hops, malt, whiff of toffee, hint of banana, also some nuttiness coming through. Bittersweet with some cheap alcoholic burn. Oh so dry finish. Overly carbonated. The fizziness is actually prickly and harsh. If it remains at this level of quality, then Courage Best will not see a reversal in its downward sales trajectory. I presume the old timers drink it and try to remember how this used to taste.
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly boring bitter but quaffable all the same. Medium carbonation in a golden coloured ale, nice balance of malts and hops. Nothing awful but nothing special.