BlackHaddock (2350) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown 500ml bottle, best before end of Dec 2008, drank before end of Oct 2008. Poured into a UK pint sleeve glass.
Pale orange, dull yellow, not quiet clear, a bit of a haze. Some of the yeasty sediment might have crept out during the pour. The head was well formed and stayed throughout the drink.
Yeast and hops made up the aroma, what else should there be in an English Bitter?
The taste was very hoppy (for a UK beer), this gave the beer an extra dry and bitter feel. Pleasant more than overpowering.
The hoppiness and dry feel stayed into the aftertaste. A good bottled beer.
rondphoto (981) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 2, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy (yeasty?) orange amber with an out of control head and fluffy lacing. A bit much, makes me wonder if this is a good example of this beer. Taste is understated bitter caramel malt. No change through the finish. Not one of the better RCH offerings.
Benzai (4344) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle thanks to Dutchdrebus at Queens Day Tasting 2012. Gusher. Hazy orange / golden color, full, long lasting, lightly creamy off-white head that leaves good lacing. Smell malts, grains. Taste malts, grains, hay, bitter. Lively carbonation, medium body, dry finish.
DutchDrebus (2274) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ QDT?12. Gusher! Slightly hazy colour with a big white head. Smells malts, grains and a bit hay. Tastes sweetish, malts, grains, hay.. Decent bitter. Thin body, medium carbo.
kermis (2484) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the griffin inn. Clear gold pour with a white head. Aroma of plastercine and yeast. Fruity citrus flavor with a long bitter finish.
deanso (3193) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
on handpump at the Griffin Inn
Thick creamy white head. Clear golden pour. Subtle bitter finish.
tiong (2238) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu
Fruity and slightly bready taste with a nice bitter finish. Quite well balanced and easy to drink bitter.
r464 (1467) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy cloudy coppery gold in color with a huge foamy tan head. Balanced with a nice, crisp finish. Some nutty malt that leads to a hoppy, but not overly bitter end.
prawlie (858) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half pint at the Twickenham beer festival. Golden, flat with a bubbly head that survived longer than expected. Smells of hops, malted cereal and bit of fruit. Bitter finish, a touch fruity and with a hint of sulphur. Drinkable.
fjw1972 (12) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice blonde bitter. Plenty of citrus fruit and floral hoppiness. As far as i’m aware it’s won champion bitter of Britain as well at the GBBF.