jaghana (4951) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50cl, a clear amber red beer with low off white head. Nose is on caramel and caramalt. Aroma is on caramel, toasted caramel, honey, good hops bitterness with light resin, clean, touch of diacetyl, toasted nuts. Medium bitterness duration at the finish with malty notes.
BitchPls (671) - FINLAND - MAR 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear, red and brown beer with a beige head. Malt and pilsner like hoppy aroma. Caramel, cooked vegetables, a hint of metal and some bitterness. Light to medium body. Not good, not bad.
KennethArd (358) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Fruity malt profile. Clear amber with long lasting medium head. Sweet malt, fruity and some refreshing light bitterness. Medium body, sticky texture & lively carbonation.
Brandman (2516) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper body, white head. Aroma has nuts, malts, fruity and piney hops. Flavour is quite same. Nice example of quite normal bitter.
jmgreenuk (6193) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle. Poured a crystal clear dark amber with a frothy very light tan head. The aroma is malt yeast hop with a little fruit. The flavour is medium bitter with a fruity bitter hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Nothing special. An average English bitter with a touch of fruit.
holdleder (261) - Kongerslev, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
50 cl. flaske. 4,2 % . Ikke megen Rocking Rudolph over denne øl. Meget svag lysebrunt farve. Smagen behager ikke
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml clear glass bottle. Filtered. Dark amber malty beer. Quite clean, but tasty and pleasant. Mild caramel notes. I do like a malty brew, and this is well done, even with the lowered abv from the original, and the filtering. Drinkable.
zacgillbanks (3578) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tesco, Gateshead. This is a dark red brown beer with almond and burnt toffee flavours, red fruity notes and a sweet and roasted finish.
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - DEC 20, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours copper amber with small white lacing head. Malty, nuts, caramel, pines, bread. Kind of bit weird harsh lame taste in this, slight bitter finish. Mellows down abit after awhile.
BlackHaddock (5194) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear 500ml bottle claiming to be a Hardy & Hansons beer brewed in Bury St Edmunds by Greene King: poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 17th Dec 2013. Taken with a meat platter of Wiltshire Ham, German Peppered salami and a Pork Pie!
Good looking beer, huge head of lightly tanned foam on top of a clear mid-mahogany body.
Malty feel to the aroma with a toffee apple hint.
The taste is also malt led, with a fruity trace. There is a mild Christmassy spiciness but not enough to get excited about. Originally a 5.0% ABV beer I believe, it needs that extra alcohol and the oomph it would give to this OK brew.
This is just better than average for a mass produced UK Winter brew, but it could be so much better if they’d kept too the higher alcohol level IMHO.