Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared while waiting in the line for GBBF 2013. Because hundreds of beers in the festival just wouldn’t cut it. Pours mostly clear, golden-brown with a creamy, off-white head. Definite brett in the nose, which I can tell you is almost certainly not intended! Though I think it does make the beer a lot more interesting in this case. Also some tangy tangerine in the snout. Light to medium sweet flavour with baby diaper brett funk, light bitter leaves, more tangy tangerine and other citrus. LIght to medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Clean finish, lightly bitter, with moderate sweetness. The funk really adds a nice layer. Unintentional UK sours FTW!
Scopey (5298) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at gbbf queue... Thanks Leighton. It pours clear amber with a large beige head. The nose is earth, wood, earth, leathery, toast, orange rind and caramel. The taste is earth, leather, wood, some funk, decent bitterness, toasted malt, caramel, light sherbet and spice with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. I can’t help but think the presumably unintentional funky aspect improves the beer....
Chrissington (5) - Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really like that Marble make more traditional style of bitters and this is great - a nice balance of the malt and hops.
zacgillbanks (1742) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A hazy brown beer with red fruit and nutty flavours, chocolate and earthy notes with a sweet fruity and roasted finish. Bottle Conditioned.
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (conditioned) from Bacchanalia, Mill Road, Cambridge. Drunk today. Hazy, dark amber. Pours a good, off-white head, which persists well as a good covering - fairly small bubbles. Light carb. Aroma - Nice, citrussy, spicy hops and fruity, caramel malt. Taste - Strongly caramel malt (maybe some darker, roastier malts too?) and some fruit, then turning fairly bitter, with some herbiness. Fairly bitter finish, with quite a lot of fresh, citrussy hops. Slight bitter aftertaste. Nice, rounded body, good mouthfeel, with slight oilyness. Refreshing too. Nice - Tasty hops. A bit more bitter and citrussy than i was expecting for a strong, dark bitter; i was expecting this to be a malty one, but it was a pleasant, hoppy surprise.
Snegurochka (340) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle at Marble Arch Inn. 5.Jul.2012. Thanks for sharing Rune!
Brown body. Off white head, that leaves a beautiful lacing, like the most elaborate Norwegian Hardanger Embroidery. Brown fruit, date, prune and toffee, with hint of almond.
daniele (4775) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ambrata buona schiuma piuttosto persitente agrumata discreto malto buon amaro buona secchezza leggero fruttato buon corpo
Fin (6902) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Jacks, Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon consumed at home Thursday 16th August 2012 Pours brown, nicely bitter, tasty stuff. Soft in mouth, touch of dark sugar, really tangy, good fruity beer. Like this, nice full flavoured beer. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.4
Rune (7246) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle shared with Stefan and Elisabeth. Nice golden-brown coloured body. Firm, bubbly, off-white head. Malt-fruity aroma. Taste of caramel malts and red fruits. Lingering bitter tail. Well made, the best one this evening at the brewpub in Manchester, 05.07.2012.
lusikka (5174) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a cloudy orange amber colour with a large frothy white head. Aroma of lemon, fruits and some orange. Flavour of strong sweet fruits, grapefruit, bitter hops and light toffee. Medium bodied, good carbonation and a grapefruity, bitter and light fruity finish. Well balanced with good bitterness.