imdownthepub (11963) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at Stratford upon Avon Beer Festival ’15. Amber with white head. This is a light, thinnish bitter with a caramel, toffee’d hint. Some grassy hop notes, a light bitterness. It’s okay.
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Vic, Preston. Pours clear golden amber with a thick white head. Aromas of light citrus, pine. Taste is watery though, herbal bitter, if watery finish. Started well...
foxo82 (815) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Royal Oak, Ambleside. So so bitter with no outstanding features. Slight wood. Bland and old school.
gegwilson (2379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask in the Water Witch, Lancaster. Amber with a cream head. Pretty short on flavour. A little apricot and citrus. Average at best.
worldbeertaste (1778) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber orange with a soapy lasting very lacy creamy head. Smells of citrus hops, straw, malt and cereal. Medium creamy body. Light cereal toasted malt sweetness with some caramel and a bitter hop citrus greapefruit finish. Earthy. A little bitter on the grassy finish. Good balance.
BlackHaddock (5194) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
March 2010: 500ml of bottle conditioned English bitter, poured into a vase shaped pint glass, carefully.
I bought this and two other, different bottles while at the Brewery Tap.
The beer is clear amber and an off-white creamy head sits on top, the head left some good lacing as the beer level sank.
The aroma is a heady mix of hops and yeast, couldn’t detect any malts in the smell.
The taste is mostly hop based too, giving the beer a true bitter feel and a tangy bite throughout the tasting.
The brewery only started up in Feb 2009, by four mates who liked Real Ale. This was their first beer brewed, I hope the other two I have to review are as good!
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden with a small white head. Malty aroma with bready and nutty notes, and a touch of black tea. Dry and malty flavour with grassy and tea-like hops and bitterness
niquillis (2136) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Greyhound Hotel, Shap. Pours amber brown with thin head. Malts, fruits with spice. A very good best bitter.
JorgeLee (1522) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Mid amber coloured bitter with complex spicy aromas. Taste is a good mix of malt and hops mellowing to a longish dry and bitter finish.
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium amber colour with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, straw, grain - caramel, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light light heavy bitter with a average to long duration, malt and hop bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.