Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled Small frothy off-white head that fell to thin layer after 5 minutes; hazy medium amber color. Aroma was of caramel malt with some fruitiness and a bit of diacetyl. Flavor started nicely with a very present off-dry caramel malt character. Woodiness emerged mid-palate layered with some fruitiness and a hint of butterscotch (diacetyl). Finished with a yeasty-breadiness that lasted into the aftertaste. An interesting, pleasant wine-like astringency was evident throughout. Medium bodied with spritzy carbonation and a drying astringency. A most interesting special bitter. Along with the typical caramel malt aroma and flavor was a pleasant vinous character: a fine acidity with a drying astringency. This wine-like character combined with the nice bitter/sweet balance made for a good session ale that held my palate’s attention. It would be nice to try this on handpump.
zvsn (817) - ISRAEL - FEB 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange-amber with a big stable head and nice lacing. Smell of caramel, bread with earthy and sulphuric notes. Sweet malty flavors, caramel, medium herbal bitterness, light metallic off-flavors. Medium-bodied, light carbonation, smooth mouthfeel.
rayaron (454) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - FEB 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0.5l. Hazy orange with big fluffy head. Light aroma with notes of caramel and some fruitiness. Bitter-sweet flavor, some fruitiness, notes of caramel and herbs, quite balanced. Light carbonation, light to medium-bodied. A bit old but still OK and very easy to drink.
eduardovl (991) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle serves in a pint. A: Pours a sightly cloudy light amber color forming a medium off white bubbled head with good retention and lots of thin spotty lacings left in the glass. S: Classic English Bitter. Strong notes of caramel and grassy hops. Metallic hints. Fruity notes. Flowery and herby finish. T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of toffee, caramel malts, crystal malts followed by a very herby, and grassy, and citrus hops bitterness. In overall, the taste is dry and light bitter. Hints of resin and grapes. M: Light watery body. Medium carbonation. Caramel and grassy hops in the aftertaste. O: Good drinkability. Classic Bitter.
Geokkjer (6157) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Pours clear deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some floral notes and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, wet paper and fruitiness. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Meilby (8479) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, biscuit, caramel and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Cimbasso (317) - - NOV 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper colour with an off-white head. Lots of lacing in the glass. Malty aroma and the taste has plenty of malts with notes of toffee, nuts and apples with hints of (slightly strangely) bubblegum. Fruity, bitter finish. A very nice, interesting bitter with plenty of character and a good, hoppy bitterness. A great ale.
fajry (865) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fľaša. Zlatá farba, biela pena. Vôňa vechtu a zatuchliny. V chuti sladovosť, sladkosť, jemne karamel. V pozadí zľahka umelina, chmeľ.
Cuso (5311) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Miro at Behind The Hills 2014 Autumn Edition. Amber color with small white head. Malt, wet mop in aroma. Taste, caramel malt, light citrus hops in finish.
MisoW (1994) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Behind The Hills 2014 Autumn Edition. Pours amber color, white head. Aroma of caramel, malt. Taste is bitter, malty, caramel.
SilverfoX (506) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
smells like watery bread...?? burnished gold body with a foamy white head, tastes sweet, a bit like flat cherry cola with a bitter hop finish.