phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle via trade. Pours a clear golden amber color with a small eggshell white head. Aroma of grassy hops, grains, straw, caramel malts, and toffee. Flavor of wet leaves and grass, crackers, straw, grains, caramel malts, and rain water. Light-bodied, with a bitter mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Decent.
GypsyHead (33) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really dig this beer, fits exactly what I want from an English style bitter, though it does seem to have a little bit of an American twist. Light and fruity with a little caramel malt bringing it back around.
annunz123 (873) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grass, citrus, and a little funk in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet with a lot of hop bitterness. Good, solid, drinkable beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: November 20, 2010
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: light malt aroma, floral hops, just a hint of sweetness
Flavor: sweet pale malt flavor, lots of floral hops, balancing bitterness dries it out
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Japalo (1244) - DENMARK - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. One hand foam. Low fruity aromas. Very pleasant dry taste and finish. Alright brew.
Ratman197 (10094) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, wood, light citrus and light floral notes. Plate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, floral notes, mint and light citrus with a crisp dry minty floral finish.
jackl (4797) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep, clear amber. The head settles quickly. This beer looks like a model ESB. The aroma is light, sweet and grassy. The taste is wonderfully bitter and dry, with a subtle citrus flavor. The beer’s bolstered by some nice malting that rounds out the profile. The mouthfeel is slightly oily but medium bodied. This is easy drinking - I could definitely have another one (or three!). A very good take on a style I like.
BrewBoxer (2090) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice easy drinking beer with enough flavor to have over and over again. Not usually a fan of this style, but they did a good job with it
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber beerw ith a cream colored head. Malt and light citrus aroma with light toastiness. Malt and citrus flavor with earth and light woodsiness. Medium bodied. Malt and citrus lingers with woodsiness and pine.
Slipstream (2061) - USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting hand-drawn label. Dark amber pour with a fine, small crown. Yeasty, bready aroma with subtle floral notes. Definitely in the English tradition - a malty and robust bitter with a hoppy nip in the close that makes me think of an APA. Velvety mouthfeel and a complex flavor that grows on you, A very good version of a bitter, and another fine release from Pretty Things.