berkshirejohn (4126) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from Real Ale Ltd, Twickenham. Gold with a frothing white head; effervescent; light farmyard aroma; citrus flavour with some biscuity malts; and light dry hops to finish. An excellent eordinary bitter.
SaintMatty (4521) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle - Amber in colour. Malty and fruity aroma with hints of caramel and dried fruit. Nicely balanced taste with malt, dried fruit and hints of caramel, nuts and some faint grapefruit notes. Nothing remarkable, but tasty and it’s a decent bitter.
Fin (6933) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, many thanks to Craig (cgarvieuk) for this one A warm golden beer nice malty, fruity, hoppy nose. This was a very pleasant beer quite fruity and full of flavour, nice soft bitterness, good beer.
cgarvieuk (12877) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
an amber coloured ale, little malt in the aroma, fruity malt that way to bitter in linger
StueyD (1042) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden brown coloured beer with a strong white head. A hoppy nose with a citrusy edge. A dry hoppiness in the initial taste followed by a somewhat sweet yeasty malt flavour, but not unpleasant, the finish is dry. (Bottle - Purchased from The World of Wines, Southsea, Hampshire).
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bottle (courtesy of the London crew), a clear amber with no head. A juicy hop aroma, hinting of passionfruit. An oh so smooth mouthfeel with a nice long bitter finish releasing flowery and fruity flavours. Yum.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2006 Nov 07 Gravity Cask @ Southwick Brewhouse. A nice traditional bitter with pleanty of and rounded almost floral hops. Quite sessionable 3.3
Feb 06BCA (BBE Jan 07). Suprisingly a yeasty TCP nose which hides most of the hop character. Plain nasty which is odd given the usual high quality of Oakleaf. Av rating given.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Fairly decent. dry crackery malts, and some fresh citric flowery hops, some metallic bitterness, which i didn’t fancy too much, but this was quite nice and very drinkable. Good amount of character given thaat the abv is only 3.8%.
SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Conditioned from Beer Essentials, Horsham. Fresh, fragrant and very, very tasty. Little puddles of soft toffee with tree bark, orange peel and white lillies. A big rush of a beer. Splendid!
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled.Misty golden colour, poured with almost no head. Lovely light hop aroma. A genuine bitter, punching well above its weight and perfect as a session ale. Thanks to Ray and Bill for butting me onto the Beer Essentials whilst I was in Horsham.