gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught at Akkurat in Stockholm, Sweden. November 2005.
A really nice real ale. PRobably the best real ale I’ve ever had. Nice hopy character. If you see it, try it!
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.
BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nov 2009: Brown 500ml bottle obtained from the brewery on a visit earlier this year. Poured into a pint sleeve glass.
Clear, light to medium brown body, white foaming head on top at first, the head slowly losing depth and becoming a wispy covering and collar.
Flower garden smell, an English country garden at the height of its blooming period, must be growing toffee’s though! I am a big fan of ’Fuggles hops’ and their aroma. Although used in this brew, I couldn’t detect them.
Biscuity, malty and fruity (apples, red berries and pomegranate). The flavours mix and semi-match, making this an interesting and complicated beer.
The 5%ABV is evident, but well balanced for the body and richness of the beer.
Martin243 (616) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from a case bought by the wife for Christmas. Served cool in an English pint. Very attractive beer: Deep gold with an offwhite head that stays around lacing down the glass. Grassy wheat straw aroma. Big juicy floral and cereal flavours, cut with bitter hop astringency on the swallow. Some lingering Sauvignon Blanc aftertaste. Beautifully balanced, and very morish.
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good, strong malty beer. This is has pleasant fruity sweetness with a dry tangy finish. Moreish and easy to glug.
KnutAlbert (5545) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, wetherspoon’s Hammersmith. Lovelyfull aroma from the first sip. Round malty body, flowery hops merged smoothly into the brew. Long lasting bitter and warming finish.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Otter’s Pocket, Stamford. Nice juicy sweet flavour with a sharp spicy bitterness in the finish. I thought it was pleasantly rich on the palate.
Fin (6640) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpump at the brewpub, Oakham, Cambs’ 23-01-09 Pours deep amber with a white head. Condition wise this really was quite excellent. Good streaky citric bitterness with a nice layer of honey, syrup and malts. There is a little bit of toffee banana and it has to be said that this beer drinks far easier than the abv would suggest. A6 A5 F7 P4 OV15 3.7
OwainTurner (267) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 On tap at JDs. Very fresh tasting ... Fruity and sweet premium bitter with slight sticky bitterness. Very nice, worth the hype in Leicester.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask handpull at Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Deep copper colour, thin bubbly beige head. Good fruity malt aroma. Red fruit and toffee in mouth, earthy hop finish with residual juicy fruit sweetness. Hops on nose and finish. Impressed with this, I like the sweet malt and slightly peppery hop finish