gyllenbock (4716) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at SBWF 2014. A bit hazy copper with a white head. Aroma and taste of bread, grass, caramel and some light fruit. The mouthfeel was quite thin. Drinkable but a bit boring to be honest.
Cimbasso (98) - - SEP 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A classic English bitter, with slightly more fruitiness than you would expect from a Northern brew. Pours a clear copper colour with a frothy white head. Aroma of semi-sweet malts and English hops. The taste starts with a slightly toffee-ish sweetness followed by an earthy, fruity bitterness from the hops. There is a very slight hint of burnt match sulphur which contributes to the earthy quality. A very pleasant pint, highly quaffable. It is even better from the cask, if my memories of visits to Wharfdale are correct!
christhoel (82) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber, clear, frothy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, .
it says pale ale on the bottle but its more like bitter to be fair
UXO (219) - CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep copper with a short finger of off-white head, excellent retention and spotty moderate lacing. Nose is fresh light English-style hops and light caramel malt. Taste follows suit, balanced sweet malt and dry, almost earthy hops. Medium body with sustained, almost prickly carbonation and a lingering bitter finish.
Now, that’s a decent bitter. Sufficient malt to support the earthy dry hops, but not so much that the sweetness is overwhelming. I’ve been pretty down on English beers lately - other than IPA’s, obviously - but this is quite nice.
waiake (81) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
deep golden brown with a brief head, hops & faintly malty aroma with fine mildly bitter spicy hoppy flavours, nice, shame I dont have another
mt_hall (119) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Clear, dark copper colour, with a decent foamy head and lively carbonation. Fresh hoppy aromas (subtle English hops, that is.) Sweet malt flavours are balanced by fresh hops and then a dry, earthy finish. Clean, refreshing, and well balanced. Pretty good.
angel77 (983) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella se 50 cl en el festi de Avilés el 11_08_2014, en el momento. Color ámbar bronce con poca espuma blanca. Cuerpo ligero a medio. Más sabor del que me esperaba con toques maltosos algo tostados y dulces. Buena.
matstrange (67) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely creamy head lasting longer than most. The beer itself is a dark gold in colour with moderate carbonation. It has quite a malty flavour rather than a happiness of other pale ales but it’s throughly enjoyable and worth picking up a bottle of.
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice malty aroma. Cloudy amber colour with good head. Excellent bitter hop and malt flavours. Medium creamy body with low carbonation.
magpieken (54) - - AUG 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. BB Jan 15. Pours a pale amber colour with a pillowy off-white head which persisted. Restrained aroma of honey, fruity hops and sweet, caramel malt. Light sweetness at the start gives way to a mineral, light to medium bitter finish. Light to medium body. Nicely balanced and very easy drinking.