ogivlado (5539) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 23, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled(500ml). -excellent beer, good hoppy aroma, and great taste
ladnewton (1375) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Cask & Glass, Victoria, London on 20th April 2010. Copper with off-white lacing head. Hoppy and fruity with tangy citric kick. Zingy mouthfeel and fruity citric finish. Very refreshing.
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
big earthy hoppiness, heaps of juicy crystal malt, mellow yeast fruitiness, and a fat, bitter, spicy finish - everything i like in a bitter.
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@The Freemasons Arms. Golden colour, not much head. Aroma is really fruity, hoppy and also has some hints of caramel and nectrar. Flavour is fruityhoppy and quite nectarish sweet. Big wooden notes as well as slight honey is also present.
SilkTork (5163) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2006 June, 2004: Ye Arrow, Rochester. Hoppy session bitter. Given a choice between this and Greene King’s IPA, I would choose this. Quite a decent body for a 3.7%, and good traditional English hops. Conversation lubricant of a high standard - but not a beer to think about. It’s a beer to drink rather than contemplate! [2.8]
Dec, 2004: Mabel’s Tavern, Kings Cross - a Shep’s pub. Head to Head with the <a href=Beer-Ratings.asp?BeerID=4144&FanOfID=4383> Bitter. Fresh, hoppy and spanking. Excellent condition. A wonderful session beer. London Xmas Crawl. [3.0]
Oct, 2006: The Monarch, Gillingham - a Sheps pub. I regularly drink this, but haven’t made any notes for a while. This is a lovely, hoppy bitter beer. A great session ale - full of hop flavour. Hops lack fragrance, but are full of earthy bitterness. Solid. [3.6]
Luxgeoff (1) - LUXEMBOURG - AUG 28, 2009 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good well balanced bitter, which I drink regularly at the Coach and Horses and other pubs in Whitstable. Always consistent and satisfying, if never outstanding.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2004 Cask-Conditioned at 3.7% ABV. Looks like your average run-of-the-mill bitter. Not much aroma at all. First impressions are that this is slightly flat, though I’m doubtful that it’ was out of condition as the pub has a good repuation for keeping real ale. Hoppy & bitter as a slight sweetness, perhaps a little watery.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Usual Shepherd Neame light malt aroma, very pleasant! Amber hue and slamm off white head. Hoppy bitter taste that is long lasting. Has quite lively carbonation and a dry finish.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Cask at The Wharf, Aalborg, Denmark. Amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, nuts, dried fruit, citrus and wood. Taste of roasted malt, citrus, goldings hops, nuts, wood and dried fruit.
Vladivostok (227) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong aroma of English hops followed by a hard, bitter flavour tailing off to a long equally bitter finish. A little thinner than Spitfire but still an excellent ale. Not one for beginners.