The_Osprey (2912) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mar 2015 - Sample from keg at The Railway Putney. I didnít want to order one of these just for the tick, as Iíve never been a fan. In the past Iíve ordered a pint of this, left 500ml and ordered something else. Yes, itís thin, malty, watery yet astringent and drying. As poor as I remember. Dry and unappetising. Not suited to keg, but then I doubt it would be good via any dispense. Strangely wide and enduring availability. If this was the only beer in the pub, Iíd order a coke.
Towey1989 (380) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2015 Keg at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear amber colour with a creamy white head. Slight aroma of caramel, leather and fruit. Taste of caramel, biscuit plus some fruit, yeast and nuttiness. Creamy texture and soft carbonation. Fruit bitterness in the finish. Itís bland, boring and weak, but still drinkable. Not unpleasant and ok if nothing better is on.
dchad56 (79) - - FEB 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Friday night. Small White head, slightly fizzy - fairly smooth - goes down well but nothing special.
ramboraffe (992) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Hillsborough stadium, Sheffield, UK. Hazy copper with thick white head. Smell is sweet malty with biscuits and bread. Taste is sweet malty, nuts and earthy. Smooth. Dry with low bitterness and low carbonation.
Stuu666 (5820) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Keg. Pours clear copper, nose is dull toffee, not much else, taste is similar, creamy, far too cold.
Barreras (1175) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a copper color with a minimal caramel aroma. Taste is very smooth, light caramel sweetness in the taste. An easy drinking bitterness after the swallow which adds to the drinkability of this beer.
NallePalle (213) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, 50 cl. Overall smooth, almost no carbonation. Nice foam, bitter finish. Lack of interesting aroma.
momordgz (245) - - JAN 24, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nothing special too say about it. No taste. But is smooth as it says and this is its best.
borre_m (582) - NORWAY - JAN 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear copper. Aroma is malty, bread and hay. Taste is smooth, full body but a bit watery.
karmagarda (8) - - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer seems to be drastically underrated by ratebeer. Okay, itís not super by any means. Very little aroma, quite bland to taste with a slight bitter overtone. But very drinkable. Iíd probably stop at 1 because I was thoroughly bored by the end of it. But 13/100 is an incredibly inaccurate rating. 30-35 is probably closer the mark.
To give you an example of why its underrated, I put this beer in a similar taste/likability rating as London Pride, but (at the time of this post) this site rates London Pride 84/100 and John Smiths at a drastically lower 13/100 for this. London Pride is a touch better, but no way is it 71 points better. Iíd find it hard to rate London Pride over 40 hence why I say I rate them quite similarly.