ShivanDragon (3426) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample from the ringwood brewery, brown/copper with a white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, biscuit, some toasted malts, Taste likewise, mild, medium sweet, medium bitterness, cold, soft carbo, weak body, long caramel finish
invinoveritas (116) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear but deep light brown with a respectable head. Sweetness and maltiness on the nose which transfer to the taste, carried well by the thick-enough body. Some strange notes as well though (those carrots again?).
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This classic Brown Bitter develops caramel-laced biscuits with orange zest in a smooth, silky mouthfeel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the clear amber.
-The finish is quite juicy, sharing plenty of pear and apple fruitiness.
-Carbonation is lower than that of the average British cask beer.
-This is in the ĎLandlordí mold, to give you an idea.
On cask at The General Havelock, Hastings.
theprof (483) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Pours amber with a white lace top. A modest balanced hop and biscuit malt scent (you would guess it was beer blindfolded). The taste is similarly solid rather than spectacular with enough fruit to the fore to dominate the overall taste. A decent session bitter that has its place although the prospectors have moved on.
Towey1989 (1820) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Mulberry Leaves, Leek (Marstons) A clear pale amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, some toffee, slight red berries, a little yeast and subtle spicy hops. Taste is similar of caramel, toffee, some toasted malts, slight red berries, a little yeast and subtle spicy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, slightly fruity, malty bitterness in the finish. A decent bitter, got all the flavours that you would expect from a quintessential English pint. Good.
Beer5000 (5901) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Southampton airport. Slightly unclear golden body with a light off-white head. Mild malty aroma. Flavor is mild, smooth malt, mild fruit, some toast and medium bitterness. Medium body and pleasant aftertaste of smooth malt and fruit. This beer really suits the cask format, a splendid uncomplicated, smooth British best bitter. Good choise for an airport bar.
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the standing order. Pours clear deep amber, nose is sweet toffee, floral, taste is dry, chewy toffee, light floral fruit.
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Nonic. Supplier: White Lion (Thornbury). Low carbonation with dull fruitiness.
The_Osprey (6350) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Railway, Putney. 4.9%. Hazy orange, still, decent foamy white head doesnít endure, light lacing. Aroma is light and biscuity. Body is medium, smooth, very light carbonation. Taste is tea, flowers, biscuit malts, resin, toffee, tangy bitterness. Flavour offers something new with each sip. Great condition. Something to keep you interested over the course of a few pints.
Senka (1059) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
FTA: seasonal bitter. I just canít pass on an opportunity to enjoy it again and again. One of the first bitters I ever tried (~10 y.ago). First hand pumped ale ever for my. Goes straight to your head. I really miss it.