downender (5191) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at Westbury-upon-Trym Conservative Club, Bristol (I was there as a guest!) A pleasant enough session bitter that contains some interest despite its low ABV. Of standard appearance but has aroma of hay with some supporting fruit. Flavour contains some hops with a good, dry aftertaste.
rickgordon (3815) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Grassy, appley aroma. Light and stalky mouthfeel. Notes of grass, apples and vanilla. Harsh, stalky bitterness. Light bodied.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@Akkurat, Stockholm. Honeyish golden colour, small white creamy head. Aroma is honey, wood and some caramel wood. A bit hayish too as it warms up. Flavour is dry hayish hops with wooden hints. Aftertaste is sour fruits and grass. Easy-to-drink and not too bad.
omhper (17478) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2007 Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Amber colour. Sweaty, fruity, hay-like nose. Sweet and light bodied withsoft, chewy malt profile. Lightly saty, resiy finish. A very drinkable, uncomplicated bitter.
maeib (7557) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2012 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A copper coloured beer with some fruity malt to the nose. The taste has good bitterness, and it feels quite rounded albeit on the dull side. Score 3.0
Subsequent rating scored 3.3. Average becomes 3.1
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Hazy dark golden appearance with a fluffy white head. Light aroma of grassy and herbal hops with grainy undertones. Dryish and grainy flavour with notes of hay, grassy hops and mild herbs. Light-bodied. dryish medium bitter aftertaste of salt, apples and hay. Decent session bitter.
Fin (6180) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2011 Cask at the Nags Head, Lyme Regis, Dorset, 13-11-06 Labelled as Otter Sark Lark but I understand that this is the standard bitter now a rebadge, note the pub used to have a beer called Sark Lark which was brewed by Dorset Brewey, Weymouth. Found this to be a good beer little bit nutty nice bitterness, tasty. A6 A3 T7 P4 Ov14 3.4 Had this again On cask at The Brittania, Nailsworth, Glos, 29.05.11 Pours light amber, its fruity with a light/mid bitterness and some soft maltiness, lightly tangy with a little apple peelings, its fine. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3
ALLOVATE (2113) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, handpump @ the Huntsman, Bath.
As luck would have it this was the end of the cask so I got a very shaken pint of this to taste with all the dregs of the bottom of the barrel. Must say it wasn’t too bad, and it was free so who’s to complain. Big fluffy white head held out atop a hazy, albeit summery, deep gold body. Aroma was piney and smelled of fresh crushed spring onions (not overly bad, herbal in fact!). Juicy, ripe fruits, pine-nuts, summer wheat and bread dough in the mouth. With the head still in the way it tasted creamy and sweet rather than bitter and laden with hop refuge. Good clean taste of hops, though, on the sides of the tongue (showcase dry-hopping), tangy, bitter and a light rasp just at the back before a bitter fruity bite on the swallow. Some soft apple and guava fruit notes develop on the palate and also begin to linger in the aftertaste. This got better as I went, cursing it was the last cask. Not bad.
Nekronos (3215) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 10, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Almost I did not tried it, confusing it with otter Ale. It was a little dark for being a bitter but it was nice, nice foam, a little annoying after a while, you know this is not my favorite style.
Dorqui (1768) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 24, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Cask at The Market Porter (London Bridge - London).
Red color much limpid and bright. Absent head. Enough light scent with woody and malty notes. Watery and rather smooth taste, much bitter and with a light alcoholic tone. Rather short end.