harrisoni (13702) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Budgens Islington. Mid brown amber with lasting cream head. A malty best bitter with some hop on the finish, hedgerow hop. Like the rest of the Moncada beers, it’s solidly put together. It’s a well known style, but done well. Good pepper hop on the finish. Very drinkable. Malt has a bit of good character and touch of sweetness without being overly caramel or toffee. I like it.
Leighton (10958) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Union Tavern - Westbourne Park, London. Pours clearish amber with a creamy, off-white head. Nose holds leafy hops, light apple and berries. Light sweet flavor with dry, bready malts, some leaves, dried berries, light earth. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Mellow sweetness to finish with restrained bitterness, further leaves, bread, dried berries. A fairly classic take on the bitter.
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at The Union Tavern. Medium amber with a small head. The aroma’s of toasted bread, red berries, toffee, light grassy bitterness. The taste has faint pissy citrus. More red berry and caramel. A bit of shag tobacco and leaf pile. Somewhat faded, hollow. Light body, soft carbonation. Overall, nothing to write home about.
Idiosynkrasie (3796) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Filmy dark golden colour ith small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Minimally citrusy hoppy aroma, lemon tea, some gooseberry. Taste is minimally bitter hoppy, notes of lemon tea and gooseberry, a touch of husk.
imdownthepub (10210) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at Fleetwood Beer Fest ’13. Hazy amber with no head. Something of a leafy light bitter, fairly thin on the palate, some boiled vegetable, some earthy hops perhaps plus a light maltiness. Fairly average.
Rune (8042) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, 3.8% abv, from Sourced Market St Pancras. Beige head resting on top of an unclear amber coloured body. Dotted spots to the glass. Aroma of leafy hops. Flavoured with caramel malts and fruity hops. Dry bitter finish. Thin to medium bodied. Refreshing, classic Brit bitter, well worth drinking (shared with friends, hotel room, London 24.11.2012).
johndoughty (3974) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly cloudy golden appearance..Medium body but a bit thin. Quite impessed by this brweries offerings but this is the one that offers the least.
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (gravity) @ 28th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2011, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England
Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a average, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, dark berry tart. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, keller, dusty, nutty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.