niquillis (1290) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Congress, Longton. Surprised I’ve not rated this before. Chestnut ale, some nuts, some caramel. Easy drinking best bitter.
Darkmagus82 (1855) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 2-24-14-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a copper color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a lightly toasted smell as well as a big aroma of toffee and a grainy smell. Along with these aromas are some lighter fruit smells as well as a bit of a more earthy and herbal hop aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a lighter toasted malt and bready flavor mixed with a light caramel and toffee flavor that procures an overall crisp taste. Along with these flavors are some lighter hop tastes of a more earthy nature. The sweeter flavors of caramel and toffee begin fading producing a very crisp taste overall. With a bit more of a herbal and earthy hop coming to the tongue at the very end, one is left with a pleasant and crisp, lightly toasted malt and moderately bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite light with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are fantastic for the moderate flavors of the brew and for the crisper feel making for one very refreshing beer.
Overall – A refreshing and easy drinking, crisp brew. While not a flavor powerhouse it is quite easy drinking and enjoyable. A great session style brew.
Alengrin (2618) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Much appreciated ESB since 1990, to commemorate the Battle of England in World War II, hence the name. Beautiful warm amber colour, thin head as expected from an English cask-conditioned bitter; caramelly character with buttermilk (diacetyl), apple, orange, grassy hops; soft maltiness with a long but not very sharp, leafy, elegant hop bitterness, very satisfying. Above average bitter.
GuideDogSaint (513) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Ship Hotel, Weybridge 25/7/14. Pours brown with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel and malt. Mild bitterness.
fiammanghilla (675) - Genova, ITALY - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spina @ tartan.
Ambrata con bella schiuma.
Classica ed in stile ma davvero godibile!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold
miquelcrush (1542) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.
sonnycheeba (3862) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Pours copper with thin, creamy white head. Aroma is cereal and toasted malts, dates, floral notes, and faint caramel. Flavor is dry malts, light bitterness, and faint dark fruit notes; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
snoworsummer (2622) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Wharf Rat. Pouts hazy copper with almost no head. Tastes like light, delicate malt with some floral notes, light citrus, and a hint of dry, sour grapes. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like light malt, grapes, a little musky and nutty.
Garry_Evans (47) - HONG KONG - MAY 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Beer Bay, Hong Kong. Nice and hoppy but too carbonated. As good as you can get for a bitter in HK
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SlackerMads (1789) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange/brown with a medium sized white head. A bit low on flavour; nutty, earthy, wooden, light grass, caramel, light bready. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation light/medium sweet and bitter. Nothing fancy, but easy to pour down.