BantamSpirit (18) - ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can’t big this one up at all. Out of a 500ML bottle bought at B&M stores in Retford. Very fizzy when poured not what I expected. Nice colour but a bit sharp and salty on taste. Won’t put myself out for this one any more.
mr_h (1441) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from Morrisons, Ayr - clear amber, medium off-white head, high carbonation, minimal malty aroma, caramel, bit of resin, rather bland
kermis (2462) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared. Pours clear golden with a large white head. Aroma is very light, fruit, malt and butter. Flavour is medium sweet and bitter. Light bodied with soft carbonation.
Idiosynkrasie (1824) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark golden colour with average to huge, frothy, lasting, white head. Grainy aroma, a minimal touch of grass and hay. Taste is slightly sweet malty with a fruity touch, later dry, husky with a minimal bitter hop note.
EithCubes (4195) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle by 28 FEB 13. Clear orange pour with a creamy, dense (nitro-like) beige head. Mild nose lightly dank, a little earthy caramel, a little fruit. Crisp body very nutty and a little grainy, latent fruit and dry finish. Clean but heavy medium body, light bitterness from scratchy hops and lightly airy.
Badambassador (17) - - JUL 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very fizzy, but without much of a head. Quite a bitter taste, but drinkable. Nothing special, but goes well with a takeaway.
yespr (25929) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cL clear bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is mild fruity, grassy, light straw - almost pilsner like. Bitter, grassy, slight herbal and dry flavoured. Lasting bitter and grassy finish. Vague accents of being an ale, but rather pilsner like.
mile (2100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (4%). Light amber, small and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, light fruitiness, caramel and some toffee, light hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, light fruitiness, caramel and some toffee, faint notes of wood, light hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some caramel and light toffee with light notes of wood, some grassy hoppyness. Bit thin-bodied bitter.
Nilz (221) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2012
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle Amber clear colour slim white head & fine lacing. Not a lot of aroma but some mild maltness .Taste of malts with a clean sharp hop finish and some spiciness. A decent beer overall.
BlackHaddock (2350) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aug 2008: Clear 500ml bottle drank at my brother-in-laws house well before the Best before date.
Poured into a handled half litre glass mug from the JW Augustiner Munich tap house.
Amber, copper colour with a white head that tried to stay around but failed and fell away to a wispy covering after about a minute.
The aroma wasn’t very heavy, some sweet malted barley and hops, but not a great deal of either.
Typical English Ale flavours, nothing to get excited about, even if it is ’Double Dropped’.
The mouthfeel and texture of the beer was again ordinary and just like most British Bitters you can get cheap in any supermarket.