harrisoni (12087) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Mouton Rouge Canterbury. Clear gold lasting white head. Lager yeast malt aroma. It’s kinda ok, I can see what they are going for, but just don’t quite make it. Some lemon, some hop on the finish. Still a bit of puke in the flavour. Not terrible, but not exactly good either. But a big gulp and it’s fine.
dogbomb (755) - ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Slightly cloudy yellow beer with a busy head which settles to a scum. Nose is slightly old oranges and dishwater. Taste is reasonably pleasant - a malty sweetness with a bit of nuttiness and citrus, but there is no real bite here or anything to grab you. The carbonation isn’t there to excite even. OKish.
rauchbier (3503) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze Barton-upon-Humber. Gold, thin shortlived white head and low condition. Gentle herbal hop and sweet honey notes in the nose, quite soft in the mouth with a gentle malty sweetness bordering on estery balanced with a low hop note, finish is short and sweet with a low chalky bitterness.
BlackHaddock (2921) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Yet another beer by this brewery where they don’t add their name to the ’credits’. Picked up in ’Rhythm and Booze’ near Blundell Park, Cleethorpes.
330ml bottle: best before 13 Nov 2012, opened during one of my random drinking evenings on 16 Nov 2012, some three days late.
The beer was poured into a Duvel glass at home: golden with a slight haze with a fading white head from the start.
The beer had a sour feel from the begining, might have been skunked in the fairly bright shop, I’ve only had it a week. Bland and boring, glad I only bought one of them. To be fair it is really just another supermarket brew from Hepworth and should be viewed as such.
kwik-lime (1062) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sold at the Mercure Hotel in Exeter, while watching Andy Murray secure the 2012 Us Open. Perhaps I was just in a good mood because of that, but this was a really enjoyable lager. Pours with a good head that lasts nicely, citrus and pear in the nose and a smooth, malty taste with good citrus character and a nice balance. Good craft lager.