harrisoni (14715) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from Lidl. Dark brow beer with thin near white bottle. Some caramel, some malts, some diacetyl. In the mouth is a rather boring darkish malt beer with a pasteurised malt body. Bitter on finish, without much actual hop flavour. Just too buttery and a bit boring to be honest. Oh dear. Ugh.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 06/10/12. A dark brown to chesynut coloured beer with a whitish head. A very husky oatsy beer. Highly malty and grainy. Coffee flavours. I like the malts in here. I can see this being a marmite beer, but a grainy malty beer serves me well from time to time.
deanso (6248) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin white head. Clear ruby pour. Nice enough bitter. Subtle bitterness
allmyvinyl (5529) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from Lidl. Pours clear mahogany with a thin, but long-lasting white head. Aromas of grain, malt, brown malt specifically, and light british herbal hops. Taste has some bitterness to back up the sweetened coffee. Palate a bit thin. OK.
berkshirejohn (4975) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from Lidl. Copper coloured with a thin, fading, white head; aroma of roasted grains; in the mouth the grains are toasty with lots of sweet caramel - not sure if I’d spot the oats if I hadn’t read the description, but once you know they are there they stand out; the finish is rather lacking, but overall this isn’t a bad "heavy" style bitter.
rauchbier (3645) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from Lidl, Scunthorpe. Deep chestnut, thin but lasting off white head and low condition. Gentle burnt toast, sweet malt and earthy hops in the nose, quite dry with a roasted barley note initially in the mouth with a slight caramel sweetness and a developing hoppiness that becomes quite pronounced, muted finish with a low chalky burnt note and earthy hop bitterness
BeerViking (2948) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown. Typical Sheps hoppy nose with toasty caramel notes, malty with more toasted caramel, faint marmalade, very drinkable.
zacgillbanks (2909) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Lidl, Wrekenton, Gateshead. A brown beer with a sweet toffee and red fruity flavour with a malty finish.
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle, BB Dec 2015, from LIDL and consumed at a work do at a BYOB. Dark reddy brown, slight haze, big off-white head. Body is medium, low-ish carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is malt-forward, slight ash, slightly sweet, soft bitterness. Predictably average. My colleagues hated it, but I thought it was at least passable.
SarkyNorthener (2768) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from lidl. Dark copper beer with small head. Aroma of malts and burnt caramel. Taste is burnt caramel, oats and malts. Good.