BlackHaddock (5847) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From November 2008: Brown 500ml bottle poured into a Hoegaarden Grand Cru stemmed tulip glass (one and a half times).
Tawny or light ruby red in colour, clear and clean. an off-white head sat on top, large at first, then a collar and wisp.
Like some others, I found a Belgian Beer aroma at first, this did fall away somewhat but it was still evident right to the end of the drink. A maltiness took over as the main smell once the beer began to warm a little, still pleasant though.
The beer tasted OK, not as rich or flavoursome as the aroma hinted at, but better than a lot of bottled UK stuff. The malt from the aroma was there as was a bit of citrus fruit and toffee.
Watery in the mouthfeel and certainly not full bodied as mentioned on the labelling.
I’d need a roaring fire and a glass of Port with this beer to make it into a Winter Warmer, but it is an OK beer and one of Greene Kings better products.
wheresthepath (2059) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Cask at Copa, Reading] Orange-brown with a moderate creamy head. Fairly thick mouthfeel with a slight fizz. Treacley malts, with some toffee, plums and autumn leaf mulch. Sweet, rather dull. Recognisably Greene King, unfortunately, but not as poor as some of theirs.
SilkTork (5521) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2010
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml clear glass bottle from Sainsbury’s. Caramel and barley sugar. Soapy. Malt flavour vanishes quickly, leaving a thin grease and old leather flavour in the mouth. Hmmmm. Not impressed at all.
CH-303 (1902) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Brownish red. Almost no head.
Aroma: Nice malt and hops. Some fruit.
Taste: Nice bitterness. Some malt and caramel.
Info: 500ml bottle, 21/12-2009
ralphdot (1027) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep red with a poor head, not much aroma, slightly malty with some caramel, quite a good drink.
Quack-Duck (9088) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thank you pivnizub! Clear amber-copper colour, large and creamy beige head. Malty nose. Medium-bodied with good malty flavours, hints of roasetd malt and raisins. A good one.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A fruity best bitter with berries and good warming malts. Dark amber to ruby coloured with no head. Decent hops on the nose. Really unexpectedly nice.
pivnizub (9976) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear ruby-amber coloured, small persistent off-white layer. Medium to solid toasty and fruity - raisins - nose. Moderate sweet-bitter flavour, astonishingly "full" bodied for a beer of 4.5%, soft MF. Lingering fruity-malty finish with a tinge of cacao-powder and lemony hoppy touch in the aftertaste. Good and pleasant............
sebletitje (8957) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color. Malty and fruity taste (citrusy) and a nice touch of pine. Found it to have a nice caramel touch.
Drinkable and not bad at all.
MoritzF (9187) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Clear, amber colour with a medium-sized, light-beige foamy head. Light-sweet and discreet toasty malty aroma with liquorice, toffee and an aromatic lemon-fruity and piney hoppy blend. Light-bitter flavour, rather slim bodied with a moderate, slightly crispy carbonation. Slim toast-malty and fruity taste, slightly nutty with liquorice; moderately dry and slightly bitter finish with fruity hops A bit slim but still pretty aromatic brew (24.05.08).