phaleslu (5878) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the brewpub. Pours a mostly clear tea color with no visible carbonation or head. Light aroma of grass, tea, and pale malts. Flavor of tea, grass, cereal grains, and smooth, sweet malts. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Decent.
SrSilligoose (3133) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bready earthy malt backing. Light herbal happiness. Cask Tap at brewpub
MiP (13047) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at the brewpub. Almost clear light amber colour. Very low carbonation. Earth flavour. Grainy finish.
Gary (1305) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
( cask GBBF). I think this was my second take on an American íBitterí (other being from Rougue) considering its the quintessential style for us Britons , i had to sample it. Caramel like maltiness like customs....appley esters ...a bit toasty and then cloying. Not bad . Its not a style I love, so it is what it is.
Spelt (231) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This used to be one of my favorite beers but the quality has slipped a bit. Floral hops and butterscotch tones in the aroma. Thin white head and no lacing on very slightly hazy copper ale. Light carbonation with the bitterness up front fading to a carmel malt finish. Again some butterscotch notes. Body is too thin and that detracts a bit from the flavor.
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask. Pours cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild brett and wooden. Light orange fruity. Sweet and fruity, light grapefruity bitterness coming through. Ends smooth fruity and mild bitter into a dry finish.
williamherbert (1231) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
06/2007: The look is a dark "pumpkin ale" orange. Hazy, but there are thousands of microscopic carbonation bubbles floating upward. Only a thin dishsoap film of head. It looks nice enough, although there is a paltry amount of lace.
The aroma is a bitter-malt ale smell, backed by a heavy hit of what seems to be ringwood yeast. Smells like an ale plus the dry, bready yeast. Some dry malt character and a light hop presence. Yeast is heavy, hops are estery.
Tastes like a real English bitter, *not* an IPA. Has the dry English ale taste. Hops and malt are strictly bitter, not flowery or grapefruity like an IPA. The bitterness hits the back of the tongue, and the yeast is the key element that separates it.
Itís thick-bodied, nice and chunky. So very dry, so very English. Smooth, but does leave a film. Itís delicious, dry, yeasty, and bitter (a bitter thatís actually bitter!). Repeats more than welcome.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a white head. Sweet caramel notes, light bitter pine and noble hop character. Dry woodiness with some toasted malt. A decent ale.
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Poured on cask at the brewpub in Portland. Came with virtually no head at all... maybe just a thin film on top of the beer. However, there was still fair lacing left behind while drinking. Body is a dark amber color, and clear.
S: I donít really detect much here, to be honest. A slight bitterness, but thatís all.
T: Decent flavor of moderate bitterness, with a dry finish. Nothing thatís going to knock your socks off, however.
M: Medium-bodied and creamy, with soft carbonation.
D: Itís fine, really... but, nothing that really makes you want to come racing back for another.
madmitch76 (13409) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2012 7th August 2008.
On tap at GBBF. Clear amber beer. Smooth mild hop. A malty middle. Nice but unremarkable.
4th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Slightly hazy gold beer. Light dry palate. A little hop. Even and wel balanced mildly hopped bitter.