dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 I had this one from a box sold like cheap wine, but the landlord informed me that it had been in a cask only hours before -- he just didn’t have a handpump! Amber with no head, and some bubbles. Caramel and honey aromas, with a short-lived bitter aftertaste. Slightly fizzy and watery, with a small amount of yeast sediment (probably due to the box I suspect). 8/2/5/2/12
Re-rate June 06: Flowery, caramel scent with maybe a hint of lime.
stouby (3424) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, in Henley-on-Thames.
Golden with a lasting white head, good lacings. Aroma light to moderate malty (caramel) and hoppy. Flavor is light sweet and bitter. Light body, watery, flat carbonated.
RichardGretton (4107) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Dog and Hedgehog, Dadlington, Leicestershire. Golden beer with a strong white head. The aroma is gently biiter, watery and quite light and the flavour is lightly hopped and slightly toffee like. Overall a nice beer.
Fin (6628) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask frequently in Oxfordshire. A jolly decent quaffing bitter that I have been drinking regularly for some 20 years it is very typical of it’s style, pleasant and refreshing, from a brewery that rarely puts a foot wrong. For those visiting the area I would heartily recomend a brewery visit as it is excellent.
DanielBrown (3477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2013 Hand pulled at Penny Blacks, Birmingham. Amber hued straw coloured Bitter, with a big firm head. This is a standard Bitter, the kind that the older members of my cricket team love. Light, some pepper and specks of sweetness, inside a refreshing quaffable, smooth tipple. Not my favourite. Original rating on 10/10/2005. RE-RATE - cask at the Hook Norton Brewery. Slightly astringent, not brilliant. Gets better and is a trad bitter. In that it tastes bitter. Roy Castle’s Mum. Steamed spaniel. Yeah, it’s alright.
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. This was a very pleasant easy to drink beer. A light beer which can be enjoyed regularly.
Liberty (52) - Stompwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, Hook Norton vistor centre and at the Pear Tree Inn.
Very nice easy drinking bitter.. No problem to have more than 1 pint of this golden bitter.
Very well balanced between malts, hops and fruit. Als a refreshing bitter..
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2009 Cask at Hook Norton Brewery. Beautiful golden appearance with a light head. Thin tasting session beer with a bit of lemon and fruit, perhaps melon. A very slight bitterness afterwards. Refreshing and terribly, terribly good. 16.10.09 Under the name of Hook Norton Best Bitter, cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Coppery amber. Faint malt aroma and pleasant earthy bitter taste. Mid bitter finish. Rated: 5,4,6,4,12:3.1
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint poured from the Coat & Badge in Putney, a light golden brown with a good sized fluffy head. A good pour with no carbonation and a good temperature. Aroma is a fruity hoppiness, with hints of tobacco. A malty flavour, with lemon coming through. On the palate there is a sharp tartness which is unfortunate.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - APR 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Cask conditioned] Very fresh and tasty. Fruity and rather hoppy aroma with spicy notes. Fresh flavour with hoppy notes. The British truly are the masters of brewing full flavoured low alcohol beers.