BlackHaddock (4137) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
March 2010: This bottled conditioned 500ml of beer was consummed 3 months before its BBD. Poured into a vase shaped pint glass.
A haze took the shine of this pale amber/orange coloured ale, on top sat a pure white head, deep initially, losing depth at a steady rate. Not sure if I poured in any sediment, or the beer is supposed to have a haze?
Hops provided the most smell coming from the glass, flowery, grassy and with a hint of citrus fruits.
The taste more or less followed the smells, with an extra tangy feel, an almost ginger style hotness too.
The alcohol at only 3.8% ABV doesn’t sound interesting to some BA’s, but this is a well produced, balanced British Bitter and well worth trying.
joe19612 (1929) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle Conditioned. Pours a orange colour with no head and not much carbonation, weak fruit aroma, the taste is sweet and a bit watery with a dry bitter finish.
tampierre (848) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottled 0.5l ; Devon ; UK ; Almost no aroma ; Cloudy gold color with no head ; Weird taste ; Very poor, will try some other time.
berkshirejohn (4674) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle from Moor & More Beer, Plymouth. Slightly hazy amber with a ring of translucent head; citrus and honey aroma; pleasant light citrus taste to strart, then watery; the finish has some grapefruit and gentle bitterness but is very thin.
cgarvieuk (15169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home ... golden yellow amber ... big white head ... soft bitter peppery floral hop ... too fizzy ... way too fizzy ... light floral orange bitter ... mellow slight toffee .. hint of bananana back bone ... soft light and easy,
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale in colour with a slight haze after pouring. Aromas slightly fruity - pears, yeast and hay along with the usual malt and citrussy hops. In taste this was reasonably bitter but a bit thin on flavour and lacking in body. A nice enough thirst quencher though.
ALLOVATE (2469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
No noise once the cap comes off and it appears still in the glass. A radiant light orange in colour, almost bright and headless bar a ring of white on the meniscus. Nose is predominately lemon peel, bitter orange and white Semillon grapes with just a touch of yeast and pine nuts. In the mouth it is quite weedy, lots of pine, nettles and gritty, dusty grain, straw and toothpick. Very dry. Long, long dry, gritty pine wood and dried bitter herbs swallow. Drew out and absorbed all the saliva in my mouth. Light body, very light, and almost still in feel with just a tease of carbonation up front. Lacks balance and is a bit messy flavour wise. Drinkable but not sessionable as it left me parched! (50cL, BBE 08/12, Greendale Farm Shop, Woodbury Common, Exeter, Devon)
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the New Century Hall, Manchester (Upstairs Bar) 21/01/2009
Hop aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy and floral with a little dryness in a crisp wheaty malt finish.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask, gravity at Luton BF ’10. Pale gold with a small white head. Curious burnt match aroma, maybe with a hint of vinegar. Or tomato ketchup. Or popcorn. Taste was rather nasty, suggestive of corn or rice. Or Snickers bar. Slight bitterness. Didn’t work, I regret to say.
Ungstrup (29846) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009. A hazy golden beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt as well as lighter notes of butter and honey. The flavor is sweet with notes of mlat and straw as well as lighter notes of honey. The body is light.