Bullit (3504) - Utrecht, - APR 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Odd-bins. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of citrus, malts, hint of yeast. Flavour is clean malty, citrus. Fairly bitter, fairly dry. Well drinkable.
gunnar (3591) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vaaland, Bryne. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of nutty and bready malts, citrus as well. Taste is mild, earthy malts, very shy hops, crisp citrus, lively carbonated, light body,mild sugar and sharp citrussy at the short finish.
Sigmund (4187) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle conditioned, from Vaaland, Bryne. ABV is 4.2%. Golden colour, slightly hazy when the yeast is poured in, moderate white head. Aroma of hay, mild herbal spices, chocolate and dust, hints of smoke. The flavour has a mild fruity acidity, followed by chocolate, smoke and moderate hops. Apparently they have used some pale chocolate malt and a little smoked malt here. The smoke is probably there to celebrate the Severn Valley Railway. An unusual bitter, but not bad.
Bathory (360) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a copper colour with a small white head. Smokey aroma. Flavour is some smoke and sourness. Has a bit bitterness in the aftertaste. A bit watery mouthfeel. Quite boring beer.
gwoodin (34) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. ar:grass, bready malt, nuts, some caramel, citric hop. ap: copper to gold, clear, minimal head, dissipating. ta: medium sweetness, medium bitterness. pa: light body, texture thin to medium. Carbonation lively, prickly in mouth. Finish: citrus tang. Overall: A fine english bitter, zesty.
kermis (2493) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared. Pours hazy golden with an off white head. Aroma of apricot, spices and other fruit. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
jmgreenuk (1288) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a cloudy amber with a thin white head. Weak hoppy aroma leading to a malty yeasty flavour. There is little bitterness but the malty palate is interesting!
deanso (3194) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK.
Thin creamy white head. Hazy blond pour. Nice bitterness.
omhper (17478) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Hazy golden, mid sized head. Vanillaish spicy nose. Dryish with light-medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Custard and grass. Mid bitter finish. Laid back and quite pleasant.
BlackHaddock (2362) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sept 2006 from BA: This beer was brewed for the Severn Valley Railway beer festival. It is named after one of their refurbished steam trains.
It became so popular (and the brewery were looking for a summer brew), that it is now to be brewed every summer to replace the winter brew Old Henry (which I will review when it re-appears in October).
I have drank this beer in Shrewsbury and at the brewery, enjoying it very much.
It is a dark redish brown with a loose creamy head which stays on the side of the glass.
At first I thought of burnt caramel and chocolate malt, but it is a coffee aroma which comes through really. Amber malt has been used, not chocolate malt, the headbrewer informs me. Fuggles hops (amongst others) also add to the aroma. This brewery still uses whole hops and mills its own malts, almost all of which is locally sourced.
Again the burnt caramel comes to mind in the first mouthful, but coffee overtones soon take over.
This is not a sicky, thick, over heavy beer, but its mouthfeel is one of strenght and goodness.
Very, very drinkable. I would call it a Bar-B-Q Beer!
Pudding (118) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle Tates (Spar) Cotteridge, Birmingham.
I would describe this as in the classic english bitter style. I prefer this to the other Hobsons bottle-conditioned beers. It has good taste, more hoppy than malty I guess.