BlackHaddock (4978) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown 500ml bottle, best before End of Nov 2008, drank on a sunny afternoon in early Oct 2008 (in Shropshire).
Poured into my favourite glass of the moment, a Westmalle Chalice one and half times.
A slight haze to my Beautiful Daze, it was a dull orange peel colour with an off-white foaming head at first. The head soon fell away to a thin covering and collar.
The aroma was light and airy, an English country garden type wiff of flowers, sweet peas and hops.
I found the beer a bit thin and too carbonated for my liking. Dry and refreshing it was, but it had something missing for me.
A session beer should still have something about it and this didn’t. My first beer reviewed on this site from Otter, I hope they score better next time I come across one of their beers.
wheresthepath (1811) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[500ml bottle, gift from Mum & Dad - cheers!] Pours very clear copper, swiftly diminishing off-white head. Malt and lemon aroma. Good, rich bready maltiness with some fruit in the background. Decent, well-balanced clean bitterness in finish. Alright, it’s not complex, but it’s a damn fine malty bitter, with a good depth of flavour considering the low ABV. Nice one!
berkshirejohn (5223) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle bought in Hartney Whitney. Amber with a ring of white head; berry fruit aroma; chewy marmalade malt flavours; pleasant light bitter finish. A surprisingly full bodied bitter.
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (22/10/10). Burnt caramel in the nose then berries in the early taste. Nice, satisfying, above average beer.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Standard bottle bitter, bit of malt and a bitter finish. Quite one dimensional really.
cgarvieuk (17635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home... amber ... lose thin foam head ... copper metalic hop ... sweet hop again metallic ... little bisuity and bitter linger... just lackin
Gethinbeer (2367) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Sweet, honey aroma. Slightly cloudy beer. Copper in colour with a thin white head. Thin flavour of hops. Bitter and refreshing but just left lacking.
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit cloudy with a small white head. Fruity aroma with a taste of fruit and hops lightly malty. Doesn’t have much body. Has lacing on the glass.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Sim rate (bottle from Waitrose): Malty aroma like a horlicks or maltesers. Sweet, yet pungent. Biscuits. Bread. Yeast. Not much to the flavour. Slight bitterness in the finish. It’s not as beautiful as Daze. And not nearly as sweet.
yespr (36046) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50 cL bottle@chris_o’s place, thanks Chris. Pours deep orange to almost amber. Has a small off-white lacing head. Breadish and slight dark malty dry aroma. Flavour has the same breadish note together with a slight raisin note. Ends slight dry malty.