chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looking for a pint in an unfamiliar part of town, I wandered into a pub at random and found only one cask beer. And when I got home, I found, to my surprise, that I had never rated it before. So, a bit of a result. Copper colour. A fruity and sweet best bitter, with very limited hop presence. A touch too sweet for my palate. Perfectly drinkable, but profoundly middle of the road. A touch too sweet for my palate.
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice hoppy traditional english bitter, with some chocolaty grassy hints. Wonderful dark colour to it, very very refreshing. I last enjoyed one of these at The Dirty Duck, opposite the RSC in Stratford-U-Avon. Great Ale a touch on the weak side ABV wise.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask: Clear coppery hue. Malty, slightly toasted aroma. Smooth balanced palate, sweet mild biscuity malt, a touch of caramel, hoppy overtones, drying a little in the finish.
JonMoore (2024) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Rising Sun, Warsash. White, short lived head. Floral hop aroma with some fruitiness. Dry with caramel sweetness. Some bitter hops in the finish. Creamy and pleasant. Not bad at all.
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank it in Lyndhurst and loved it. Went down great with my Plowman’s lunch.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. - Light fruity aroma, little hops. Fresh fruit, grassy, sweet. Medium copper-amber clear with small off-white creamy lacing head. Medium watery body, with light-medium carbonation. Starts with light sweetness and light-medium acidity, mostly a carbonic burn. Mild fruity grassy notes. Finish is sweeter, less acidic, and a pleasant nutty bitter. After has nice fruity remnants in back o the throat, while a strong bitter remains on the back of the tongue. Nice bitter.
imdownthepub (11664) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask Conditioned at The Swan, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucs. Golden brown with little head. Flat thin boiled flavours with a fungal earthiness. Poor quality bitter, best avoided.
RichardGretton (4449) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Standard flat appearing bitter with virtually no aroma. Watery flavour with a slight hint of caramel. Overall a fairly basic bitter.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned. Aroma of floral hops with some earthiness and pearlike fruitiness. Dry body with growing caramel sweetness. Some hop bitterness in the finish. Creamy and pleasant but lacking in flavour.
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Based on draught version: Another average tasting English bitter...