ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Slightly hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.
S - Sweet caramel and biscuit malts, grapefruit, citrus, and floral hops, English yeast, and a bit of fruity esters.
T - Sweet caramel and biscuit malts, grapefruit, citrus, pine, and floral hops, some bitterness, English yeast, and some fruity esters.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a bready and lightly bitter finish.
D - Great English Pale Ale. Great balance.
madchemist83 (83) - USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel, dry hop in the nose. Copper brown with white head. Tea notes in the taste, blended with caramel and toffee. A bit of roastinnes. Like any British beer pretty drinkable.
HonusWagner (1630) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m excited to up my top 50 Bitter count to a whopping 2 with this one. It’s just sorta there, though. Mostly a sweet honey maltiness with a lively carbonation. Smell slightly skunked hops, a touch flowery. Kinda what I imagine when I think "bitter" except carbonated and a bit less hoppy than I’d like.
Beerhunter111 (8409) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher weißer Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig, gehopft, getreidig, Äpfel. Geschmack sehr malzig, fruchtig, hopfig, etwas nussig, getreidig, süffig.
sulawang (644) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Visual: Pours clear medium orange with a decent creamy head, a small layer of retention, sticky lacing, several clustered fast streams.
Nose: hops, sweet toffee malts (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: smooth, light fizzy, soft crispness
Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) toffee, light roast, clean grainy barley malt, grassy, orange, light metallic
Finish: mild citrus-soft bitter hops, lingering bitter hopped finish.
Summary: A clean, easy-going, sippable yet well-bodied brew. Not outstanding but decent.
AbbeyRoade (401) - Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bitters aren’t my favorite type of beer whatsoever, but this is a good specimen of the type of beer nonetheless. Mild bitterness but not so much that it is difficult to drink. Faintest hint of hop flavor and wee bit of sweet/resinous notes from that to balance the rest of the bitterness out.
Lowenbrau (2247) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 19-11-2014.
BBD: Feb 2015.
In short: smooth pale ale.
Pours quite clear deep golden with little white head. Short head retention, some lacing. Malty, caramel, liquorice aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is smooth, malty, fruity, sweet notes. Quite well balanced and enjoyable.
Garrold (1740) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Asda. The Beer God that is Bob Hunter, before he founded Ossett brewery, used to sell, on average, 36 gallons of this a day at the Beer Engine, on Wakefield Westgate. I think he’d struggle managing that, with this...
jordanrich (9) - - NOV 17, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A malty, bready aroma with touches of toffee and caramel slinking in. Colour is amber, really crisp and clear with a thick head that lingers like crazy. Taste is light initially but gathers body toward the bitter end. Feel is slick, somewhat thin even but warming. Nice beer.
SlackerMads (1707) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear reddish orange with a medium sized off white head. Light buttery, toffee, nuts, metallic, flowers. Overall it is low on flavour and what is coming through is not too appealing, though it gets better as it warms up. Light/medium body, watery texture, light sweet and medium bitter. Dry and quite bitter finish.
Hermod (3460) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle. Bbe April 2015. Pours dark amber, thick off white head. Toffee, caramel, nutty aroma. Crisp, high drinkability. Toffee and caramel, biscuits flavor, happier finish. Excellent stuff. Could drink this every day.