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 couldn’t 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
I’ve seldom seen an english ale pour a head as big as this one! and i’ve 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 (13144) - 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 (20216) - 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.
pivnizub (8724) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Amber coloured, thin but firm and extremely long lasting off-white foam; big herbal hoppiness and many citric notes in the nose; strong hoppy and fruity taste; very long lasting, dry aromatic hoppy finish with some tart fruity notes; well balanced, well hopped, well, well, well..........
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromna has quite alot going on what with hops and citrius fruits kicking about. Appearance gets points for the cool bottle. taste is nothign special as i would expect from a bottled bitter. im still not a big fan of this on cask, so i didnt expect much but better than expected.
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Amber coloured, slightly hazy with a pretty, creamy off-white head. Distinct hoppy nose. Malty body with notes of caramel and nuts. Very hoppy finish. 060805