FCox143 (32) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: hints of caramel and citrus. Appearance: clear golden colour with minimal white head. Taste: follows the nose with some roasted malt flavour.
Towey1989 (1891) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep golden colour with a very thin white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, slight red berries and subtle spicy orange.
Taste of caramel, toasted malts, slight orange, a little spice, a hint of mineral and subtle bready malts. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A short, dry, malty bitterness in the finish. Not a lot going on, very malt dominated with a little bitterness in the finish. It’s ok but boring.
ndburns (175) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint on cask at the Rotunda. Pours a somewhat cloudy reddish-brown with a tan head. Malt dominates the aroma and the flavour, not a whole lot else seemed to be going on, bit of sweetness, only a touch of bitterness.
explosivedog (348) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Straight from the cask at the Horseshoe Inn. Pours a rich copper with virtually no head. Aroma is dry with a little spice and toffee. Taste is bitter with a nice caramel malt note. Everything is very subdued, including the strength, which is ideal for a long session.
teorn88 (6686) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Cross Keys, Chelsea. It pours a clean rich golden color with a small beige head. Aroma is bready and sweet, with notes of caramel, biscuit and crackers. Taste is also grainy and sweet with more notes of caramel and stale bread. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok
Theydon_Bois (17214) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Start Bay Inn, re-badged as Start Bay Bitter, 27/04/16.
Golden copper with q decent off white head.
Nose is sweet malt, grain, light bread dough, faint citric aroma.
Taste comprises caramel, grain. biscuit, orange rind, straw.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close.
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From cask. Pours cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma is loght toasted malt. Vague fruity. Toasted. Mild breadish. Medium dry malty finish.
The_Osprey (6556) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, gravity dispense at the Cornish Arms tent at Glastonbury 2015. As ’Holts Bitter’ 3.6%. Also sold as ’Solstice bitter’ in previous years. Dark orange with a scummy head. Aroma is light, sweet, honey-ish. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is twiggy, toffee, flowery hop, soft bitterness. Drinkable, decent enough.
prawlie (1500) - ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at the Tennants Arms in the Yorkshire Dales. Copper coloured, with a non-descript aroma. Very dry. Fair but lacking flair.
Sjohnh (765) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical English bitter - woody brown, medium / light body, little aroma, earthy hops, slight bitterness.