jamestulloch (1828) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Clear amber body with a thin white head that quickly fades. Very light carbonation. No lacing. Aroma of toast, nuts and the merest hint of red fruits. Flavour of wood and brown bread. Thin body with a watery texture. Soft fizz. Bland and boring. It’s better on cask, but still dull.
jj0076 (31) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I'm slightly biased towards this beer as it's from Cornwall, but this is an easy drinking session beer with just the right hints of flavour to not be over powering.
Erzengel (4893) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2014
Dunkelbraun, schön ins Rot gehend. Der Antrunk ist recht wässrig, kaum Aroma vorhanden. Der Hauptteil ist ganz leicht Ale-artig und deutlich wässrig. Der Nachgeschmack bleibt wässrig-neutral, kaum Aroma.
Sehr enttäuschend! 7/12/5/5
ricardotorero (46) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A bit watery without being refreshing. Minimal taste so would not recommend
edsspoon (704) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours pale amber with a white head which quickly disappears into a ring. Aroma of cereal malt, hint of hops and orange. Taste of mild bitterness, cereal and dry malt, mildly fruity and a bit of grassy hops. Flavour is really lacking.
Whenever I’ve had it on tap its been great, so its pretty disappointing that the bottles would be so poor in comparison.
mighty_meadow (300) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty decent ale. Nice head on a copper body. Smells like shandy and doesn’t taste much stronger. Slightly too fizzy for my taste but much better than I expected. Quite a caramel hit with a sweet, roasted malt kick. Gets even better as it heats up a bit and the fizz dies down. I’ll definitely buy again.
Graham77 (282) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. A very English ale, lightly hopped but with a strong malt character. The malt is fruity, the hops in the background. Lightly carbonated, this beer has a pleasant depth and vicscous mouthfeel.
beeebon (248) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I certainly prefer the cask version. Doom Bar from the bottle is drinkable and nice enough, it has a nice copper colour and it is malt and caramel with a bit of orange in the taste, however it is somewhat watery feeling in the mouth. Alright but nothing special.
MatPickersgill (3) - Fleet, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh session beer. Good clear chestnut colour with medium head. Great taste with fresh hops
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SarkyNorthener (2689) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Final beer of 2013. Bottle from Tesco. Pale copper beer with medium head. Aroma of mild toffee ad malts. Taste is malts, a little toffee and some orange fruits. Quite a bit of carbonation. OK beer.