Gr0ve (2083) - Oslo, - FEB 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Amber colour. Not entirely clear, but
almost. Medium-sized coarse off-white head. Earthy hops with a light
citrusy note. Crisp citrusy hop flavours and a grainy, almost
powdery, malt flavour. Soft carbonation. Overall crisp and
refreshing. A great thirst quencher that also has a lot of flavour
and a nice texture.
JorgeLee (966) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Deep copper colour. Low carbonation, nice to have a bottled beer that isnít overly fizzy. Fairly standard English bitter, well balanced with marmelade fruit and a bitter hop finish. I slightly prefer these on tap.
MarkoNm (41) - SLOVENIA - DEC 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours with a sort of amber / bronze color and virtually no foam. Also itís lacking some carbonation perhaps.
Smell is sweet and malty, with some hops oin the back, but itís got that bourbon / medicine aroma also present.
Taste is nice, slightly sweet at first but decently bitter afterwards. It could be better with a bit more carbo, but still a decent one.
FatPhil (8126) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)
Aroma is a simple bitter sweetish barley, a touch of apple, but there are clearly some hops too. Pretty much a "classic" 1980s "best" bitter, I grew up drinking cheaper versions of this. Certainly an easy drinker, itís just a simple bitter. Nice dry bitter hoppy finish, a bit of a tingle, almost papery or walnut papers. This may be dead, but itís a perfectly adequate 4% bitter.
artyom (296) - Osijek, CROATIA - AUG 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5l bottle. Copper color. Aroma is mostly hops, just like the taste. Very nice bitterness. Overall itís really good and tasty beer.
Marduk (1690) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Dark caramel color. Medium size thick off-white head, stays. Sweet, grapefruit, toffee in aroma. Roasted malts, grainy, slightly grassy in flavor. Watery texture. Medium bitter aftertaste.
minutemat (456) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in the park. Good dark aroma.. very malty.. earthy with moss and bark.. grassy albeit bitter finish.
Douberd (1263) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 500 ml at home. Poured into my Guinness glass. ABV 4.1%
Bright copper orange with caramel hues, one finger of slighty off-white head on top, with low retention but with satisfying lacing left behind.
Aroma is if faint hops, hints of caramel, some light roasted malts.
Nice bitterness on the taste, with long duration. Hints of caramel here too, english hops.
Medium thin body, light carbonation.
Overall nice bitter with high drinkability.
Jimmythespoon (408) - CYPRUS - JUL 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light pissy colour, just as light body, no aroma very boring. Nothing special and would not drink this again.
Palme (2724) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5l bottle. This is a crystal clear dark wood golden one with a small bubbly and quite lacing off-white top. Smalls nice with a good amount of chocolate. Itís light fruit hoppy as and quite malty as well. Think this is my kind of bitter. A nice sweet aroma. Well, itís not that bad tasting either. A bit thin on the mouthfeel and the carbonation is below average. A good sweetness here, lots if dark caramel thatís well balanced with plenty of bittering hops. I liked this one. One of the better Iíve had from the brewer. 18.05.2013
Miksu (4741) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Amber color. Sweetish aroma with piney and resiny hops. Bitter, slightly sweet, resiny, piney and nutty flavor. Medium body. Not bad, more taste than most bitters of this strenght.