chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (handpump) , GBBF Day 3, August 2006. Amber colour. Seemed rather short of condition resulting in a slightly dull mouthfeel. Otherwise a pretty standard, slightly earthy British bitter. Not much more to say really. By no means bad but by no means special either.
Fin (6676) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, at JDW The Palmerston Arms, Southsea 24.06.11 Pours amber with a slim white head, there is good clarity to this. Touch of sharpness and fruit on the nose, fruity in the mouth, touch dry, middling bitterness. Ok. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
shrubber85 (6515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light honey and barley malt aroma. Amber color with small head. Lightly sweet barley malt and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Body on the light side. Light but tasty.
Svesse (5716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 5 April 2012) Pale amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with citrus, apricots and slightly earthy hops. Fruity, malty taste with notes of apricots, citrus and a generous earthy/citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with just a touch of sweetness. Well balanced with an attractive hop character. Nice one.
downender (5663) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2012 Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 20/05/2012. Amber with a slight, off-white head. Cereal malt notes, with some fruity sweetness and hedgerow hops, leading to a moderately bitter finish. Fine.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Cask conditioned] Amber coloured. Very fruity aroma and flavour. Very fresh and pleasant. Trevor Goddard is one of my favourite actors.
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Filtered bottle. I enjoyed Goddard's Fuggle Dee Dum so much I opened this bottle of Special Bitter. Mmmm. Chris Coleman seems to be doing things right. A restrained yet tasty session bitter. Wonderfully balanced.
SaintMatty (4296) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (The Bell,Whitchurch) - Golden/amber in colour. Lightly hoppy aroma with some grapefruit and tea notes. Refreshing light hoppy notes in the taste with tea and grapefruit featuring again with a malty element. Well balanced.
deanso (4195) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle from a friend.
White foamy head. Blond colour. Nice enough beer.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Copper amber with a small white head. Very faint aroma, possibly malty. Taste is grapey and vinous, with a mid bitter finish and an agreeable aftertaste.