DuffMan (6554) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep orange, slightly hazy, moderate head with excellent retention. Caramel and sweet cherries aroma. Caramel, malt, juicy berry fruit, and a touch of green hops. Medium bodied and easy to drink. Very good.
OKBeer (1170) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Golden bronze colour with a fully lasting rocky and frothy off-white head. Floral and woody aroma with caramel notes and metallic hints. Light caramel leading to a fruity, piny, and somewhat minerally bitter finish. Medium bodied, juicy and refreshing.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear orange-copper, weird clumpy head. Uncooked spaghetti aroma like a German pils, and not much else at all. No hop, no yeast character. Juicy, icing sugar, sweet malt, tobacco-ish hop flavour, a bit of creaminess and loads of bitterness. A bit too fizzy. Tastes like a cheap German pils, really. This used to be my all-time favourite bottled British bitter that you could get around here, but in the last few years Iíve only ever had a string of bottles in bad condition. Now I finally get one in good nick and itís just not very good. Weird.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden amber with a very large full head. Smells delicious, very flowery. Quite sweetish to taste, but a nice bitterness to offset and I those Fuggles hops are definitely evident. Very nice, went down too easily. (Though quite different to the Cask version)
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 29, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2005 Tasted 29/11/2005. 500ml bottle from Malthouse, Wellington.
Orangey-gold, not quite bright, with a tight off-white head that laces nicely. Punchy toffee nose at first, showing off the malt, with a flowery citrus aroma coming through later. By god, this is a bitter alright but it is just right. Lovely balance between the long-lasting, prickly, grassy, hop bitterness and a mild caramel underbelly through the middle. Nice dry, lightish mouthfeel but well balanced with a subdued carbonation level. Lives up to its name. Great session drinking, shame I couldnít have another...
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve seldom seen an english ale pour a head as big as this one! and iíve seldom had an english ale so smooth and silky! what a wonderfull hop-taste(grassy, citrussy (in your face!!)). big bitter finish!
BrettM (1) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden copper with creamy white head. Good aroma with slight initial bitterness which increases towards back of tounge. A good full flavoured bitter.
harrisoni (13286) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from Morrisons. Orange beer with thin white head. Earthy hops, some lemon rind. Yeasty in mouth with more earthy hops, dusty lemon. Nice in mouth, good earthy hop finish. Prefer it on draught with a sparkler in Yorkshire
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Mes rate:
Fairly typical bitter. Nothing overly special in any department. Fruity and grassy. Spruce? Plenty of hops and a little too much of the iron filings in there for my liking. LLLLLLLong bitter finish
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Copper coloured, nice foamy white head. Aroma mainly citrus fruits and hops. Flavour is like a standard bitter, fruity hoppy. Aftertaste is kind of dry and fruitish hoppy.