mr_h (1448) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at West Kirk, Ayr - clear amber brown, thin foamy beige head, caramel and berry fruit aroma, very sparse lacing, flavour is woody, burnt caramel, sweetish, malty aftertaste
Beer3000 (3723) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
500 ml bottle. Reddish amber with a fast disappearing off-white head. Aroma is light malt and caramel with a hint of fruit. Flavor is also light malty, some caramel and an unpleasant harsh bitterness. One dimensional and in poor condition.
Getting more and more convinced that British bitters is meant to be served from tap at the pub, at least almost every beer from Strathaven seems to be in a bad condition when hitting the shelves in Norway. Normally I’m not complaining above the price for an import beer either, and of course I will not let the price impact my rating, but it’s anyway ridiculous to pay about £7 for a bottle of British bitter in poor condition.
jd543 (119) - SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2013 Nice red-brown colour. Smooth, creamy texture. Toasty-caramel flavours. Light hoppiness.
Graham77 (86) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2013 Malty, slightly sweet with a well balanced light hoppiness. Does not have the depth of some other red ales but very drinkable beer.
OleR (4247) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 L bottle brought home from Varnaveien Mineralvann, Moss. A ring of beige fisheyes, upon a clear brown-shaded red body. Caramel, dark dried fruits and bread crust on the nose. Toasted dark bready malts and peppery caramel on the tongue. Mild earthy/herbal bitterness. Well-bodied for 4.5 percenter. Short fruity, faint bready malt finish. Pretty good... for a bottled Bitter.
Palme (2252) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
0.5l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This one pours a clear woody-brown body with a small bubbly and quickly sidesticking off-white head. The first thing that hits the nose is sweet raisins and caramel. Also there is a clear oxidized tone all the way here, and it has a hint of butter scotch. Flavors are mild malty with a hint of thin caramel and burned sugar. A soft bitterness all the way and perhaps even some hints of wood. Drinkable, but not especially special . 16.06.2012
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked up at Centra Colosseum in Oslo. 500ml bottle to glass, shared with Finn at a rating session. Red-brown body colour. Tiny, but lasting, beige head, spare lacing. Fruity caramel to the nose. Malt-fruity taste with a good bite of resin. Semi-dry, bittersweet finish. A decent Brit bitter (Tromsø, 18.07.2012).
Finn (3090) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske 0,5l påspandert av og delt med Rune under middag i WC74 18 Jul 12. Brun med litt rødskjær. Medium luftig skum som fester seg til glasset. Karamellaroma. Myk munnfølelse. Søt sherryaroma. Smaken er søte plommer. Litt tørr fruktig ettersmak. Sherryaktig med et søtt helhetsinntrykk.
visionthing (1637) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from Varnaveien mineralvann. Pours clear deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, hops and roasted malt . Sweet and caramelly with a watery feel and a slightly dry, bitter and roasty finish. Short aftertaste, but with some bitterness.
ClubGonzo (2704) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from Centra Colosseum, Oslo, shared with BBGTC. Pours a clear coppery red body with a small white crown. Aroma is caramel, raisins, butterscotch, astringent burnt sugary tones and hints of wet paper. Seems oxidized. Taste is more in that department; burnt sugar tones, flat malty sweetness and hints of raisins and butterscotch. Boring AND spoiled, or just one? In either case: meh.