Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 14 Mar 2012. Poured a lightly hazy copper, with a dense white head. Aroma of malt, sweet fruit and light pine. Caramel in the flavour, with toasted malt and raisins. Finish was toffee, brown sugar and biscuit.
Pith (148) - New York, USA - DEC 5, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pours clear rich gold with a white head with some lacing. Aroma is fruity pear and a bit of caramel. Taste is typical red. Bitter and fruit with
DeliriumT (368) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with a rosie hue. Aroma is thick golden syrup and a hint of toast (very enticing). flavour is not as pronounced as the aroma but very enjoyable and better as it warms up from refrigerated temperature.
gegwilson (1478) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a Glasgow ASDA. Amber with a frothy cream head. Fruity flavour, pear drop notes and light spice. OK.
Rostosto (31) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hey its good and OK at the same time. Its also cool as fk and I like that. I like beer that’s good and cool and its cool because its a wee bit different and I like the branding and occasionally I’m a sucker for good branding. I like the bitterness, I like the colour, I like the concept but i,’ve had better in the genre. Drinkable and good, great coolness for when your mates are over and really refreshing. Great brewery too.
mabuzzer (104) - - OCT 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours a deep amber colour with a creamy head that lasts to the bottom of the glass. Sweet aroma, hints of smoke and strong simmer berry flavours, coupled with a thick creamy mouth feel. Very good
Beerhunter111 (8400) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ Finest Spirits and Beer Convention Bochum 2014: Orangegoldene Farbe, ordentliche weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, nussig, hopfig. Geschmack hopfig, malzig, grasig, leicht bitter.
mighty_meadow (247) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light rust in colour with creamy, bubbly head.
Deceptively creamy and lovely on the palate.
The creaminess hits back of tongue just before the bitterness hits your tastebuds.
Bit floral with a leafy, citrus finish.
At first I thought the finish might be a slight let down but that really isn’t the case as you get further down the glass.
Very, very nice and much better than I expected. Will definitely buy again.
flying_pig (1010) - SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle from Aldi, Scotland (£1.69):
Not the strongest, a very typical English bitter aroma with medium strength malts & earthy hops, touches of grain & sweetness. Faint toffee features with background sugar & fruits before being rounded off by some bitterness.
Clear, red tinged amber with a thumb-sized, creamy head with the odd bubble across the surface. Retention isn’t bad with little movement over the opening couple of minutes, before eventually settling as a thick lacing.
Earthy hops & malts with some bitterness & biscuit flavours with some spice. Touches of sweetness offset the bitterness some before the a combination of caramel & toffee malts finishes things off.
Medium bodied & bitter with some sweetness helping balance things out. Carbonation was medium as well & the beer was fairly smooth with some spice parts & a crisp, dry finish.
A beer that I quite enjoyed and it certainly came out as one of the best from the ten beers I picked up in Aldi recently. Good balance of earthy malts & hops with a pleasantly sweet backing & some decent bitterness throughout; one I’d pick up again.
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in my local Spoon’s on 9th June 2014. Amber bronze with an off-white head that held well. This smooth and mellow beer had a malt lead that fell away to allow the mildly citrus flavoured hops to assert themselves mid-sip. An easy drinking blend, nice.