BantamSpirit (18) - - FEB 16, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Canít 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. Wonít put myself out for this one any more.
AtronSeige (348) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 18, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma: Earthy musty hops. light fruity, bread,
Appearance: Clear gold/copper body. Thin off-white head.
Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, light sweetness, light hops flavours, very little else.
Palate: Medium body, medium-high carbonation.
Overall: Bitter, but nothing else.
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter
Erzengel (1009) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to Sean (Seanyfo) for this bottle. Amber colour in the glass, nose is a bit sweet, grainy. The beer starts malty, not as sweet as expected, but still a bit grainy. The slight sweetness continues in the main part, accompanied with a light to moderate bitterness, that grows to the aftertaste a bit stronger. The aftertaste is malty, medium dry, grainy-sweetish.
--> Interesting eer, but I donít like that grainy-sweet aroma - for me it lowers the drinkability and I wonít buy this beer again!
Cantabrian (686) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 24, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
So much hype, and it turns out to be one of my greatest disappointments since Fullerís London Pride. Whatever happens to the malt and the yeast seems to be buffered by a one-dimensional bitterness, quite sharp and with no character, lacking any notes of fruits or florals, any aroma and a more pleasant finish. For me it was "Double Pour". The second time down the sink.
ekstedt (4945) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (50 cl) from bierzwerg.de. Clear amber with medium white head. Bready and fruity aroma with floral hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.
Imaena (1636) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. This was a bit of a let down. I had heard good things about this bitter but it just did not make the mark.
SarkyNorthener (1095) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden amber beer with small head. Aroma of malts with a hint of caramel. Taste is predominantly malts, moderately dry hops and a touch of caramel. Better than I expected, not bad in all.
mr_h (2131) - 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 (3769) - 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 (2787) - 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.