BlackHaddock (4370) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle: BBD end of July 2014, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 28th May, some two months before it’s life ends. Obtained from a ’Wye Vale’ garden centre some time ago.
Clear mid-amber body with a full and lasting off-white head. Malts lead the way in both the aroma and taste. Light, semi-sweet molasses in the nose push out any hop aromas while in the mouth the malts give a mild caramel and toffee flavouring that hides the hoppy bitter underbelly until the finish where a mini bitterness comes to the fore.
I really enjoyed my pint (well 500ml then, not the correct 568ml).
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Clear copper with thin ivory head which was quick to disappear.
Aroma: Caramel/toffee, slight pear note, biscuit, hay and grassy.
Taste: Low sweetness, low/medium bitterness and sourness. Watery.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, astringent, low carbonation, abrupt dry malty and smoky finish.
Comments: Did not seem to be balanced and was insipid. Ended up tipping it down the sink.
olliejobbins (1162) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Bought from tesco. Pours a dark orange colour. Quite a skunky smell with a pleasant smooth taste.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@Home. Caramel, orange and light herbal aroma. Light amber, off-whtie head, good lace. Sweet, light malty, caramel, light bitter, hint of laurel. Light sticky. Just another bitter.
stevoj (2487) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry bitterness from this beer, but everything else is right target for the style.
Benzai (9350) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle @ home, shared by Joes. Clear copper to amber color, small to medium off-white head that leaves a nice lacing. Smell malts, some dusty chalk. Taste malts, some sweetness, light bitterness. Soft low carbonation, low body.
tombyars (1425) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First tasted this in Gabriels, Paisley in February 1999. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin creamy white head. Floral hops in the short aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives a digestive tea biscuit base with sweet toffee flavours infused through. Floral aromatic hops give a dusty bitter aftertaste. Finish is slightly bitter with hop resins evident in the mouth. An ok session bitter.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear orange/amber colored beer, with a thick white head. The aroma of malt, caramel and some yeast. The taste of caramel hop bitter with some fruits. The aftertaste is dry bitter with some sweet.
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle from Asda, What a nice floral meadows aroma, with a hinds of wort, light amber colour, aminimal white head, average taste, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, a bit emty and flat in the end with little bit bitterness. Average beer
omhper (20326) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at oh6gdx’s birthday bash at chriso’s. Clear amber, small head. Light-medium bodied. Some grassy hops, bready malt and notes of glue. Low bitterness. Doughy bread is the remaining impression.