bluevegie (3064) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not as red in body as previous bitters a touch more preferable, a little bit smoother but once again nothing standing out too much, some dried fruit in taste.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 18/03/2001
Smooth on the palate with some fruit flavour in the aftertaste.
2. Keg Handpump at the Ring O Bells, Weaverham 28/03/2003
AMber golden coloured and malty with a slight hop finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Border Rambler, Carlisle 28/04/2004
Golden amber coloured with some sour fruit aroma. Slightly bitter dry malt finish.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Golden Lion, Dover. 4 February, 2006
Very bland. Made not to harm and very boring. Nothing technically wrong but just dull.
DonMagi (5595) - 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 (3738) - 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 itís been made virtually extinct by Theakstonís Cool Cask which is a very average ale. I canít find the bottles on anymore anymore :( and only know one pub with it on tap.
I guess itís not so popular because of itís low alcohol content. Sometimes itís good just to have a great tasting beer. It doesnít have to always be about getting drunk quick. Too often breweries are replacing great light beers with super strength crap.
Ungstrup (29988) - 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. Itís certainly one of my favorites if not #1. An excellent session beer when you can find it well kept.