GuideDogSaint (288) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF. This was on our bar so I had a couple of tries of it. Poured mid brown and was pretty lively so glad we weren’t serving pints! Aroma was all toffee. Bitter finish. Quite nice but CBOB...
daniele (5383) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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AdiBeer (1066) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: average bread and caramel malts, some grain. Appearance: clear dark amber, average frothy white head. Taste: moderate sweet. Palate: medium body, light bitters coming up in the average-long finish. Overall: nice Bitter, but prefer the Landlord. Pint at GBBF 2014, Kensington.
Osprey87 (1693) - WALES - AUG 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF. Hazy amber, totally still, small foamy white head. Aroma is soft cheese, malt forward. Body is medium to light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is sweet malt, resinous hop, breathy bitterness. Very drinkable. True to the classic British bitter template, but I’m not sure how it stood out enough to get Champion Beer of Britain.
tayll85 (14) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drinking at the CAMRA 2014 Great British Beer Festival. Champion beer. Tastes great, weirdly a hint of cream soda about it. Very drinkable.
kwik-lime (1306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF 2014. Nicly balanced if generic bitter with biscuity malt and grassy hops. Fine if a bit boring.
gegwilson (1156) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in the Shepherd’s Rest, Sowerby Bridge. Pours amber with a cream head. A pretty standard bitter with biscuity malt and some marmalade notes. Nice enough.
allmyvinyl (3328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The New Bridge, Newcastle. Hadn’t realised this was a pseudonym for the Best. Clear amber pour decent white head and lacing. Malty aromas, toffee malty taste. Sweet finish, thin. Not very interesting bitter.
jamesie1857 (1389) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Stalybridge Buffet Bar October 20, 2013 - Not the most inspiring pint, looked good with its perfectly clear amber body, and pillowy white top, but underneath it was just bland. The nose had a soft malty character to it, a bit of sweet caramel, but the taste was watery with not much interest in it.
Theydon_Bois (8613) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Golden Lion, Osmotherley, 04/10/13.
Clear copper golden with a good sized off white head.
Nose is light caramel, bready malt, light fruit, a little thin in aroma but what there is carries pleasant notes.
Taste carries a touch more depth, caramel, fruit notes, bread dough.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, light bitter notes in the finale.