BlackHaddock (2350) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear 500ml bottle, best before June 2007, drank March 2007.
The label claims it is a Pale Ale, although from its colour, aroma and taste, I can see where my friend Yau thought it an English Bitter when he added this beer to beerfly.
Poured into a Palm tulip glass (twice), it looks a pale bitter, terracotta orange, clear and sparkling, a small slightly off white head soon dispersed to a thin wisp of nothingness, a little collar round the glass and a blob in the centre.
The label said serve it lightly chilled,so I did, this effected the aroma, although a heavy hops and yeast smell came out the bottle before I poured the first half, that soon went and nothing replaced it until the beer began to warm in the glass, toffee esters arrived, but no great aroma to this beer.
A little fizzy and dry, bitter too, with a metallic feel, strange combination, which I struggled to enjoy. As the beer warmed, the metallic taste got more prominent, not good!
Dry and metallic aftertaste, not what I want to feel after each mouthful.
This beer was on special, 5 pints for £5.00. I am glad I didnít pay a lot for them, 4 to go!
ralphdot (881) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
4.1% golden colour with thin head, malt and hop aroma, malty taste with a hint of citrus, not bad but definitely not for Australians.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. A golden beer which is pretty much headless. A sweet oaky aroma with sticky vanilla. Highly bitter with caramel and sweet oak. Doesnít really work.
tommann (1990) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours orange with no head. Aroma is sweet, slinky caramel malt. Some fruity malt to start. Skunk in the aftertaste.
undercurrent25 (868) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a nice light and refreshing beer, well balanced and nicely hopped. A good beer to drink on a session
wheresthepath (1285) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
[500ml bottle shared with Dave - cheers!] Pale amber, moderate white head, moderate yet soft-feeling fizz. The distinctive Marstons bitter, sulphurous minerality (which I personally dislike) jumps out at first, but is soon softened by a little spice and grassy, lager-like hops. A growing sweet fruitiness leads to a dry finish with a nice soft chalky mouthfeel. Better than I expected.
imdownthepub (8470) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled, 500ml from Morrisons, Banbury. Gold with white head, carbonated. Light, sweet malty beer, easily drinkable, but all a little too lightweight, a bit like our batting line up. Below average.
hughie (3994) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Lidl. Dark gold with a white head. Sweet malty aroma. Some plastic sourness in the taste. Mid bitter finish. Left me with a grim, griping feeling. The epic contest it celebrates deserves better.
Beth101 (481) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
light amber with a large frothy head lacing on glass. Smells sweet but not of anything much. Taste of bitter hops thought this was a bit disappointing expected it to be better!
nigos (623) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep golden hue with a fast disapating head. Fresh crisp citrus and malty nose. Light crisp slightly watery taste with a touch of citrus. Standard stuff.