crossovert (9443) - Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
500ml bottle as Two Mugs. Pour is reddish brown, some floaties. Smell is berries and acetone. Flavor is berry, mint, and paper. Something has gone awry, oxidaiton +.
undercurrent25 (1600) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
As The Crusty Pie Company Three Pigs Ale. Bottle from Chester Christmas Markets 2014. Pale bitter, balanced with a cloying mouthfeel, some caramel on the palate, not great
Alengrin (3360) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted as Baytown Bitter from a bottle. Thin but stable, snow white head, clear orange blond colour. Aroma of caramelly malts, toasted bread, walnuts, unripe pear, red berries, orange peel, iron and something rubbery. Restrained fruitiness in onset, vague impression of peach and apple peel, a bit metallic with a retronasal sulphuric accent, bit powdery, smooth but rather thin mouthfeel, toasted biscuit-like maltiness, light oily and leafy hop bitterishness in the finish. Okay but in all, just another bitter...
danlo (1678) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 500ml bottle as Baytown Bitter from Co-op, Norton. Deep orangey amber colour, foam white head leaving lacing and aroma of bready malt, toffee, light roast, nutty. Taste is sweetish, malty, caramel, fruity, some bread & nutty notes with earthy bitterness. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, dryish light bitter finish. Quite OK.
gegwilson (2168) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask in the New Inn, Cropton. Slightly sharp with citrus, biscuit and toffee notes. Amber with a cream head. Average.
zacgillbanks (3322) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Mam and Dad, Leeds. Hazy golden coloured with a sweet caramel flavour, tart fruity notes and a creamy bitter-sweet finish. Made in Yorkshire for the Crusty Pie Co.
flying_pig (1157) - SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Free 500ml bottle as part of brewery tour:
Sweets with lots of butterscotch initially, along with some sweet malts and a bit of caramel too. There is some bitterness and a hint of vanilla to with a touch of hops.
A clear orange-amber with a pinky sized, foamy white head that holds very well.
Sweet with butterscotch and some sweeter malts making an appearance here as well. There is some caramel and toffee with a little bread and sugar. The taste is rounded off with some floral flavours and a little bitterness.
Smooth & sweet with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Quite creamy and no alcohol in the taste, a really good beer that would be an excellent session offering.
An excellent beer and one that surprised me in just how good it proved to be. I wasn’t expecting much but this will be a beer that I’ll definitely be on the look out for if it is available north of the border. A must try and one of the best English bitters I have ever tried.
kerenmk (3361) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the CAMRA York Beer and Cider Festival, 21.9.2013. Clear deep golden with a slightly vegetal, wet grass aroma. Bitter English hops and grainy taste, medium body, grainy and bitter finish. Fine and balanced.
Lemke10 (902) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This pours a golden amber color with an off-white head and some small “floaties” mixed throughout. The scent is bitter smelling with a few hints of sour. It tastes kind of bitter and sour at the same time. It has an average volume with a slightly better than average taste. I kind of have to wonder how old this beer really is with the lack of recent reviews.
imdownthepub (11464) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Amber to brown with white lacing head. Quite a decent, crisp, biscuity, malty body with a low impact, greenish leafy hop note. All a little understated but certainly a reasonable quaffing bitter. Easy going.
Earlier Rating: 1/13/2004 Total Score: 3.3
Cask Conditioned at The Rose & Crown, Charlbury. Pale brown with bubbly head. This is a sweetish malt beer, fruity and soft. There is an overlaid aromatic hop that is quite gentle.