Dinobrown (46) - Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz pours a light caramel color with very slight head. Slight cardboard aroma with hints of citrus. A lovely pale beer with mild bitterness and lasting finish. I could drink a lot of this one. Fullers is just downright consistant.
Beer5000 (5323) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2008 500 ml bottle. Nice malt aroma, a bit burnt. Deep dark, mahogany colour. Nice head. Pleasant taste, sweet malt, coffee and mocha. Dry aftertaste. Amazingly complex beer at this low alcohol.
JugOPunch (83) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Horseshoe Pub: A strange brew. A pronounced rotten fruit aroma. Smelled mostly of rank pears and plums. But not as bad as it sounds. A very smooth drinkable palate with the same over ripe pear flavor. I was sure I had this before but it definitely seemed less hopped and less complex than I remember in the bottle. Didnít find the hop balance I was looking for (even by Brit standards.) But overall, a decent session choice which after all is what a good Bitter is meant to be.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As for pale ales, this one is very mellow and mild, easy to drink several at one sitting. Some english malt aroma with a little earthy hops in the nose and in the flavor. The easy to drink quality of this beer is appreciated after trying many over the top pale ales. Nothing special, but solid and nice to drink for a session ale.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Andyís. I had assumed this was some form of a bitter before I even ordered it. Looks, smells, tastes like a bitter. Nice malt flavor with a snap of hop bitterness. Premium bitter
DiogŤne (1069) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- Clear copper with a medium white head. Aroma is malty and hopped. The taste is malty with an awesome blend of hops, a good touch of bitterness with all the aroma. Body is medium.
lethe (177) - New York, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhere between copper and amber, this bitter has a bready malt nose that finishes with hoppy dryness. Palate is bit thin but bounces with hop enthusiasm. Flavor is actually quite nice with a firm malt backbone that reins in, but ultimately yields to mouth-coating European hops that have an immediately refreshing quality. Wish it had more alcohol punch to it. Otherwise, a nice, mature bitter.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"oh my ho hum boring. Poured a golden color average head. Aroma of grass honey flavor was the same. thin mouthfeel. just your average beer not worth even having. "
Metalhead (641) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nild malt aroma with just a hint of hops. Light caramel and malt taste. Somewhat watery yet highly drinkable but my pint was gone in less than 10 mins.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish copper, white head fades quickly. Spicey english hops in the nose, the taste is a little thin but bigger than its ABV should be. Notes of caramel and plums. Goes down very smooth. I donít think its really OUTSTANDING! but its good.