BeerSkull (1056) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Cask at "The Baron of Beef" in Cambridge, England). Aroma and taste of caramel malt and hops, the taste is also very sour and boring. Bad Bitter!
OwainTurner (264) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lemon, orange and sweet fruit smell. Very smooth orange and lemon taste. Very easy drinking, almost refeshing but lacking in any character.
JorgeLee (952) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Assembly House NW5 on Wingy’s stag, labelled as their house bitter. Mid brown colour, white head. Slightly nutty bitter with an old school English bitter finish, a little clunky. A bit thin on the palate. Overall perfectly drinkable, the best pint I had in a series of average pints in that pub.
AWS9 (440) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask. It was a Greene King pub, but was labeled ’King’s Arms Landlord’s Choice" ... pretty sure I’m rating in the right place. Brown honey pour with nice white head. Quite a light bitter with an alright lingering hop. Somewhat skunky... Easy drinker that won’t offend, but really nothing more.
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Som Assembly House Beer Landlords Choice. Assembly House, Kentish Town 6 Nov 12. Gyldenbrun. Lavt skum. OK fruktaroma. Svisker & druer. Smaken litt tung frukt - allikevel litt vassen. Blir vel søt i ettersmaken.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Half-pint from cask at Assembly House. Amber coloured body, spotty lacing, no head. Modest malt-fruity aroma. Caramel malts and lemony hops leading to a bittersweet ending. Standard Brit bitter (London, 06.11.2012).
kermis (3644) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Pours clear light brown with a bubbly off white head. Aroma of fruit, malt and bread. Flavour is mainly malt, fruity then a bitter finish.
tombyars (1266) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
First tasted this at the Mossend Beer Festival, Lochwinnoch in July 1993. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear copper red in colour with a thick creamy white head. Hint of malt in the poor aroma. Thin insipid mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a very weak malt base with tart redcurrant just about evident. Metallic hop resins give a lack lustre aftertaste. Finish is rather short with bitter sweet notes. A really poor bitter, weak and lacking complexity.
thepegjett (1261) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - fruit and honey
A - mid gold with thick head
T - sweet with dry finish
P - mid and soft
O - decent
alkohole (1) - Draycott in the Clay, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2011 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice beer but nothing sensational. It was always variable, even when brewed in Nottinghamshire, but it could be fabulous once it had had its second fermentation in the barrel to take the sweetness away. Another bitter not exactly ruined but definitely altered from the original. Nottingham used to have Kimberley, Shipstones and Home - all capable of being great, and capable of being awful. More consistent these days, but the characters have been sanitised out of all of them by their new brewers. None of the old breweries ever cleaned the pipes to my certain knowledge, so all the generations of ale sediment are not their to add flavour.