Arrachtas (10) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In my view, THE definitive British bitter. It has everything and lacks for nothing, save for the fact that since I no longer live in Europe, I cannot get it on tap; even in the bottle, though, this brew shines. Brilliant, well-hopped aroma with a citrusy scent, backed by firm malt. The palate is decidedly full-bodied, and bursting with rich flavours of floral English hops, and a nutty, bready malt character. The finish is exceptionally long. I realize this is intended as a session beer, but it is so very good and so very flavourful that I prefer to just have one (or two), and sip them slowly over some time. Apart from the fact that it can be pricey to find, there is no reason not to recommend this beer.
mikedevilsfan (177) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
almost no head on this. Great aroma. Taste is one of spices and malt flavors. Very pleasant and at 6 percent is a great beer for the pub.
gschrade (767) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a off white head. Taste lightly sweet, caramel, bready. I thought this was good. I could drink this again.
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ljthiessen (464) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. A very nice classic bitter. Lots of caramel, very smooth, a little dry. Classic Fullers.
salvaticas (451) - - SEP 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ashley's. Pretty weak palate, very malty, decent flavor. Smooth and light.
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olliejobbins (884) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear, rich brown with thin cream coloured that doesnít last. really nice malty, nutty and hoppy aroma. smooth malty and hoppy taste. bitter throughout unsurprisingly.
luisfelizola (60) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cor cobre, pouca espuma. Frutado, erva. Meio amarga, ůtima acidez, pouca carbonataÁ„o, seca a boca
MNAle (35) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amber color. Pleasing malty aroma. Light carbonation. Slight hop bitterness is present, but this is dominated by the slightly sweet malts. Excellent body. Wonderful bitter, even considering this was the USA import version rather than the cask version. Very nice malty finish with some hops presence. Interesting fact: English Bitter, despite the name, is not particularly bitter. All of the American bitters I have tasted thus far are too hoppy to be a true English bitter.
Nano142 (16) - - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a very nice deep orange/amber color with a nice small head with a off-white color. The taste is full of hops.
kermis (5606) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma of butter, malt, toffee, orange. Flavour is light moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.