MoritzF (8247) - Bochum, GERMANY - APR 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Hazy, chestnut-brown colour without head. Moderately sweet malty and fruity, slightly floral and woody hoppy aroma. Quite bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Dry and soft malty taste with an aromatic hops character with fruity and woody, also slightly floral accents; dry and moderately bitter hoppy finish. Balanced and quaffable stuff. 28.IV.10
Quack-Duck (7491) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Slightly hazy amber-golden colour, tiny head. Fruity-hoppy nose. Light malty base with lots of hops, some of it rather medicinal. The malty base does not really balance the hops, it’s bitter-sweet, but I don’t really like the medicinal bitterness of the hops.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BC from Bath Waitrose. Muddy and swirling with bits; settles down into a red-orange glow with a cream halo. Slightly agricultural aroma dappling with wet earth and cowpat until the lily, cinder toffee and juicy orange hop kicks in. Sloppy but enjoyable; layered earthy malts, toasted nuts, orange and grapefruit, chocolate liqueur, wood. Quite a skilled blending of herbal English and juicy US hops; yeasty dampness and nuts freshened up with hop zest. Building shampoo bitterness not dissipating with the swallow. Rustic and good.
Theydon_Bois (6471) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Anderson, Fortrose, 19/10/13.
Clear dark amber with a moderate off white head.
Nose carries a fruity tang, malts, classic twiggy affair.
Taste comprises apple skins, bready malts, orchard fruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry bitter finish.
Mediocre old school bitter type thing ... yawn!
downender (5842) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma of orange peel and earthy hops. Flavour of honey and more orange with a very dry finish. Would echo comment below about the spritzy mouth feel. Very enjoyable.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a large white head. Curious and interesting aroma: strong, gassy, earthy hops. The taste is rather subdued in comparison with malt and a little citrus. Hoppy finish.
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber and poured with a massive head. Some citrus andquite bitter. Pleasnt but a bit too sharp edged for my taste.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
BCA (From BItter Virtue, BB 01/07). Rich gold colour. Nice multilayered hop aroma with lots of leafiness and more subtle citrus and earthy notes. The hops dont overwhelm with a firm dry malt body leading into the long bitter finish.
mr_h (2320) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow (23 Jan 12) - amber ale with small off-white head and caramel malt aroma, sweetish with a hint of caramel but well balanced, oily feel
Gethinbeer (2059) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint in the Kings Head, Monmouth. Copper appearance with a decent frothy head. Fruity flavour with a pleasant citrus bitterness. Good standard bitter.