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.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint poured at the Thomas Beckett in Canterbury. A clear brown topped off by a smooth head (and no carbonation). Aroma was a rich flowery maltiness, but wasn’t very strong. Flavour was of bitter hops and hints of liqourice. Very smooth on the palate with a slight bitterness left on the tounge. Good beer this, even got a decent recommendation from the ladies.
Chevboy (37) - Millgrove, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
one of the best from the UK.
FatPhil (13867) - 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.
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.
Rib Eye (148) - USA - MAY 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The best of the draught bitters I had during my short stay in the U.K. Excellent with a ploughman’s, nice and creamy mouth feel with a mild, slightly sweet taste.
Nate (4186) - 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.
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.
Ingevara (904) - SWEDEN - APR 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drink it fresh. Creamy, a bit sweet, a bitterness that seem to differ from pub to pub. Drink it fersh.
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Always did like this stuff from the tap. It’s a clean beer, good fresh taste, nice and hoppy with some vague fruitiness, not overly bitter and a darker golden colour. Good fast paced drink with enough viscosity to keep your throat coated between sips.