OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Spicy tangy english aroma, hints of dried fruit, and tangy vine fruit vie with nutty malt, certainly none of the diacetyl hinted at in the description. On the pallet fruit continues, with some spicy anise notes, malt sweetness makes a brief supporting appearance but little in the way of malt flavour.A big resounding bitterness is left at the end. A fantastic bitter that might be alittle more ballanced if served through a sparkler in the Yorkshire tradition.
imdownthepub (12799) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at Coventry Beer Fest ’07. Chestnut colour with white head. This was a smooth fruity bitter with soft plum flavours. The hint of sweetness dries to a crisp bitter finish. Good stuff.
Fin (9281) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, picked up at Saltaire Wines, Saltaire, West Yorkshire 04-05-07. Amber in colour (maybe a bit darker) good soft fruitiness, bitterness initially feels restrained but it does linger for some time and becomes more so on the finish. Nice beer.
DJMonarch (9177) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Crown Inn, Oakengates 28/04/2006
Slight fruit aroma. Amber golden coloured slightly pale and hoppy. Crisp and bitter on the palate with some dryness in the finish.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Handpump at The Wellington, Birmingham. Copper coloured, with a short head. Not much aroma and a bitter flavour. Slightly watery. Not much happening here in taste, but OK.
rauchbier (3764) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Stables Farm Shop, Melton Ross. Copper bronze, thin off white head and gentle condition. Pleasantly peachy fruit and earthy hops over a bed of sweet caramel maltiness in the nose, quite bitter initially in the mouth with background sweetness and a delicate hop floweriness, bitterness intensifies in the finish leaving the mouth quite dry.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Deep amber colour, clear body but not holding a head. Strong bitter aroma a flavour. The sort of sharp bittereness that makes you wince.
Ungstrup (33771) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty and quite spicy. The flavor is sweet malty with a light spicy touch, leading to a dry finish. The body is light.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber with a white head. Malty aroma and taste followed by moderate dryness. Fairly ordinary bitter.
harrisoni (16828) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask gravity at Rare Breeds BF 2007. Chestnut red, bubbly beige head. Slightly sharp best bitter. Some malt, some hop, bit too acidic and sharp for me.