HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not bad, but too many flavours in there for me. Not enough hops and too much fruit.
shoestring (308) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow golden and fluffy indeed. Some frutiness and caramel as usual from Thwaites. I got oranges and apples in there. Nice hoppiness.
sm89walt (1816) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A lightly yellowed golden coloured ale with a fine yet fluffy white head. Fairly strong citric hop aromas and a caramel malt quality. The flavours are again rather hoppy, but this time they’re more spicy in character with some sweet malts on the front of the tongue. A long and clean bitter finish that is often grassy. Perhaps a bit sugary sweet at times but highly drinkable.
BoozyBugger (15) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppier than expected, quite a caramel sweet taste to it. A bit light on the finish, overall not bad but not spectacular
thewolf (11490) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, bought @ my local flower shop(?). Pours a light golden with a small creamy white head. A thin film stays throughout the drinking experience. Aroma is mildly hoppy with apples, grass and slight pine. A little pilsner malts behind it. Perhaps a little thin on the ground. Flavour has only slight malt base behind a heavy dryness with good hop flavours.
SilkTork (5406) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2007
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 Oct, 2007 500ml bottle from Morrisons. A nicely balanced and fairly robust ale with a nice apple tang from the Bramling Cross hops. Some fizz, but not too aggressive, and the barley sugar taste of the pasteurising is not as noticeable as in some other bottled English ales. An OK drink. Buttery and fairly pleasant. [2.8]
June, 2009 A fairly standard and nondescript bottled and pasteurised British bitter. There’s nothing offensive about this - it’s a drinkable beer with some hop awareness and a modest, but acceptable malt backbone - but there’s nothing that makes it stand out either. It lacks life through the procesing it has gone through, but remains quite a pleasant and acceptable drink. [3.0]
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Full bodied strong bitter with much more hopping than I expected. Not incredible but a tasty drink.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate:
Bottle from somewhere random. Golden amber with a thin white film. Hoppy aroma with slight notes of cherry and sugar. Grassy hops continue into the flavour with more cherry and berries and slight medicinal notes. Sugar rush at the finish. It’s ok but all just a little tart where is shouldnt be and the malt is not quite right in some way. Not too bad though.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. An amber coloured beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is fairly hoppy and fruity. Smells pretty fresh. The taste has hints of cardboard but there’s a fairly pleasant berry fruitiness. Some caramel notes. All in all not bad for a Thwaites pasteurized beer.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from sainsburies. Aroma is loads of toffe and caramel amlt, hints a grassy and peppery hop. Taste is similar a good spiceyness too it, and peppery finish. Suprizingly good.
Earlier Rating: 5/2/2007 Total Score: 2.6
Aroma is packed with malt, sweet and a hint of spice. Taste is similar spicey, peppery hops, unbalanced.