tampierre (645) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,caramel,fruit and nice floral aroma ; Cloudy amber color with smaller lasting head ; Lighter sweet taste with bitter long finish ; Medium body ; Very pleasant.
ALLOVATE (2264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Out the bottle, cool not cold. There is a subtle haze to it on a careful pour, yeast pack is loose. Solid, compact white crown holds on and laces well. Complex malt and hop nose, quite pronounced, with hints of toffee, wood, Anzac biscuits, tangerines and apricots, rose petals, dusty earth and Bee pollen. Good body, soft rounded mouthfeel with a smooth full finish. Quite nutty and weedy with a lot of bitter, underripe fruit coming through. Long malt, pine, wood and herbal swallow. Quite raw in flavour with biscuity toasted grains keeping it level. Some tangy citrus builds. Extremely quaffable and give off more than its modest ABV. Great stuff, another outstanding beer from this brewer. (50cL, BBE 06/12, Bridge House Cellars, Exmouth, Devon)
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@chriso. Amber colour, small head. Aroma is mild toast, some sweet malts, fruits and some slight spicyness. Flavour is bitter fruits, wood and some slight herbal and grassy notes.
dj (440) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 500ml, bottle conditioned. A cloudy golden colour with a small creamy/smooth head. A fair few yeast particles in the bottom of the bottle. A sweet, hoppy aroma with biscuity notes. A hoppy, yeasty taste with malt and more biscuity notes. Well balanced. A hoppy, citrus finish. Very light carbonation. This is just like good homebrew.
BlackHaddock (3166) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Feb 2010: known as Red Rock Traditional Bitter back then! 500ml brown bottle, the beer is bottle conditioned so it was poured slowly and carefully into my vase shaped pint glass (Old Speckled Hen badged).
The beer had a slight haze to its appearance, even though I thought I’d managed to keep all of the sediment in the bottle. The beer was a lovelly copper colour, a fine foaming off-white head sat on top. The head left some heavy lacing as the beer sank in the glass, I like to see that, shows good conditioning in my opinion.
Hops aromas hit the nose and they certainly give the beer a typical English Bitter flavour, meaning a bitterness to the ale.
Simple and pleasant, the 4.2%ABV suits it, a good session bitter.
Quack-Duck (7491) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from Darts Farm. Hazy copper-brown colour with a red glow. Fruity nose. Malty with hints of caramel, fruit (lemon, banana, raisin). Short and light finish with some sharp and dry hhoppy notes.
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Bitter with traces of sulphur. Not impressed at first but it did improve with drinking.Properly bottled it might be a reasonable bitter.
leaparsons (7673) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Bronze with a small head. Aromas are biscuit malts with tea and some light fruitiness. Some floral and nutty notes. Flavours are dry with minimal malts. Tea with hints of soapiness. Peppery and bitter on the finish. Spritzy and in decent condition.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Arden wines. Attractive fruity aroma with lemon jelly, tomato leaf, celery, strawberry jam and banana-like esters. Half the fruitbowl, then. Bright dirty amber with good lacing and lively carbonation. Ash and soap in the mouth with hints of apple, strawberry and rubber. Can I wring any more fruit/vegetable metaphors out of this one? No, banana, strawberry, tomato, celery, lemon and apple will do. Quietly impressive bottled bitter with a good gust of sensible but fruity hops.
downender (5842) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditoned at the Imperial (JDW), Exeter 25/07/09. Pale amber with a slight white head. Aroma of summer fruit, citrus and a touch of floral hops. Flavour of biscuit malts, with more fruit and a dry finish. Good, easy drinking.