Beersiveknown (4204) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drunk Multiple times in Old House at Home Romsey and Wykeham Arms Winchester before brewing was discontinued on it in 2008. This beer pours a mid brown with a small white head. Weet-a-Bix aroma which follows through into the body. Pleasantly malty with a back up bitterness. I always preferred this beer to Gales HSB and indeed Fullers Chiswick too.
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at the Kick Off. Poured a nice dark ruby with brownish highlights. Small beige cap. The aroma is quite nice, very Brit hop-forward with some mild cherry fruit esters and chrystal malts. Flavour starts out with some nice hop flavour as well as accompanying bitterness, transitioning into a pleasant mild malty sweetness. Watery palate that makes this one go down way too quick. Carbonation is medium but high for Bitter standards. Some sort of weird salty aspect immerges as it warms. All in all an enjoyable pint, deserving of a slightly higher over-all score. Itís nothing that bad, just very pedestrian.
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2009 Handpulled cask at a few Gales tied houses over the years. Chestnut with a white head. An innoffensive session bitter. Never had too much characture so hasnít changed dramatically now that Fullers brew it.
cgarvieuk (18089) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask in england somewhere ...deep brown,light sweet malt ,light fruity light toffee
berkshirejohn (5288) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at South Hill Park, Bracknell. Chestnut with a thin white head; rather sour fruity aroma; sweet and nutty flavour, rather thin body; sweet malty finish.
downender (7149) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Mad Bishop & Bear, Paddington Station 10/6/07. A decent session bitter. Amber coloured with a slight off-white head. Aroma was pleasantly fruity and slightly sweet. Flavour was also predominantly malty with a hint of a dry finish. Not bad.
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hand pump at The Ship, near Portsmouth. Thats not very helpfull, really - every pub round there is called The Ship if its not The Nelson or The Victory... Looks nice, clear amber, small head. Very sweet, like other Gales beers (ESB etc), malty, some hop dryness in the finish. A good light bodied summer afternoon beer.
harrisoni (15649) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at Basketmakers Arms, Brighton. First time Iíve had this beer. Clear amber colour with thin lasting off white head. Pleasant session bitter with decent tingling hop on finish. Some hop/malt aroma. Easy drinking in mouth, subtle decent citrus lmeony hop finish. Not huge flavour, but happily drinkable.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 05/08/2004
Amber golden colour and slightly hoppy. Smooth crisp malt finish.
fiulijn (16644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Market Porter, London
Dark amber color; thin head, nice lace. Light malt aroma. Quite weak flavors, poor malt, fresh but too simple.