BlackHaddock (4274) - 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.
johndoughty (4114) - 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.
Bullit (4029) - Burgos, SPAIN - 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.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark gold. Hoppy aroma and sharply bitter taste. Some pleasant notes of hay and spiciness. Quite good.
rauchbier (3637) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Grimsby Morrisons. Gold, thin short lived white head and low condition. Pleasant citrusy sweet nose with hints of spicy hop resin and vanilla, quite sweet in the mouth with some melon fruitiness and a developing hop flower note, sweetness remains in the finish with some residual hop bitterness and a retronasal flowery perfume note
mike_77 (3484) - 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.
tommann (2922) - 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 (2221) - 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.
scotty (1064) - SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I wasn’t looking for too nuch from this as I didn’t enjoy the poor Summer Fruit Beer which Titanic also made for Morrisons. However! I really enjoyed this, Lovely clean gold, thick white head lipsmacking hoppy/bitter palate with well balanced malt. The finish is long and lingering, the hops stay and dance across the tastebuds for a while afterwards.
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden colour with a very thin head. Initial smell of cats wee, settling down to elderflower and hops. Slightly carbonated. Strong taste of hops and bitter.