dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask handpump at The Maypole, Cambridge. Dark gold in colour with a short head. Nosy of honey and sugar with some citrus in there. Very well balanced with a dry end but consequently not hugely bitter. Honey and citrus in the mouth. Nice but not what I was expecting from a bitter.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 22/09/2001
Golden coloured and bitter on the palate with a dry hop finish.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Mid to dark gold with a small head. Sweet, floral hoppy aroma and a sweet caramel malt taste. A good bitter finish.
ESBman (53) - Andover, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at the Black Bull, a freehouse nr. Whitechapel, East London, dedicated to Nethergate’s beers.
Presentation: pale amber hue, great clarity; a thin white head settles to a rimmed foam and low in carbonation.
Smell: faintly sour-sweet peary fruits, a focused yet understated flowery scent of hops, accompanied by a very softly sweet nougat and caramel note of malts. Simple.
Taste: very light grapefruity and slightly peary hops on top of floral flavour and mildly savoury maltiness; a more subtle nutty malt flavour at the back gradually turns dryish, tea-leafy, leaving a bitter-sweet and soothing finish.
Palate: great carbonation, soft and light-bodied Best Bitter. Worth a try when one sees it, otherwise not so special to seek out.