brugmanneke (277) - - MAR 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(50 cl bottle) Copper colour, slightly hazy, with a light brown, rocky head. Aroma is very spicy and hop-influenced (herbs, pines, a bit of grapefruit), but also with a strong malty base full of character, biscuity, toasted, nutty, woody. Taste is medium bitter, and lightly sweet. Medium to full body, soft to average carbonation, pleasant texture. Great aftertaste, long finish. Stands out compared to other bottled bitters I have had, probably because it is bottle conditioned (and generously hopped). What a difference! Des not seem super-fancy, but very well-crafted and - most important - absolutely delicious!
jj0076 (23) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
St. Austell brewery, sampled this bottled rather than draft. Easy drinking despite being 5% could easily sink a few of these!!
martin00sr (232) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper, small offwhite head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Taste is hoppy with good caramel malt. Good and long bitter finish.
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg. Hazy copper/orange beer with a decent offwhite head. Grapes aroma, citrus, pears, biscuits, caramel, some toffee and cream. Hoppy citrus flavor, floral, caramel, bready, grassy notes. Toffee finish with caramel, hay and citrus.
jaghana (3501) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - MAR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50cl, kindly shared by Dominique. A clear amber beer with low head. Nose is on caramel, toasted caramel and orange notes. Aroma is on honey, and orange fruit hops, bit watery body, medium malty. Light metallic hints, light raspberries touch on the finish, long caramel and light chocolate finish.
mjakopa (176) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - MAR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark red, amber colour, with medium to low head. Aroma is malty caramel with some hints of sweetness and fruityness. Taste is quite light, and the body is not as bitter as would be expected and is quite drinkable. There is even some hoppyness in the background, but the general taste is on the sweeter side. Very balanced and enjoyable.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - BCA - Reddish-bronze in colour. Very fruity (very orange, orange peel, orange marmalade). Spicy piney & grassy hops. Buttery biscuity caramelly malt base. Sweet with bitter hop edge. Very tasty and tangy. Very drinkable. Enjoyed this. Lovely beer!
JanVah (49) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska@Big Ben. Bärnstensfärgad. Luktar sött fruktig. Stor citrus smak som krullar sig i gommen.
Peter_L (467) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska@Big Ben. Fruktig doft med sockerkakig brödig malt. Russin, druvor och en lätt beska i smaken. Lite rolig ESB. Lättdrucken
Sissio (408) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tape. Dark amber with rich cream froth. Fruity aroma, orange and pink grapefruit, malty and aromatic herbaceous notes of cascade hops. Light-medium body, lovely balanced between the aromatic malty and the bitter hoppy component.
AdiBeer (592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: caramel malts, some bread. Appearance: dark amber/brown, clear and small to medium white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: light citrus fruits, refreshing, crisp, medium carbonation. Overall: great Premium Bitter, nice palate. Bottle from Hogs Back Brewery, Tongham.