Orgeogre (10) - Lyon, - NOV 6, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I grew up on this one (late 70’s yes I’m an old taster) as I lived not far from the brewery. The quality of this is (or at lest used to be) quite variable from one pub to another. When it at it’s best it is the epitomy of Southern English ale. Perfect balance between fruit and hop biterness. If I had to chose a last pint before dyeing it would be this.
ekstedt (5990) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Market Porter, Southwark, London. Clear amber, medium white head. Nutty, caramelly, floral and herbal hops. Dry, medium bitterness.
mkam (322) - POLAND - MAR 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From pump. Pours amber with a small head. Lots of fruits on the nose with the malt base. Taste is malty with fruits and hops. Light bitter finish.
triskaideka (235) - Killarney, IRELAND - FEB 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draught pint at Dolphin, Eastbourne. Pours dark amber with small white head that doesn’t last long. Aroma - malt and floral hoppy note. Taste is malt with strong floral and bitterness from hops - decent bitter.
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
(cask) clear amber colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of heavy yeast and some light chlorine, slightly grassy, with a touch of yoghurt and treebark. flavour is mostly grainy pale malts, floral hops and yeast, slightly buttery, with a hint of gooseberries and a semi-dry finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
Seffle (314) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bristol pub.
Pours a dark amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma like an old brewery but a very nice bitter palate.
A very good Bitter.
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DwarfeD (1608) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at The Harp, London. Clear amber with almost no head. Low to medium body with low carbonation. Sweet and bitter tones. Caramel, brown sugar, malts and herbs. A somewhat flat brew.
AndySnow (4829) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: The Plume of Feathers Greenwich, London.
Appearance: Amber colour with almost no head.
Aroma: Mild malt, hops.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, some fruit, hops.
mecafilo (137) - Perugia, ITALY - SEP 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Harp, London, UK. Pours with a red colour, small frothy head. Aroma is medium to heavy malty, with notes of bread and caramel. Taste is medium sweet, slighly bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hand-pulled pint at the brewery owned ’Royal Oak’ Borough, London on 11th Sep 2014. Really disappointed to be honest, I have had this beer at two other London pubs (White Horse, Parsons Green and The Harp, Chandos Place) and thought it a great pint: today however it was not right in any way. Almost flat and stale, should have taken it back to the bar I suppose. Wish I could have rated the previous pints, but history is history and the beer I am rating was poor. Hope to rectify this score next time I visit the South.
Alengrin (3234) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in a traditional English pub near Waterloo Station in London. Creamy, stable head, thin and dense as can be expected from the style, warm and pretty, hazy copper colour. Malty character, caramel, walnuts, some restrained fruitiness (peach, figs), creamy mouthfeel, soft carbo, long peppery hop bitter finish. Totally mainstream but very enjoyable especially in its ’natural environment’.