Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Ye Old Elm Tree, Durham, £3.35/pint.
Slightly hazy copper pour with a small and slightly foamy white head that loosely laces the glass. The aroma is largely sweet with caramel maltsand ripe pear notes. At first sip itís strikingly light on the palate, almost watery. Sweet malts dominate the taste but as this is a rather unassertive ale "dominate" seems to strong a word to use. There are also some syrupy apple and pear flavours to be found. Basic, drinkable but uninteresting beer.
johndoughty (4869) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze with a small head.Slightly malty with some fruitiness. Nothing exceptional but nevertheless a good session beer. My first from this brewery.
redders1974 (846) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent enough beer sweetish and easy drinking bit lacking in hops but ok quite creamy would drink again but not seek out.
SilkTork (5528) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml very dark, almost black bottle, filtered, from HomeBargains. A golden amber and slightly sweet session bitter. Few hops, and the accent is on the malt. Some tin, but mostly positive flavours and an overall attractive impression. The label design is very old school, so this looks like a product of a traditional regional brewery rather than a modern small brewery. A bit of old fashioned is OK by me.
gegwilson (3033) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Easter gift from Pix. Pours amber with a thin off white head. The taste is fruity with light spice. Some toasty malt notes. Pretty thin and ordinary.
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber gold with a thin head. Aromas are toffee with weetabix and lemon. Herbal with floral and honey notes. Flavours are sweet honey and biscuit with some vinous notes. Quite dry and peppery on the finish. Decent
s_hartshorne (2578) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle asda. Clear amber thin head. Aroma is malty caramel taste same light bitter finish. Medium body. Ok stuff
Martin243 (1003) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Live Rating. Pint bottle cool at home, served in an English pint. Amber brew, with a negligible off-white head, leaving lacing around the glass: bitter orange, toffee, and rust aroma. Floral hop flavour, digestive biscuit and a bitter orange astringency. Thin texture soft carbonation nice bitter finish. Just enough charm to avoid the dread "dull" label. An unspectacular but satisfying example of brown English bitter.
SarkyNorthener (3917) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from B&M, pwhelli. Amber beer with medium head. Aroma of malts and some light caramel. Taste is malty, cereal grain with a hint of caramel. Not great.
zacgillbanks (4233) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottles from Booths, Keswick and Home Bargains, Washington. Golden coloured with toffee and delicate floral fruity flavours followed by a biscuit and gentle bitter finish. Pretty good for a low-ish ABV beer.