BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear 500ml bottle, best before 25 Aug 2011, drank and reviewed on 03 Nov 2010. Poured into an ’Abbot Ale’ glass tankard.
Orange or light amber in colour, thin white head with plenty of carbonisation visible as well as in the mouthfeel.
The seasons first hops are used to produce this beer and you can certainly smell fresh hops in the aroma given off.
The taste is also a full on hoppy flavour although a semi-sweet malt finish counters the hop bitterness that doesn’t really take over completely.
Morrisons (a supermarket chain) and Titanic have an arrangement to produce and sell seasonal brews. It works very well and helps to keep the price sensible too.
mike_77 (3603) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is very fresh, citrusy and hoppy. Flavour has a nice balance. Light and fresh with a sharp hoppy taste and a background of soft, sweet malt.
Leighton (13032) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours crystal clear, yellow-gold with a fading, white foam head. Lots of sugary dough, crackers and light grass on the nose. Maybe some straw. Flavor is light but fairly well balanced, with a mild and crispy malt sweetness, subtle hay, very subtle citrus. Light to medium in body with average, tingly carbonation. Crisp and clean finish, light toast, dough, a bit of lingering grass, lightly bitter straw, mild white sugar. A nice beer to drink, but certainly light in character.
tommann (2967) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Pours gold with a small head. Aroma is buttery with some bitter hops underneath. Taste is grassy to start. Buttery aftertaste. A little oily.
Gethinbeer (2250) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong malt aroma. Medium carbonation. Thin white lace. Strong bitter flavour from the hops. Mlat and hop flavour. Nice crisp refreshing ale. A very British style. Very nice beer and a great find.
Fin (8011) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Morrisons, Banbury, Oxon, consumed 17-11-09 Pours with a crystal clear clarity, amber in colour with a thin white head. Touch of boiledness on the nose, but there are some hops. Taste is not too bad at all, lets say it exceeded expectations, reasonably hoppy, dry on the finish, leafy bitterness on roof and back of mouth, some biscuity malts show, quite reasonable. A6 A4 F7 P4 Ov13 3.3
Bullit (4029) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Morrisons. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma is grassy hops, biscuit malts, a bit skunked. Flavour is biscuit malts, hint of hops. Not very well.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled A clear gold coloured beer with minimal head. The aroma has some orangey citrus fruit but also some cardboard notes. From a distance it’s mega skunky so you need to get your nose in. Pretty bitter in the mouth with half decent hoppage. Again slightly tainted by cardboard but it’s not awful.
johndoughty (4148) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear bottle and pored with a small head.Quite bitter with some hoppiness. Left a lingering bitterness. Reasonable.
RichardGretton (4365) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden beer with a grassy hopped aroma, and a very dry and well hopped flavour with a toffee finish. Overall a nice bitter.