FatPhil (9594) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2009 Cask (Helsinki Beer Festival 2004)
Good solid English bitter. Sweet malty aroma, with light fruits. Taste starts grainy/bready, but with a lovely bitter finish with no sharp edges. (5-3-8-3-13=3.2)
Cask (Pullman, Helsinki). Rich orange, healthy loose head. Grape and fruit aroma. Soft carbonation, refreshing palate. Plenty of retronasal esters. Slightly mushroomy taste, but plenty of barky bitterness without being muddy or dusty. Quite simple but very tasty. Finish quite bitter and quite long.
downender (6523) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at the Rising Sun, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucs 8/4/2007. Bronze best bitter with strong head. Fruit was to the forefront in both aroma and flavour, with a decent dry aftertaste. A pleasant enough beer.
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Rook & Gaskill York 5 May 06. Brown colour. A creamy white lasting head clinging to the glass. Very pretty. Fruity aroma. A nice bitter aftertaste - after a while.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Stillage at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool 21/04/2006
Fruit aroma. Bronze coloured slightly spicy and pale. Crisp and slightly bitter lasting dry finish.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned handpump Cordwainer Northampton 14/06/ A slightly hazy golden coloured beer with a bright white head and lacing. Some odd pepper in this together with tropical fruit. The nose has signs of going over fruit skins. Has flaws.
Gethinbeer (2203) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy copper with a thin white head, a little like dish water. Weak aroma, hint of malt with peach. Strong malt flavour with a pine bitterness. Oily texture. A bit dish washy.
mjs (4785) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Cask at St. Urho’s Pub, Helsinki, on 2009-06-16) Clear and golden. Medium sized, dense and white head. Malty aroma. Medium bodied and dry palate with low carbonation. Malts, bitterness, greasiness and grass in taste. Malty and bitter aftertaste.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate:
Ramsgate beer fest.
Fruity, malty sweet and drinkable but yet another bland and boring English bitter.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Old Bank, Turku. Hazy amber, staying coarse & foamy head. Mildly nutty aroma, little fresh apple, acidic sourish note, not really hops, pretty mild overall. Flavor has strong rotten fruitiness, old apples, little hazelnut, sourish, even funky notes. Some mussels and cheese in there too, along with pretty strong bitterness, though there’s no aroma hops found. Medium bodied, nearly flat palate, really lush. Old school bitter.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Conditioned at the Hop Pole Inn, Aylesbury. Golden with a fluffy white head. Fruity aroma and fruity taste. Malty, sweet and moreish. Very nice.