Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear amber/copper with finger thick beige head.
Aroma: Light caramel, mineral, raisin note, malty and nutty.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness and sourness with low bitterness.
Palate: Thin slightly coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering dry bitter, nutty, peppery finish after the initial dried fruit, caramel sweetness.
Comments: Very tasty.
jmgreenuk (4798) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from M&S, Den Haag. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is.light malt, hop, citrus. The flavour is medium bitter with a fresh light hop malt palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. A nice refreshing session bitter.
Borresteijn (4861) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl Bottle from M&S A’dam. Clear amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of twigs, leaves, hint of caramel, nuts. Flavour is very light, light nutty, twigs/leaves/plant sap, light hoppy bitter finish. Light-bodied. Not offensive, just very bland.
deanso (5580) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle from Marks & Spencer, Den Haag.
Thin white head. Clear golden pour. Slight bitterness. An ok bitter
BlackHaddock (4042) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml Bottle: BBD 06/2014. A Marks and Spencer beer, opened on 3rd March 2014 and poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard. Bottled Conditioned.
No sediment left my bottle, so I got a clear amber body with a good, deep, full, off-white foaming head in my tankard.
Nutty, woody, twiggy nose, with a clean malty base in a bleached muslin sack.
The taste follows the aroma: woody, earthy and malty, but with a sterile bent (see bleached muslin above). Bitter finish to a strange ’clinical’ flavoured malty brew. Who ever over-saw the bottle cleaning didn’t wash out mine too well because the whole tasting seemed to be overshadowed by some sort of cleansing compound.
Anyone else thought it tasted ’clinical’?
Bosbouw (1351) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Heldere koperen kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt niet zo sterk. Iets rood fruit, citrus. Smaakt bitter en iets zurig fruit.
mr_h (3015) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Marks & Spencer, Ayr - clear amber brown, thin off-white head, nutty malty aroma, intermittent lacing, toffee, malty, high carbonation detracts from the flavour, oily texture, bitter finish
JohnRMurdoch (3363) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle shared with mr_h. Light brown, reasonable head. Oaty caramel malt aroma. Grassy toffee malt flavour, bitter aftertaste. A bog standard bitter.
sic1314 (3647) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured medium amber with a huge, frothy off white head. Aroma of soft floral hops and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour of sweet malt, nuts, light dark chocolate, bitter sweet finish. Simple but effective.
dynamiteninja (1561) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle conditioned. Very lively cream colour head. Rich amber body. Nose is Yorkshire bitter, malt, hops, red fruit. spice. Eye squinting bitterness in the classic Yorkshire style. Crisp, dry finish. Fairly by the numbers.