Vladivostok (265) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2014 Excellent subtle ordinary bitter and the complete antidote to the over-the-top, in-your-face beers which litter England’s bars. Colour is pale but not overly so. Aroma is gently hoppy with a decent flavour of freshly baked bread. Finish is gently bitter without being astringent. Really worth tracking down.
ianwelby (520) - SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear golden beer with a decent foamy head. Very little aroma. Light, slight sour citrus hop aroma. Bit of hop with the fruit in the flavour. A touch of nut in an otherwise watery finish. Bland.
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The Old Horse, Leicester. A brown bitter. It's alright but it's not very interesting. There was a hint of banana with this which may be a bad sign?
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line:
Butterscotch-y caramel oversees minerals and leafy hops in this lackadaisical Bitter.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the clear amber.
-The hop character is reminiscent of already-steeped tea leaves.
-The hop bitterness feels rather dusty when teamed up with (what I think is) this hard water character.
-Diacetyl levels are high, but are high enough to make the rest of the brew feel a bit limp.
On cask at The Mermaid at Burford.
wimpyjoe (4339) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden with a small head. It has a true bitter character with a medium to high bitterness and a malty aroma.
sic1314 (3642) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown pour with a thin white head. Weak body, flavour of hop bitterness. Inoffensive old school bitter.
oh6gdx (20821) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF2012. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is nutty, floral, some mild wood and resiny notes. Flavour is nutty, woden, floral and some mild vanillaish notes. Nice old school bitter.
Rune (8346) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half, hand pulled, excellent cask quality at the Grey Horse. Clear copper body colour. Spotty lacing to the glassware. Leafy hops to the nose. Bitter resin-like hops to the taste buds added by a mild malty sweetness. Plain bitter finish. A good, standard Brit bitter ale (Manchester, 07.07.2012).
FatPhil (9492) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask (Eagle, Cambridge)
Almondy retronasals. Some sickly sweet fruit. Messy. A touch minerally. Some woody bitter bite for the finish, but this is basically a dull and watery bitter of the worst kind, as it was this dull without even being off in any way.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - sweet orange citrus and light floral hops
A - mid gold with thin head
T - light sweet and sour with mid bitter
P - mid and soft
O - decent