CH-303 (1300) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Dark brown/amber. Not much head, and shortlived. More head when warmer.
Aroma: Malt and hops. Toffee.
Taste: Malt and sweet. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Nothing special.
Info: 500ml bottle, 27/11-2007
Rune (7249) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle at a drinking session in Tromsø. Amber body with a white, bubbly head. Moderate smell om flowers and malt. Slightly spiced hoppy flavour with a rounded bitterness in the finish (14.06.2008).
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 16, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Botella. Clear golden amber with a medium creamy bubbly off-white head leaving a good sticky lacing. Fruity and malty aroma with some bitter hops. Good mouthfeel. Mild fruity flavour with toasted malt, some caramel, mild bitter hops and grass. Dry mild bitter finish.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of fresh, leafy hops, some decent malt underpinning, amber, with a small off-white head. Flavour has a malty start, backed up nicely with a bitter hops infusion. Balanced, light bodied, a dry finish, pleasing mouthfeel. A very good session ale. Thanks to My neighbor Jean’s sister Dorothy. A very nice treat.
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 (250) - 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 (1693) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - 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 (10708) - 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 (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, 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]