rok1024 (1127) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber appearance, medium head. Fruity aroma, semi dry taste, toasted nutty notes. Not too long aftertaste. Below average for a Premium Bitter style.
miquelcrush (1400) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
Stuu666 (2838) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Standing Order. Pours amber, light citrus, toffee, thin, yeasty.
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy sweet caramel, crunchy malt, touch of yeasty apple/pear character. Good basic bitter, though billed as Irish Red.
AshtonMcCobb (2674) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the Haymarket. This is somewhere between an Irish Red Ale and an English Bitter. Fruity and malty notes dominate the nose and the palate. There is reasonable balance even if there is some malt astringency on the finish. It looks attractive!
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - AUG 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It was a hot night in Belfast and this was a great pint at The Crown. Aroma fruity, taste of sweet citrus tangerine and honey, followed by a long refreshing bitter palate. Lovely.
larsga (6240) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small offwhite creamy head doesn’t last. Hazy amber body. Light fruity dusty aroma, very faint. Sweet smoky earthy musty taste with dusty fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, flat mouthfeel. Dryish dusty smoky toffee aftertaste with banana notes. It’s surprisingly smoky and sweet, but quite nice, all the same. (0.284l cask, at The Old Swan Inn, York.)
foxo82 (704) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Old Contemptibles, Birmingham. Dirty cloudy amber ale with a citrus aroma and citrus ginger taste. And another country ticked off.
McNeillR (1240) - SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Stagnant Amber, whisper of white head. Burnt sweets nose. Unassuming initial taste, smooth and underpowered bitter. Finish tasted like the glass had been used for an ashtray before dispense. Pretty poor.
Cask, Haymarket Bar, Edinburgh
gunnar (5457) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Haymarket Bar, Edinburgh. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is mild toasty malts. Taste is smooth, moderate sweet with some herbal and honeyish notes, dry lingering end with minty and spicy hops.