BottleHound (153) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Amber orange-golden with offwhite head. Aroma has weetabix, nuts and raisins. Flavour has bitter fruit, nuts, caramel and tea. Notes of metal. Long nutty aftertaste.
harrisoni (13283) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from M&S in St Pancras station drunk on train on way back from Reading BF. Well is it particularly Yorkshire? No it could be any brown bitter with twigs. Its fine. Those twiggy earthy hops are distinctive. Its fine. Some brown dry malt. Fine if umexciting
mile (2887) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber, small to average and and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and some fruitiness, faint hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some fruitiness, caramel, faint citrus hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish with some fruitiness, some caramel and light hoppyness. Caramel sweetish bitter - nothing special.
leaparsons (7991) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber brown with an off white foam. Aromas are weetabix and raisins with lemon and traces of metal. Dusty yeast with some nuttiness. Flavours are dry tea and mixed Autumn fruit with a fruity bitter finish. Some toffee with burnt plastic. OK.
nickdolan (3) - Twickenham, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really liked this beer, brewed at Hambleton Ales, really good for a supermarket own label.
stravale (2062) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance Dark amber/light brown, clear, frothy white head that dissipates to bubbles around edge, minimal lacing.
AromaLight spicy hops, light malts, hint of fruit.
Taste Caramel malt, nutty, bot of roasted malt, spicy bitter, slightly earthy hops.
Palate Soft carb, thin body. Finish quite dry, bitter hops, continuation of main taste. some longering light bitterness.
Overall Above average bitter, quite quaffable. OK. Competent in all aspects but plain.
berkshirejohn (4402) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Golden amber with a billowing cream head; caramel aroma; toffee flavoured with some sharply bitter hops jumping in straightaway, leaving a crisp finish. Not bad.
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ chriso. Pours a dark golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel finish.
worldbeertaste (1609) - AUSTRIA - SEP 18, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark Amber colour. Smell of grass, nut and wood. some malt hints. Taste of nut, malt and caramel. Bitter feel with a medium body light carbonation. Dry finish. The nutty flavour is nice.
madmitch76 (14496) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
30th July 2011
ChrisOs ’Donkey Dork Lord’ Pre-GBBF Tasting. Clear amber beer, good white head. Mild pale malt well balanced with very light hop. Dry finish. Not too bad.