AshtonMcCobb (2119) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Dave and Jillís. This is the sort of beer that every brewer in the UK should be able to nail. Itís gratifying but itís quite simple really and it could be drunk by the gallon. Thereís lemon with a touch of hobeyed malt. The taste definitely doesnít get in the way of the balance.
wimpyjoe (2967) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light copper-amber in colour, no head. Thereís plenty of pale ale character in this but the dry hoppy flavours also include plenty of tasty grain with a similarly good nose to this effect.
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml Bottle: BBD 28 May 14, poured into my huge íJudasí glass at home on 18 Oct 13 during a random tasting session with myself.
Poured a lovely amber/old gold colour, the head sadly didnít hang around and became a wisp and collar far too quickly for my liking.
Really prefer the cask version to this: The hops donít seem as assertive in the nose or taste and it lacks oomph compared to a well looked after draught pint. Fruity notes in both the nose and taste, Iím trying to be positive here, but failing, like the beer in front of me.
Just another bottled bitter really: what a pity.
Borup (5086) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at DōE 2013. Amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit and caramel.
HampshirePhil (111) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle - Ginger oranges with a constant carbonation, little or no forth. Moreish and aromatic hunts of citrus. Very pleasant and not as watery as it looks.
kingstoni (1345) - FINLAND - SEP 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear deep golden color with a foamy off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel and malt. Smooth taste of malt and floral hops. Medium body.
subcombicio (159) - Marghera, ITALY - AUG 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Buona birra di stampo inglese. Niente di particolare, a parte un buon retrogusto simile a thŤ alla pesca., ma amaro. Bevuta in lattina.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - AUG 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is an OK beer, but I would say better on draught than from the bottle where it comes over as "just another bitter".
stoutchap (370) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber pour with fizzy off white head. Nice citrusy and malty aroma. Solid malt flavor moving into some hope bitterness. solid mouthfeel. Nice balanced flavor that stays constant as it warms. Quite a decent brew.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yawn. Nothing to say, move on. Though it was pleasant enough with itís free feeling as in a gift. Itís ok. Not bad at all.