The_Osprey (6330) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity cask at Bree Louise. Dark amber, clear, small white head. Body is medium to light, smooth. Taste is malty, woody, semisweet, touch of metal and vinegar.
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very bitter throaty and smooth palate. Dusky mild brown and cloudy. Nutty aroma. Thick creamy head. Light and fruity.
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s_hartshorne (2634) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask black rock wakefield. Amber beer good white head lacing. Aroma is malty. Taste is sweet biscuit malts caramel light bitterness. Medium body soft carbonated. Ok stuff.
Don2711 (384) - - MAR 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very average but easily drinkable. The pint I had here was a bit too cloudy for me. If I have read the other ratings right shouldn’t be.
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; clear amber pour with foamy beige head, fruity aroma, taste has sweet malts and hint of nuts and a bitter finish.
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Old Black Bull, Preston. Pours clear amber, thick white head. Light malt aromas, light citrus and biscuit. Taste is creamy and smooth, but eminently forgettable. Solid session bitter, nothing more.
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
NWAF 23 Jan 13. Gylden. Nesten ikke skum. Søt marsipanaroma. Smaken vassen. Kjedelig. Tørr ettersmak.
achaja (10) - Lancaster, Lancashire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nothing special unfortunately - very bland in taste. Drinks easy like lager. Surely, Pendle can show more pride than this!
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Oily, soft and malty, this standard Brown Bitter does share some leafy hop notes, but only after sweetish honeyed malts get tangled in minerality.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the misty amber.
-Light burnt sugars appear also in the finish, alongside the leafy bitterness.
-Light oranges show up here and there.
-This remains drinkable; it’s simply a forgettable version of the style.
-This is not nearly as engaging as their Black Cat Mild...
On cask at The Live and Let Live, Cambridge.
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Clarendon Leicester. This is what some people would describe as boring brown bitter (bbb). But actually is is quite a nice example even if not exactly earth shattering. Better than say a Doom Bar. Looks exactly how you'd expect a bbb to look. Aroma is slightly Easter biscuity- by which I mean lemon biscuits like my mum made (de-lish they were). Tastes slightly malty but with a slight hoppy citrus bitterness. Slightly twiggy but alreet tha kna's.
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