JonMoore (2024) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Light brown beer, smallish, short lived head. Aroma is hoppy. Malty taste at the start and sweetish, caramel at the finish. Medium hoppy bitterness. Pretty full bodied, good mouthfeel. Pretty good.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightish brown beer with a hoppy nose. Malty start and a touch of sweetness at the finish. Not particularly bitter. Quite full bodied. Overall - pretty good, but not outstanding. Handpump, The Speaker, London SW1, August 2003
petefenelon (26) - ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dependably drinkable. Used to have a very strong almost licorice taste, this has been relaxed to an interesting mix of maltiness with some sharp fruit overtones and good hops. Tends to look disappointing but taste great.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy golden appearance. Lots of floaters and bits in the liquid. Flora hop aroma like cask ale. Hops all the way, floral and light. This would make a good summer beer. Refreshing but not massively complex.
RobBestwick (684) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sweet hoppy nose, cloudy copper hue, small white head, well laced, hoppy bitter finish with traces of nuts. This left an awful lot of sediment on the bottom of the glass.
brewbear (48) - 3096 Oberbalm, SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottel conditioned, don’t poor the yeast. Amber coloured. Fuggle hop aroma. Malty and fruity. Big, maltiness, medium to low bitterness. Good maltiness. This is a well balanced, bitter.
rauchbier (3686) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned, gravity dispense. Bronze colour, at first glance my garbled notes seemed to suggest it had aromas of enamel but it was actually caramel, thankfully. Lots of toffee and caramel malt in the mouth and a malty sweet finish.
omhper (21767) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled cask conditioned. Amber coloured. Fuggle hop aroma. Malty and fruity. Big, delicate maltiness, medium to low bitterness. I just love the beatiful malt profile. This is a well balanced, remarkable bitter.
Bov (10771) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20