DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is balanced and maybe a bit minimal, but only goodness going on. Taste is very sessionable balanced goodness.
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 27, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 Who will know that I would like a beer like a BItter?. Well, before it got all settled, I tried and was a little really bitter, but after it was refreshing, and cold enough for being a good one.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[cask at theakston brewery] clear amber colour. Fruity nose with some herbal notes. body is a bit thin, some bitterness in the finish.
iamjond (7) - ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A really nice bitter. I have some very happy memories of this stuff.
My personal experience is that the bottles taste a lot better than cask.
Great shame that it’s been made virtually extinct by Theakston’s Cool Cask which is a very average ale. I can’t find the bottles on anymore anymore :( and only know one pub with it on tap.
I guess it’s not so popular because of it’s low alcohol content. Sometimes it’s good just to have a great tasting beer. It doesn’t have to always be about getting drunk quick. Too often breweries are replacing great light beers with super strength crap.
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Cask at GBBF 2004] An orange beer with white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of honey, while the flavor is fruity combined with honey and a bitter end, but the body is thin.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nitrokegged in the Waterhead hotel, Ambleside. If it had any beerlike aroma it was masked by the nitro and the cold serving temperature. Flavour inoffensive, but I should have gone for wine.
fr21555 (4) - USA - MAY 6, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the greatest ales there are. It’s certainly one of my favorites if not #1. An excellent session beer when you can find it well kept.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - APR 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Cask conditioned] Amber coloured. Fruity aroma. Very nice flavour. Hoppy, herbal. spicy and bitter. Full bodied. I was very surprised to read all the bad ratings of this great brew. Very underrated.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2008 Agreeable malty aroma and good colour though head was thinnish. Flavour had pleasant notes of citrus but the finish lacked the bitterness I wanted. Would buy it again if I was thirsty. 2.1.08 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber with a small white head. Buttered toast malt aroma. Sweet fruity taste. Some bitterness. Pretty sound. Rated 22.214.171.124.13: 3.3
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 28, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very below average bitter, no real body, or head. It is fairly easy to drink, however you end up getting bored half way through it.