Alengrin (4451) - BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At GBF. Lacing, off-white, thinnish head, more or less clear, pure amber robe. Aroma of damp cloth, melting butter, caramel syrup, dried apricot, apple peel, hazelnut, dried flowers. Clean, ’English’ fruitiness in the onset, hint of dried red berries, some green banana here and there, softish carbo, slick caramelly malty middle, tad nutty with a toasted accent, herbal and floral hoppiness in the end, gently bittering. Very classic and traditional English bitter - probably better when cask-conditioned, as usual in this style.
tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
20/VIII/16 - bottle @ Gents Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2016-904) Thanks to the Belgian ratebeer crew for sharing some beers today!
Clear deep orange to amber beer, creamy irregular off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: buttery, diacetyl, bit dirty, sweet, caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: malty, bit sourish, grains, pretty bitter, hoppy, very buttery, diacetyl. Aftertaste: pretty hoppy, bitter, bah.
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
This toasty Bitter develops burnt caramel and bitter hop leaves in a silky mouthfeel .
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the misty deep amber.
-Mineral notes seep from the hard water (I presume) profile.
-This one has nearly as much personality as Harvey’s Sussex Bitter (without the same yeast, obviously).
-Malt flavors are very well sculpted.
-I’d love to get to know this beer in a proper session.
On cask at The Bell & Crown, Canterbury.
Garrold (4105) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield. Clear, bronze colour. Thick, bubbly, lasting, pale tan head. Soft, sweet, vine fruit malts. Some baked fruit. Taste is light, tangy bitter. Stickiness on the lips. Easy drinking. Some burnt sugar on the close. Nice bitter.
rarbring (2242) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall: Smooth, dark bread, red apples.
Note: Cask at Oliver Twist. Reviewed 2015-07-20.
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours a Pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy caramel flavor. has a fruity malty caramel citrus hoppy finish.
Benzai (13632) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Thompson and Niilstrong. amber color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, a hint of toffee, slightly sweetish in the distance, naturally mostly bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Not bad at all.
gegwilson (3130) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in the Firehouse, Sowerby Bridge. Pours amber with a cream head. Light malty aroma. The flavour is nutty malt with a clean bitter finish. Nothing spectacular, but a well made bitter.
sdmmb (1662) - USA - MAR 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at EU bottle shop in Belgium. Very drinkable bitter ale.
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markextrae (3703) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample from 50cl bottle. poured a amber colour with a off white head. dark burned sugar, caramel, herbal notes, bitter hops, soap, hay, grapefruit, bitter aftertaste