Sigmund (4671) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at the Aidensfield Arms, Goathland. This is a standard English bitter, not what you would think of as a well-hopped "IPA". Deep golden brown colour, low creamy head. Nice hoppy / fruity aroma. Smooth mouthfeel and flavour. Not very bitter at all.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask @ JDW, Heathrow. Clear copper colour with a longlasting creamy off-white head. Fruity malty aroma. Sweet fruity smooth flavor. Malty slightly bitter finish.
berkshirejohn (4121) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Handpump at Weatherspoons, Heathrow Terminal 2 - amber colour with a creamy white head which lasted all the way down, smooth to drink, suspiciously like a nitro-brew. Floral, hoppy, aroma with a clean bitter taste, and no finish.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2008 Cask at The Encore (Beefeater) Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, before seeing Patrick Stewart (Star Trek-TNG’s Capt. Picard) in ’The Tempest’ at Royal Shakespeare Theatre. His performance was considerably better than the beer which was amber with a small white head. Faint fruit and malt aromas. Fruity taste with some pear and background bitterness. 30.6.08 Cask at George Inn, March, Cambridgeshire. Fruity aroma and malty taste. Not much bitterness. Served a little warm. Rated: 4,3,5,3,10:2.5
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask handpump. Copper colour with a short head. Hints of fruitiness and citrus. Quite bitter and semi long aftertaste.
Nekronos (3363) - Xalapa, MEXICO - AUG 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very sweet, not so bitter for being an Indian Pale one, but it was some sort of boring after a time but evry good.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask handpump. Copper colour with a short head. Almost no scent. Slightly watery and fizzy in the mouth. Not very much taste: slighly citrus and malty in the mouth but really not much taste at all. Not bad, though.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate:
Cask at the Man City pub in Cheadle Hulme. Typical English ale with a touch of citrus and a floral finish. Watery and not too great. Um yeah thats about it.
kwik-lime (1122) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light. I mean, seriously light. Vague hints of fruitiness but overall very boring and characterless. Not unpleasant at all but there’s so many better bitters out there.
Scarborough (17) - ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2005
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Not to be confused with the decent enough Flowers Original. This is a beer similar to Courage Best. It is neither a decent Best Bitter, nor a refreshing Ordinary (which the IPA name indicates it should be), but something thin, featureless and lacking in character. It often suffers from being neglected, so is sour more often than it is fresh. Best avoided.