kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks like any ale, slightly red, has a head which rapidly goes a way and leaves some bohemian silk left. Smell is a bit sweet, and much like lagers often are. Taste goes the same way. This is probably one of the most non-offensive ales for a while. Silky, easy, mellow, and a bit average. But in good way. I reckon this is a great people’s beer. Nothing too fancy, definitely affordable, and still nice. Mocking a good choice of an average citizen would be slap to their face with a snob clove. I rather claim this is nice beer, and rank some ridiculously priced fancy pants beer down to hell.
dchad56 (37) - - 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 (806) - 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 (4614) - 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 (1114) - 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 (183) - 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 (199) - - 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 (394) - 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, it’s not super by any means. Very little aroma, quite bland to taste with a slight bitter overtone. But very drinkable. I’d 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. I’d find it hard to rate London Pride over 40 hence why I say I rate them quite similarly.
Beergeek23322 (2569) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
3/20/2011. On tap. Light amber with a creamy head. Malty caramel aromas. Similar flavors, but watered down. If you never get to taste this one, you’re not missing out.
Senka (800) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
When I mentioned that I used to love this beer to one of the 10K+ raters - I got weird looks and I was told to never to mention it again. Anyways, I loved it - it was cheapest available, creamy and smooth as Beamish Red, easy going and fulfilling. Good with roasted lamb and curry. Could drink it all evening and chat bs with locals. Miss it a lot. Can is thinner, but you can always take it with you back home.