tombyars (1568) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First tasted this in the Winnock Hotel, Drymen in June 1987. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear orange amber in colour with a thick creamy off white head. Sparkling orange peel note in the short refreshing aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a juicy digestive biscuit base with tangy fruit notes of thick cut marmalade and lemon fruit. Spicy hop resins give a dry floral note to the long bitter aftertaste. Finish is malty and zesty with soft citrus flavours sparkling in the throat. An excellent session bitter and well recommended.
birrabona (221) - ITALY - DEC 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap. beautiful amber lit, light, soft.
soft aroma, however, alive and healthy.alla spina in carboazoto.
bella ambrata accesa, leggera, morbida.
soft aromatica, comunque viva e sana.
olio (8881) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Theakston.
Rated on 20110724.
Aroma of mild fruits, grass and citrus. Flavour is the same. Boring.
thomat (3170) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale amber with a medium white head. Fruity with some hop notes. Fruit, malt and hops. Medium to light body with dry finish.
superflyguy (433) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
looks like beer, tastes like beer. it is beer!
but nothing else.
malt and caramel notes and a little fruit. not very bitter. very average, but drinkable.
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had it this after a half of XB and think it lacked a bit taste wise. Very average sort of bitter and that’s what I give it, average ratings, however not a beer I’d turn down a pint of!
greenmanalishi (519) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A very middle-of-the road malty, caramel bitter. Better than John Smiths, but in that kind of sessionable but bland bracket.
txspartan (1014) - Berchem, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Maybe companies should refrain from labelling something as ’best’, when really, it isn’t.
Oakes (14963) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Queen Hotel, Swansea. Amber. Thick sparkler head. Mellow malty character with a mild caramel accent on the palate. Quick, sessionable pint. The nose has a nice spicy hop accent.
fonefan (43166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (handpump) @ NWAF 10, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.
Clear medium amber orange color with a small to average, fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting - diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, molasses, caramel, fruity, light hoppy, light yeasty, UK yeast. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat.