OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served from the cask via beer engine with a sparkler. Aroma of fruit ( plums, hint of citrus) and earthy english hops. Firm palate with nice complex malt flavours leading to a medium bitter finish. Excellent Best Bitter.
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent best bitter, good malt background with a solid bitter finish. Great solid mouthfeel an excellent example of a English best bitter
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 27, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2010 It is tasting so good in 2010 that it deserved a rerating. So smooth your can forget that you are drinking it. Didn’t used to be a favourite of mine, but now I just can’t get enough of it.
A typical English Bitter...and in this case that says enough.
DiscoForever (71) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap: Looks thick - hazy copper, yummy 1cm head. Smokey aroma that exudes well into the taste. And there’s biscuits too and a bit of burnt home-made hokey pokey (that’s a caramelised sugar and butter treat folks - like toffee). Scrummy easy drinkin’ beer that wants some food with it cos it’s deliciously bitter...
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper amber, rich juicy malts and more hop forward as compared to the bitter. Spicy and clean tasting, long lingering bitter finish.
nickd717 (4059) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 10, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Galbraith. Clear copper color with a small white head. Aroma of coconut and leaves. Flavor is da bomb digg, loads of coconut, nutty malt, slightly sweet. Medium bodied and smooth with soft casky carbonation. Very impressive.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is ok, the body orange brown. It smells mild, malty, creamy, fruity, ok. The taste is creamy, fruity, bit hoppy, interesting. Nice 13/11/13/12/-/12 3.7
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light golden orange, almost copper coloured. Faint malt aroma. Fairly bitter flavour throughout. Bob Hudsons is proabably their better bitter, although this is still pretty good.
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
probably my favourite galbraiths beer, being pretty much halfway between the other two bitters - good balance of juicy crystal malt with traces of nuts, and spicy, bitter hops. Nice choc/prune/vanilla smell and clear red-gold appearance. Quite fruit-cakey.
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Galbraith’s Alehouse, Auckland. Nice that they serve their beers at the correct temperature for drinking. Rich copper hue, no head. Yummy strong malty aroma dominates, caramel, toffee, ripe fruit (mostly dark fruit), a touch of sweat (?) yeastiness in there. Some sweetness but mostly bitter. No carbonation, oily texture, medium bodied. I liked this Bellringers Best Bitter beer but Bob Hudson’s Bitter was a bit better.