triskaideka (135) - Killarney, IRELAND - JUL 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home - pours amber with while head - aroma of floral hops - incredibly reminiscent of English bitters. Malty, cereal taste with hoppy bitterness in the tail. Pretty, pretty good
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Desmond’s Next Door, Kimmage 
Orange, hazy, frothy white head, some lacing
Aroma of pale malts, soft bit earthy spicy hops, light aroma
Taste of pale malts, bitter spicy earthy hops, brown leaves, touch of soft fruits, twiggy, touch of citrus zest, flavour not great when cold from fridge but improved after warming up. lot of flavour for abv, hoppy beer
Palate - soft carb, light body, bitter palate. Finish - lingering considerably bitter earthy finish...too bitter to be honest
Overall - It’s a well made beer, I should be giving it 7 for taste and around 3.3 but I’m just not keen on the flavour profile of these hops...I feel they should be used more subtly
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle. Pours a bright gold to amber, large off white head that lasts, some lacing. Chewy caramel, apple, forest floor, fruity hops in the aroma. Taste is that plus fresh bread and orange zest. Finish is remarkably long bitter. Full mouthfeel with a perfect carbonation level. Excellent interpretation of the style.
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, from Callans Dundalk, with what must be the longest write up for a 3.8% bitter ever !!! 05/05/14.
Clear vibrant golden with a good sized off white covering that retains well - a good looker!
Nose is summer fruit, orchard wood, biscuit crumbs, light apple.
Taste comprises light citric notes, hint of bread dough, straw, crisp apple skin, light caramel.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with subtle bitter tones.
A well made bitter, not to be filed under ’boring’!
elbernays (466) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a subtle beer. Cloudy dark marmalade orange. Thinning head. Citrus blood orange aroma, yeasty, dough, dusty malts. Flavour is bread, sweet, citrus, spice, banana. This is nearly like a wheat beer but is lighter and is watery on the start with an strong bitterness on the finish. Light body. Enjoyable bitter and a lot better than you get across the water. Nice
ciaranc (847) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, Redmonds Ranelagh. Cloudy dark amber gold. thin white head which doesnt last. Subtle nose, notes of dusty malt, toast, grain, floral hints and caramel. The challenger hops are there too, subtle as you like. Flavour is a touch watery up front, followed by some caramel and toasted malt, grassy residual hops come later, its really unexpectedly bitter. Flavours intensify as it warms. Quite thin bodied, as per the style of English bitters, medium carbonation. Finish is bitter, with a twist of malt somewhere in the background. A really good reproduction of the style from one of Irelands best breweries.
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Franciscan Well Winter Ale Festival. Beautiful aromas of cake, malt, citrus. Pours golden, thin white head. Strong bitterness with light sweetness. Lovely Strawberry, lemon and malt flavours. Light - medium body. Refreshing lingering bitterness. Surprisingly complex for a bitter, one of my favorites of the festival, even though I’m not a bitter fan!
ACD (628) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at the Bull & Castle, Dublin. Hazy amber with nice tight white head - great retention. Subtle nose: floral and woody notes, with a hint of citrus and earthy spice. Taste is again delicately balanced with plenty of biscuit and bready malt combining with floral and earthy hop tones. Nice bitter orange note near the finish too. Fairly crisp bitter finish. A thoroughly well balanced session bitter - lucky to get it in such great condition too.
omhper (19321) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, from The Drink Store, Dublin. Hazy bronze colour, rich head. Very floral nose with some hay. Dry and crisp with light body. Gentle fruity bready malt under a wealth of floral, hay-like hops. Distinct resiny bitterness. A surprisingly tasty bottle conditioned bitter from my favourite Irish brewery.
culchiem (2487) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Foggy amber with a thin head. Aroma is sharp bitter hop. Flavour is fruity pepper hop, tangy with a long lingering bitter palate