BlackHaddock (3479) - Shropshire, - 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.
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in London, shared with the Lyoli - picked up at a Tesco, I think. Branded as ’Sussex Lager’. Pours crystal clear gold, effervescent with a fine, creamy white head. Simple bread and cereal on the nose with hints of hay. Light to medium sweet flavor with further simple, biscuity pale malts, hints of white sugar, lemony hops, faint hay and grass. Light in body with average carbonation. Sweet, somewhat sugary on the finish with minimal bitterness, just more biscuits, white bread, straw. Simple lager. Easy drinking.
Philym (919) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear amber with thin quick to disappear white head.
Aroma: Corn, biscuit, peppery and grassy.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium sourness and low bitterness, slight saltiness.
Palate: Smooth thick texture, light body, average carbonation, dry abrupt malty, corn finish.
allmyvinyl (2740) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear pale gold, thin, short-lived head. Aromas of lemon and light straw. Taste is more lemon, light malt. Pretty dull to be honest. OK.
s_hartshorne (1009) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle rhythm+booze. Pale amber colour halo white head. Aroma is weak citrus malts. Taste is slight hops followed by sweet malts ok bitterness. Good silkey body for a larger and good soft carbonation. I agree with the brewer that this is better than the mass produced cat piss associated with larger but. It is lacking anything really special.
wimpyjoe (3475) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Booths. Golden-yellow and loses its head fast. Bridges the gap between ale and lager with its texture, much more like the later in nose and taste, but not a great effort by any means.
harrisoni (13144) - 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 (917) - 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 (3590) - 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.
kwik-lime (1241) - 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.