hawthorne00 (2774) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly cloudy dark amber with almost no head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, flowers. Gentle carbonation - mouthfeel is pretty much like as from a cask. Taste has toffee and fruity sweetness - pears, berries - mingled with quite big lingering hop bitterness that’s a little spicy right at the end. A pretty good bitter that has bottled really well.
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bier Koning. Amber body with huge head. Nose is malty and sweet. Taste of malts, wheat and paper. Creamy and bitter finish.
Rune (9239) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half, cask at Wetherspoons in MK. Filmy, but lasting, white head. Golden-brown in body appearance. Aroma brings resin-like hops and sweet malts. Choco-caramel malts and herbal hops in flavour. Medium bodied. Smooth on the swallow. Above average (Milton Keynes, 21.03.2011).
dynamiteninja (1673) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask. Leicester Beer Festival 2011. Thin white head, light brown body. Caramel. Bitter, with a bitter finish.
Svesse (6895) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Castle, Chancery Lane, London, 24 Nov 2010) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, raisins and dusty hops. Malty, fruity taste with dried fruit, toast and dusty hops in a fairly bitter finish. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Quite enjoyable.
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
[500ml bottle from Tescos, New Street Birmingham]. Pours a light toffee colour, extremely hazy - pretty much opaque. Mild aromas of malt and the classic Fuggles tang - although it tastes much nicer thankfully. Biscuity hoppy finish with a bittersweet aftertaste following. From Rutland, the motto of which is Multum in Parvo - ’Much in Little’. Indeed.
tdtm82 (1124) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Spoons next to Liverpool Street. Toffee; butterscotch, honey, grass, murky copper bronze colour, light particles, creamy, good lacing, moderately bitter finish. Just plain and simple really. Doubt it was in top form mind.
DanielBrown (4099) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Yvonne, for my birthday last year. Amber colour. Pondy, slightly fruity aroma. Thin in the mouth ,some tree, orange, strawberry and jam. A touch twiggy and rather bitty. A sum of parts, that’s not a sum. Nice, but not brilliant. Rather like a US Amber Ale.
KolonelKlink (65) - AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great English Bitter, one of the best. Nose is dominated by toffee/caramel sweetness with a touch of typically english hops - pine and spruce. This is continued on the palate with lots of malt sweetness; caramel, toffee and chocolate. This sweetness is beautifully balanced by the high, but not out-of-proportion bitterness.
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Ruby orange and deep amber. Slightly below average head with light retention and some lacing.
S - A bit of toffee and caramel malt with some nuttiness. Flowery and berry. Slight tartness with a hint of ammonia-like scent.
T - Toffee and caramel, grainy malts provide the base for the beer. On top of that are some floral and earthy hops. Also a bit of fruitiness (touch of apple and red berry) that give a bit of tartness to the beer.
M - Medium starting to border on light body. Slightly below carbonation. Fairly drying end.
D - Pretty good drinkability. Goes down easy with well balanced flavors that are interesting on the palate and I want to drink more to better figure it out.
Notes: Intriguing beer that I can’t quite fully understand. The fruitiness that is brought in is interesting, not the most refreshing fruit taste but good. I liked this better the more I drank, so I guess it fits well as a traditional English session beer. Worth trying if you get a chance.