StuffWine (78) - Perth, - DEC 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a honey amber hue with a head that took much encouragement but formed up nicely, creamy of very slight off white, reasonably lasting. Aroma a delightful whack of caramel malts with slight touch of honey and perhaps grassy/floral hints. Taste of a classic enlish bitter mith a mix of orange rind and honey coming through niecly, followed by a mild bitter finish that sticks around. Palate let this beer down, was thin and a little too oily with hardly any carbonation (intended?). Overall, a nice beer that actually gives the full impression of Britishness!.
beer-yum (52) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reasonable session beer. Slightly bitter balance (as advertised) but missing a bit of body and/or a little watery to my mind/taste. Still, a nice beer overall and I wouldn’t turn one down if offered again.
Kavu (1565) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5l bottle from Tesco. Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is malts with a hint of fruits. Flavor is bitter malts with some fruits and a slightly hoppy finish. Quite basic bitter imo. Decent.
Braastad (116) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden colour. In addition to sweet malts there is a nice hoppy aroma.
Good body and balance, like an ESB really.
flying_pig (610) - SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle from Asda (£1.99):
Solid bitter aroma to start with strong earthy notes and a lot of bitterness along with some caramel and earthy notes. There is an earthy hop aroma to but this is followed by an unexpected citrus aroma and some sweeter fruits along with a few floral notes.
Bright, amber brown to copper colour with a thick looking lacing for a head that looks like a layer of foam on top of the clear beer.
Earthy malts and subdued hops from the nose there is the citrus taste as well but this is more up front than it was on the nose. There is a trace of biscuit and some caramel too along with lemon zest and a touch of spice.
Medium and smooth body with medium to moderate bitterness and the slightest of citrus tangs on top of this. Well balanced and easy to drink with a crisp, well carbonated finish.
A basic bitter but has the nice addition of some citrus fruits added on top that gives it a new dimension and helps it go down pretty easily. Whilst not one that I’d go back to all that often, this one is a nice beer and worth a try.
cthistle (6) - SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden with white diminishing head. Citrus aroma. Hoppy flavours with citrus aftertaste. Pleasant but not special.
almahony (7) - - MAR 25, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Woodland Tavern L.Spa. Poured beautifully with a full head which remained for quite a while. Soft hop aroma. Caramel and butterscotch maltiness with a a crisp bitter finish. Delicious and very well kept.
Martin243 (475) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle, round at nephew Johns, poured in an English pint. Golden, with a white head.Caramel & honey aroma. Similar flavours, but offset by pleasant herbal hoppiness. I enjoyed this much more than I expected to.
ricardotorero (24) - - MAR 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ok beer and worth buying. Probably much better on draught. Agree that it is a little wattery
varanid99 (244) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mid gold pour with a thin white head. Aroma was floral, sweet, with a weird candy smell. Taste was biscuity but i also got musk sticks! Sweet with a little persistent bitterness, a little watery.
Fairground (26) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice! Woody and fresh! Zingy citrus flavours and leaves a nice taste in the mouth