mike_77 (2723) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strange aroma, slightly musty dried fruit, wood and glue. Flavour has some toffee sweetness and a touch of pear.
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the White Swan, Solihull. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a big frothy white head and loads of broken lace. The aroma is weak malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a huge malt bitter hop palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. A great English session bitter with a kick.
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Golden brown with an off white foam. Aromas are nutty Weetabix with toffee and raisins. Raisins with light earthy pear and mixed spices. Flavours are biscuit and Weetabix with bready yeast and spices. Dry with herbal notes and berries on the finish. Hss a dry aftertaste. Decent.
SarkyNorthener (1414) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with small head. Aroma of toffee and hops. Taste is toffee, hops and fruity malts. Medium bodied. I quite like this one. A good decent bitter.
jamesie1857 (1225) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask @ Uxbridge Arms, Chasetown - light amber coloured body with an off-white head and lacing. The aroma is fruity with a hint of pear. Light fruit in the mouth, then a big bash of vanilla ice-cream. Really enjoyed this one.
RichardGretton (4176) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a reasonable head. The aroma is standardly bitter with some yeastyness. The flavour is bitter with some toffee and roastedness and a fairly yeasty finish. Overall a reasonable but nonetheless standard bitter.
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foxo82 (645) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Birmingham Beer Festival 2012. Typical clear light brown ale. Smells slightly of socks. And I mean worn socks. But despite that not unpleasant. This review isn’t going well... Tastes of, of beer! Yes. Hoppy, inoffensive, drinkable. Doesn’t stand out.
dfearnley (760) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL bottle to pint glass
Bread, hay, hops and a touch of sourness on the nose. Light amber colour with a thin off white head. The taste is classic ESB, bitter throughout with a touch of sweetness and a noticeable but pleasant alcohol taste. The mouthfeel is oily and creamy.
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sep 2011: Three pints taken during a ‘Meet the Brewer’ evening at my local Wetherspoons. This amber bodied beer looks and tastes like a good quality British Best Bitter should; the aroma given off is predominately of hops, but malty esters are also in the mix.
The taste is a subtle caramel and toffee blend of malty molasses, a hop undertone of bitterness is there at first, but hides as the malts assert themselves. Leaning towards creamy, but quite getting there: it shouldn’t, it’s a Bitter not a Stout.
Very easy to drink, especially when the brewer is regaling stories of ‘dare doing’ and adventure while you attack his beer.
tombyars (1316) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First tasted this in Coanes, Johnstone in February 1997. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear ruby red in colour with a thick off white head. Creamy toffee in the short aroma. Creamy mouthfeel and superb lacing. Mixed malts give a robust maltloaf flavour with sweet syrupy raisins and prunes in the mouth. Slight prickle of spicy hops present in the quick aftertaste but not as cloying as Slaters Bitter. Finish is malty with sweet fruit notes of dates and molasses. A decent session bitter.