harrisoni (13632) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask handpull at The George, Egerton, Kent. My god, a Sheps beer with hops!!! Good fullness in the body and good hop bitterness and sting on the finish. I would have stayed for another but I had pubs to visit.
liinis (1563) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I love the hops and the nice bitterness. Fresh for a thirst. a bit dry after. very nice for celebrating the world cup. Go spain.
AtronSeige (562) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Toasty, hops, syrup, biscuit,
Appearance: Clear gold body with amber tones. Medium white head. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium bitterness, medium-light sweetness. Bread, lingering bitterness. medium floral hops.
Palate: Medium-light body. medium carbonation.
Overall: A lot better than what I expected from a beer with a football/soccer ball on it. Good bitterness.
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter
Deu (681) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUL 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Available in 500 ml bottle in some lidl in Ireland. English hops. Colour clear gold. Nice beer.I recommend it.
rosenbergh (6709) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Finland.
Clear golden colour with small to average off-white head.
Floral fruity slightly skunky hoppy bitter aroma with some maltiness.
Floral bitter hoppy flavour. Stronger hoppiness than normally in English Bitters. England failed in WC, was this the reason?
yespr (31110) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is slight citrusy and mild herbal hoppy. Sweet and fruity flavoured. Mild herbal touch into a dry and slight bitter finish. Ends crisp citrusy finish.
FatPhil (9308) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pasteurised - maybe split?
500ml bottle (Kuikka, Helsinki)
Big hoppy waft on opening and pouring. Perfumey and some husky malts in the aroma - very much the shepherd neame fingerprint. Mid gold, small tight head. Crisp carbonation, and quite a thin palate. Retronasals quite grainy. Quite mushroomy body, lots of malt, grainy, but a great wave of hops too. Finish is mostly bitter and biting noble hops, lots in the range between EKG and Spalt. Enjoyable bitter for a session, not too emasculated by pasteurisation.
ralphdot (982) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
4.0% gold colour with a poor head, citrus hop aroma and taste, slightly too much hop.
joe19612 (1840) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Lidl Camberley. Pours a very pale brown colour with a large white head. Good floral and hoppy aroma, with a malty bitter taste with a dry finish.
BeerBaboon (1555) - FINLAND - NOV 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden with white, frothy head. Grassy, floral hop aroma with notes of toast. Soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Surprisingly little bitterness here. I was expecting more. The flavour is a bit on the hoppy side. Some fruit is in the mix.