AtronSeige (436) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Fruity hops, caramel,
Appearance: Clear copper body. Frothy, long lasting, small off-white head. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, slight tin. medium sweetness, caramel, bread,
Palate: Medium light body. soft fizzy carbonation
Overall: Very nice! Balanced and drinkable!
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Tanja!
8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter
Rune (7242) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle, shared by Gaute. Deep, dark amber coloured body under a bubbly and lacing off-white head. Malt-fruity nose, mid-sweet. Caramel malts and resin-like hops in the flavour profile, as well as hints of sweet berries. Gentle bittersweet tail. Medium bodied. A well made Brit bitter (Tromsø 24.10.2013).
djoeye (766) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 4.4abv found at Kilpisjärvi Finland.
It’s got a nice head, nice lacing, and a nice dark amber body.
Scents of hops, fruits. Tastes hops, bitter, strawberry hint, and it is quite tasty.
Quite a lot of taste on only 4.4 abv. Ends with sweet malts, and a light bitterness.
Overall a very nice beer.
Enjoyed 2013-10-24 at RateMeet with Rune.
tompete (191) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml can. Pours reddish orange with a tan head. Aroma of spice hops and a little citrus, no malt though. Flavour has some more interesting spices, very different for an English bitter, but nice. Finish is just barely bitter, great balance. Late finish has some interesting woody notes. I like this one.
Rasmus40 (9594) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Systembolaget Hansacompagniet, Malmö. Clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter ifnish. 040913
Cantabrian (742) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I already like this beer because of its name. What else but a great beer would have been named after Canterbury (NZ) Rugby Sports Stadium? – now destroyed by the earthquakes of 2010/2011. And of course there was an airplane which was named after the beer. This is a rather dark, but vibrant cooper ale with minimum head, with that nice, pleasant aroma of caramel malts and biscuits. The flavours are similar, with a very tiny amount of bitterness, squeaking with life at the very finish. The almost absolute sweetness is not overwhelming, and somehow, even with that insignificant presence of bitterness, the beer feels roundly balanced. Nice, creamy mouth feel. Good stuff.
Theydon_Bois (6484) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at JF’s, thanks to Tony, 23/08/13.
Clear golden amber with a good sized frothy light beige head.
Nose is caramel malt, biscuit, toffee.
The taste is a little thinner in comparison, tea bags, toffee, malty, light hop presence.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish with a little hop bitterness.
Ok stuff - better than I’d remembered having not had this for a good 5 or more years.
vadie (454) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Couleur cuivre pâle avec un col blanc moyen. L’arôme est doux, de malt avec un peu de houblon. C’est une bière très lisse et doux avec peu de carbonatation. Le goût est malt léger bien équilibrée avec du houblon.
saxo (13357) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, fruits and hops.
kingstoni (1273) - FINLAND - JUL 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear medium amber color with a thick frothy beige head. Aroma of sweet caramel and nuts. Medium dry taste. Medium low carbonation.