KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask. Brownish-amber. Rather sweet. Malty. Amber malt, chocolate, toffee flavors. Slightly roasted, slightly earthy taste. Very light on the hops. Nice enough. Not terribly interesting but a well-made bitter.
RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Lord Roberts, Nottingham. This is a simple bitter which I only had because it was the best of two uninspiring cask beers at the pub. It has an inoffensive sweetness but is watery and leaves little impression.
alari (30) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2008 Cask.
Excellent session beer, aroma is as light and fragrant as the name but thankfully the beer tastes maltier. Clean but adequately hopped finish.
Palate is a little thin but the flavour more than makes up for this, just what you want from a bitter.
Note: Seems to be very sensitive to condition: my regular place keeps it superbly, but had one somewhere else recently and it was rather musty and lost flavour.
wheresthepath (1385) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2008
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2009 [25/4/2008, on tap at the King Alfred, Chippenham] Large and lasting head; smooth but bland, dull and watery; a bit of malt but little else. [Re-rate 16/12/2009, cask at Great Expectations, Reading], Good deep rich malt aroma. Sweet and buttery, sour oak wood comes through then something unpleasant and rotting in the finish. Not a pleasant experience.
berkshirejohn (3969) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Breadsall Priory, Derby. Amber with a dense white head; malt and hops aroma; predominantly malty flavour with a good bitter finish. Not exciting, but just what an ordinary bitter should be.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Lord Roberts, Nottingham. Attractive amber colour, malt on the nose, flavour of fruity sweet malt with some floral hop. Pleasant but unremarkable. Average.
larsga (5814) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium offwhite shiny head. Amber body. Mild malty wooden aroma. Sweetish roasty tea and wooden taste. Soft, mild mouthfeel. Dry wooden lemony floral aftertaste. Nice! (0.5pt cask at Trafalgar Inn, Greenwich.)
FatPhil (8108) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. (The Anchor, Cambridge, 2004)
I’ve had some bad ones of this in the past, but this was an absolute classic. Everything you’d want in a bitter - punchy but not overpowering hops, and plenty of malty body.
bhensonb (9837) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich. Aroma of malt and floral hop. Deep amber color with a frothy white head. LIghtly sweet malt start, somewhat balanced by hop, but the malt persists into the finish.
omhper (18350) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Crown Inn, Southampton. Nut brown. Flowery hoppy nose. Sweet and perfumy with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Some caramel, plenty of perfumy hops, mildly bitter finish. Not bad at all.