Iznogud (620) - CROATIA - JUL 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Black Heart, Camden, London. Pours orange with beige head. Fruity and slightly hoppy with bit of bitterness in finish.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in May 2013 - Dark Orangey Gold in colour. Fruity; orange, lemon and tangerine citrus. Hoppy; grassy hops. Malty sweet grainy malts. Moderately bitter citrus fruity hoppy over sweet malts. Dry finish. Easy drinking.
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Half Moon, Windlesham, 26/08/13.
Clear copper golden with a thin off white head.
Nose is bready malts, grain, summer fruit, toffee.
Taste comprises sugars, berry fruits, grass, nutty tones, caramel, light earthy hop notes.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish with bitterness.
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, half pint at JDW Flying Horse. Nice golden-brown body, close to clear Diminishing white head, dotted spots to the glass. Modest malt-fruity aromas. Caramel, honey and dusty hops to the taste buds. Bittersweet tail. Medium to thin bodied. Satisfying Brit bitter on an average level, more or less (Gatwick, airside 03.07.2013).
HenrikSoegaard (10406) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light bitter Strange soapy flavor. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate.
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Leafy, earthy hop bitterness defines this Bitter, lasting long after the comfortable roundness of lightly honeyed malts is forgotten.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the clear amber.
-The nose is rather unassuming.
-Orange-scented tea leaves appear on occasion.
-The mouthfeel is slick which, with the nice bitterness, increases drinkability.
-A touch of stone-like minerals (hard water?) is perceptible.
On cask at Far from the Madding Crowd, Oxford.
SarkyNorthener (1722) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@the billiard hall, west brom. Amber beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma lemon and other citrus fruits. Taste is citrus fruits, berries, caramel and some piney hops. I like this for some reason, different and not what i was expecting. Very good.
undercurrent25 (1381) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at 1874 Northwich Beer Festival 2013. Milky, dry and bitter, a bit weird tasting but nice
wimpyjoe (3552) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden with a small head and quite smooth in its texture. Has a dry tropical fruit character.
Scopey (6292) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the lyric Soho. It pours clear amber with a small white head. The nose is bread, toasted seeds, earth and light spice. The taste is oily, wood, earth, some astringency, light bitterness and wet leaf with a lingering bitter finish. Medium body and low carbonation. Rather odd tasting (weird astringency), can’t say I like the flavour....