gwoodin (43) - Birmingham, - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10 litre polypin of Bright Beer purchased from brewery. Added Edinburgh Ale Yeast and sugar to give secondary fermentation. Racked to rigid homebrew cask.
Aroma & Taste: citric hop (lime). Finish: lengthy bitterness. Overall: Top quality English bitter. I recommend adding yeast and sugar to provide carbonation if purchasing ’bright’.
allmyvinyl (2802) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Grovesnor. Pours clear amber, no real head. Light biscuit aromas. Taste is biscuit, maybe a faint floral hop note. Thin and watery, but ok I guess.
AshtonMcCobb (2318) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at the Grosvenor.
Appearance - amber to chestnut. Decent head.
Nose - lightly spicy malt.
Taste - dry biscuits and a touch of dried fruit.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - a solid bitter.
anders37 (16289) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ White Horse, Parson’s Green SW6. Pours a pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter caramel finish.
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From cask. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and breadish. Toasted malty, breadish and light herbal hoppy. Herbal, bitter and grassy.
jackl (4299) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The White Horse On Parsons Green. Medium amber, tiny head. The nose is toast, toffee, apples, candy corn. The taste is more of the same. Smooth brown toast, apple butter. Light chocolate and toffee. Light body, soft carbonation. OK.
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Old Fountain, Old Street, 21/02/13.
Dark amber with a decent sized bubbly off white head, good lacing ensues.
Nose is malt, toffee, grain, biscuit.
Taste comprises summer fruits, malts, biscuit, toffee, light hops.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, some bitterness in the finish.
A decent enough bitter with ESB notes.
jmgreenuk (4022) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Coach and Horses, Weatheroak Hill, Alvechuch. Poured a clear medium amber with a big thick white, typically English bitter head. The aroma is a malty fruit combo! The flavour is medium to strong bitter, with creamy malt and a smooth creamy slightly fruity palate. I’m not so sure about the bitterness in the aftertaste, but I think it’s growing on me!
TheJestersBeer (2032) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep straw, with a white head.
Malty, hoppy aroma, caramel, yeast, a faint hint of chlorine?
Dry, medium bodied, medium to high bitterness, low CO2.
Malty, hoppy taste, slightly harsh, apricot, yeast.
Decent, but with a few faint off flavours. (2012-11-21)
BlackHaddock (3485) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wrote this in Aug 2006 on BA: all still true! This is the only regular beer at my two local Real Ale pubs (they both have ever changing guest beers on at all times). I have also visited the brewery on guided tours 4 times, my 5th trip will be in September 2006.
This medium brown, light amber coloured best bitter with its off-white head always looks good.
The aroma is complex, fruity combind with hops and malt.
The taste is also a mix of flavours, with hops and malt winning the battle over the others.
This is not a thick, heavy bitter, nor is it watery or thin. It is a very drinkable, good session bitter and a fine benchmark to rate other British bitters.