Bitek (439) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 14, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Słodowe, karmelowe, nieco pustawe. W tle delikatne owoce. Goryczka zaznaczona, w typie ziołowym. Wysokie wysycenie.
WarMan04 (119) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - AUG 13, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Weak aromat, caramel, toffee, so common. Nice amber colour, beige head. High carbonation, like lagers. Taste is light sweet, a bit of malt and caramel. Bitterness is medium, pleasant and short. Soft texture. The beer is well-balanced. Some sweetness, some bitterness, these are the things which I’ve expected. A good representative of bitter style.
kacyper (1110) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 12, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Butelka. Aromat karmelowy, toffi, diacetyl. W smaku goryczka wręcz żadna. Wysycenie spore.
micia600 (58) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 12, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Piwo barwy bursztynowej, idealnie klarowne, piana obfita, pozostawia ładną koronkę. W aromacie słodowość i lekkie cytrusy. W smaku podobnie, choć mam wrażenie, że piwo jest nieco "rozwodnione". Goryczki w zasadzie nie ma, a szkoda bo brakuje wyrazistego zakończenia. Duży minus za ogromną zawartość żelaza. Generalnie da się wypić, ale nie jest to piwo wysokich lotów.
glacier (203) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 10, 2016
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kolor bursztynowy. Zapach słodowy, taki sobie. Smak słodowy, lekko kwaskowaty. Średni bitter.
s00sl (349) - - AUG 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper woth quickly dissapearing head. A little bit watery. Nice malty aroma woth bready taste. Medium drinkability.
melush (2838) - SPAIN - JUL 21, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Carrefour, Camas, Spain.
T: Malt, caramel, slightly watery.
Graham77 (425) - SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml can from Sainsbury. Amber colour minimal head. Nice carbonation though. Aroma is malty caramel, fairly one dimensional but pleasant nevertheless. The taste is medium sweet and very light bitter with a dry balanced quality, maybe a touch nutty. Good ale.
ibrubeer (302) - Omaha, USA - JUN 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2016 500ml can. Aroma is slightly sweet, nutty, not bitter. Medium to dark clear amber color with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Taste is sweet malt, slightly nutty, maybe a little cooked corn? Typical "British ale" flavor. Thin body. Overall, a pretty typical British beer. I still liked it. Nostalgic.
allenhuerta (2) - Eschenbach, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2016 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer opens up with an overwhelming caramel character and a very light floral hop character. Slight toasty notes come in underneath and a touch nutty to round it out. Crystal clear as it poured into the glass in a copper tone and a full, well formed, beige head that slowly dissipates but has a decent retention. A moderate bitterness cuts the sweet caramelly sensation that comes across the palate. The toasty bread notes that came across in the nose cross over into the flavor. Grassy hop character come through moderately high and last deep into the finish. A moderately dry finish and a clean fermentation. No discernible esters, diacetyl, or other off flavors. Medium full body, probably helped along by the caramel malt character, soft carbonation, no alcohol warmth or astringency.
Overall, I found the aroma to be sickly with how intense the caramel notes came off. The grassy-ness in the flavor stood out a bit much and there wasn’t much complexity to it. A moderate bitterness was one of the best qualities and the toasty notes cut the caramel in the flavor.
A very easy drinker that would work well with simple meals such as salads, with an oily dressing or a vinaigrette. Something acidic to cut through the beer, such as an addition of lemon or lime to a favorite meal. Sounds generic, but fish and chips would probably work with this. I would avoid very bold flavored foods as they would completely overpower this beer.