BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, - JUN 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml clear glass bottle. 4.2% ABV. Poured a clear pale amber with light carbonation & frothy white head. Nice herbal citrus nose.A well balanced pale ale with expected hop bitterness a downbeat version of their Old Empire IPA. Rounded mouthfeel with long biotter finish.
Pale ale is my favourite style and this is a nice example
Jow (2707) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Faint nosed English hops and paper. Tastes of light herbs, malt, stale hops, grainy, and cardboard. Dry and thin.
Jiminycricket (3) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy, amber colour with a thin but lasting head. Very hoppy and citrusy aroma. Malty and hoppy taste with a bitter, dry finish.
Stuu666 (6521) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear golden, nose is toffee, grassy, taste is thin, bland toffee, burnt.
AtronSeige (970) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Malt: Medium, sweet, Caramel, Hops: Medium, fruity, berries. Light oxidized notes. No diecetyl.
Appearance: Body: Clear, dark gold. Head: Small white head, good retention.
Flavour: Malt: Medium, caramel, bready, Hops: Medium bitterness, medium floral, light fruity. Lingering bitterness, but not harsh. Dry finish,
Mouthfeel: light body, soft/creamy carbonation
Overall: Very good! Well balanced and enjoyable.
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter
cgarvieuk (17313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home... Golden.. Thin white lacing... Grassy herb nose.. Herbal biter... Light metal finish
BenH (3023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Clear golden with white head. Aroma has a touch of puke, biscuit and caramel. Taste of caramel, piss and biscuit. Slightly sweet and bitter.
allmyvinyl (6343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear gold with a short-lived white head. Grainy aromas, light lemon. Taste is sweet and thin. Finishes abruptly. Not great.
Erzengel (5516) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rated as 2014 Fever Pitch. Smooth fresh beginning. Hints of grain and citrus. Smooth and easy to drink. The grain stays till the end, fresh, hints of grainy malt, nearly no bitterness. Not too special.
StueyD (1440) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A mid copper coloured beer with a frothy white head. A light hoppy aroma, a tad metallic, with a background maltiness. Dry mouthfeel. A tart hop taste, some fruit, the metallic element comes through again. This is tempered by a mild, slightly sweeter malt flavour that balances the flavour through to the finish.
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olliejobbins (1324) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear light amber with head that lasts for a while. Aroma is wet stocks and stale beer. Taste is hoppy but finishes stale and I can’t Get over the aroma.