gegwilson (3042) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Waitrose in Witney. Pours golden with a thin white head. Citrusy aroma. The taste is citrus, metallic, spice with a dry finish. Not great.
Fatehunter (2152) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a thin head on a clear dark straw body.
The aroma is barnyard, dry hay and lemon.
The taste has mild fruit sweetness, metallic bitterness and finishes a bit watery.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
Well, like most bitters it probably tastes better from the cask.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold orange with an inch of medium-fine cream-colored head that fades at a moderate rate. Aroma is tart, pickles, pond scum, bit of bitter hay. Body is light, watery, slightly starchy, a bit creamy. Carbonation is medium strong, moderate coarseness and strong burn. Flavor is slightly sweet whole-grain biscuit and touch of dill pickle (much less than aroma would suggest though). Some apple juice as it warms. Overall, an odd bitter. Aroma is tart, and initially unappealing. The flavor is balanced with minimal trace of the tartness, and subsequently the aroma become more attractive.
vanvenlo (1708) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle(6-Dec-2014)Herbal citrus mineral aroma.Cloudy light amber,solid head&fluffy lacing.Herbal mineral flavour.Herbal citrus finish&aftertaste.
Kavu (3942) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5l from cask @ St. Urho’s Pub. Pours pale yellow with a low soapy head. Aroma is malts. Flavor is fruity malts with a hoppy finish. Pretty basic real ale.
Maris (1352) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 500ml bottle on 4/9/2014. Pours a clear light golden with a very big bright white head. The nose features fruit, yeast and some strongbasement notes. In the mouth, there’s some biscuity malt, lots of honey, tropical fruit (mango, passionfruit), and a modest slightly tangy bitterness. Has a medium body and lively carbonation. Aside from a slightly odd aroma, this is pretty good, and a little harshly judged on here imo.
olsvammel (5746) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at a pub in Oxford. Malty smell with dried fruit and perfume. Similar taste with apples. Smooth mouthfeel.
mcberko (13523) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500mL bottle, pours a clear blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out crackery malts and astringent English hops. Flavour brings out
English hops upfront, along with crackery malt to balance. Monolithic in its dry English hops. Decent but boring.
hotstuff (4840) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rated on 2-17-2011. This bottled beer has a medium sized frothy, very fizzy off-white head with a short retention, yellow transparent body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and no lacing to speak of. The aromas are malt, grassy hops, sweet, and fruity. The taste is malty, fruity, hoppy, and metallic. The mouth feel is smooth and this beer is light bodied. I barely made it through this rating due to the metallic taste I experienced with this beer. This is a beer that I have no interest in again.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle off the top shelf (and not technically for sale) from Cov Tesco. Orange gold with a short lived narrow white collar. Aroma of rabbit hutch straw and sawdust; honey, light phosphorous, anise and orange jelly. Decent orange accented hop flavour with minerals, grass and aniseed. Moderate bitter finish rounded with biscuit. Damaged but essentially decent.