worldbeertaste (1547) - - OCT 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy dark amber with thin disappearing lacy head. Smells bitter sweet with caramel and malt with but with a clear bitter nut. Medium thin body. Tastes sweet at first of caramel, light fruits and malt with a soft bitter dry finish. Decent in balance but nothing too impressive. Easily forgettable.
StueyD (1066) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mid amber coloured beer with a frothy but weak white head. A light malty aroma, a tad biscuity. Dry mouthfeel. A dry malty taste, with a hint of zesty hop flavour in the background.
Tasted at the Harbour Inn, Lyme Regis, Dorset.
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Grumbo (493) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpull at the Keystone, Guildford, Surrey. Deep golden colour with a small white head. Contrasting beer, which, after getting past the somewhat skunky aroma, tasted good. Bitter finish, somewhat ash feel to the texture. Soft carbonation.
minutemat (883) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Camp Bestival, Lulworth. Nice and dark brown alternative to the lager otherwise on offer at this festival. Smooth, moderately rich with mild fruits.
ralphdot (973) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
4.5% deep amber colour with a thin head, rich malt aroma, bitter caramel taste.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line:
Burnt sugar notes and French toast allusions surf fruity esters in this underhopped Bitter.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the translucent amber.
-Carbonation is very low, lower than the average cask I’ve had too.
-Hop character is nearly non existent, struggling to produce enough leafy bitterness in the finish.
-As a result, the flavour profile is sweetish and drinkability is reduced.
On cask at The Garrick’s Head, Bath.
SarkyNorthener (1414) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Queens head Inn, Minehead. Copper beer with small head. Good lacing. Aroma of malts. Taste is malts, caramel and some hops. Decent.
DanielBrown (3626) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Highbury Vaults, Bristol. Flat. Malty bitter. Great pub though. Genuinely good.
tampierre (680) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,caramel,fruit and floral aroma ; Clear amber color with smaller head ; Sweeter taste with bitter finish ; Medium body ; Pretty good.
undercurrent25 (1331) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice rich brown coloured ale with a thin head, taste was well balanced with a malty finish