Jimthechap (1420) - Christchurch, - MAY 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good bitter amber colour with a carpet of white head and plenty of sparkle in the glass. Maris Otter malt dominates the aroma spectrum with some useful mandarin juice and tangelo aromas. Slightly tropical flower scents too, hibiscus perhaps? Plenty of prickly mouthfeel and then just the most succulent citrus sweets. On-going carbonation and and slight grassy bitterness, as if you’ve picked a piece of grass and sucked some of the juice from the end. This is a good ambassador beer, not just in the style but also for the brewery. It hasn’t the body of a lot of British bitters, but it has character in spadefuls.
campbega (32) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle from Waitrose. Pours pale gold, moderate head but dissipates quickly. Great session beer. Slight carbonation. Citrus aromas with smooth bitter finish.
Beerhunter111 (2795) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.
CraftBeerNick (701) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at someone’s house, 1st February 14. Fizzy for an ale, pretty bland, managed to force a couple of bottles down
kufdam (119) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Amber colour beer. Buttery malt with lemony hop. Williamette bring a spiciness.
zvikar (2567) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks kerenmk. 4.4%. Pours deep yellow with a nice head, aroma of grain, sweetness, some fruits, flavor is bitter and clean with malt and diacetyl, light bodied
Sarpa (629) - FINLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl from Sokos @ home. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of biscuit, hops, malts. Sweet, malty, some hay and european hops in the flavor.
StuartC (12) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Fyne Wines, Argyll. Pale gold in colour with an early clearing head. Cookie-dough and chocolate chip aromas with rich malt cereal tones. Clean and smooth texture, light fizz, almost void of any hop character - only very subtle lemon, coriander seed adding lightness to the toasty wholegrain palate; and touches of bittering hops on the finish. A deliciously easy drinking session ale, not overwhelmed by eccentric hops and so allowing the malts to carry the tone.
Tom303 (61) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely golden colour with sweet malty orangey aroma. Taste to follow, overall sweet and fruity with a mild bitter balance. Very tasty
s_hartshorne (446) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle asda. Amber colour not much head. Aroma is aroma is orange and pepper. Taste orange citrus with good hop bitterness and sweet malt finish well balanced. Medium body and carbonation. Ok beer.
Mr_Pink_152 (180) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer I now widely available in bottle from UK supermarkets. This is a great beer that I come back yo time and again.