eastkenttom (70) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Find this quite boring and musty. Just wasnít into it. Tastes old and tired. Shame really.
FatPhil (9977) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)
Light sweet bitter aroma, does transport me back to England. Some popcorn in the malty base, hopped in a grassy but also extracty way. Palate a bit watery, carbonation quite high. Finish has nice popcorny grains, and slightly harsh, again extracty, hop bitterness. Nothing like the real ale version that Iíve been very impresed with.
VRobertovich (37) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nearly as excellent as from cask. Clear, amber ale, with low carbonation and a white, foamy head. Light-medium bodied. Malts of caramel, bread and biscuit are well balanced by spicy and peppery hops, with notes of peaches and citrus. A lovely, refreshing beer, particularly for the summer. The carbonation on the bottle isnít quite as smooth as from cask, but as bottled beers go, this one keeps remarkably well!
Marduk (3476) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark copper color. Small size, beige head, stays. Faint caramel, very light hops in aroma. Light grains, sweet malts, very light grassy hops in taste. Medium plus carbonation. Soft bitterness.
Vaiz (3730) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Clear deep golden pour, thin white head. Aroma is spicy, malty, English hops, a hint of caramel, cream and slightly fruity. Flavor is solid malty, nice bitter hops and very clean. Well balanced and with a thick body for the low ABV. Nice one.
MalcolmTucker (790) - SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. One of the prime examples of a classic bitter. Caramel, biscuit and a dry hop flavour. An impressive creamy body for the ABV.
blackradioboy (54) - SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Asda. A big sulphur nose. Amber with a big head. Not much body or character. Boring really.
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runaway (68) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500cc bottle pours an almost clear orange gold with a lazy white thin head, aroma is of grains and honey. Taste is malty, buttery and with a lasting funky bitterness. Active and light, but the hopsí flavor and bitter is not doing it for me.
SamTheBarrel (541) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml brown bottle with a label presumably picturing a landlord, poured into a pint. Appearance is clear amber with a large frothy off-white head that reduced quickly, leaving a little lacing. Aroma of caramel, apricot marmalade, honey and bread. Flavours of caramel, bread, toffee and honey. Taste is light-medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium-light bodied, smooth texture and average carbonation. Timothy Taylor ís Landlord is a decent bitter, but I would have liked it stronger and more bitter.
micmillon18 (7) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Freshness note indicated on the bottle.
Aroma - Ample toffee and caramel notes, faint nuttiness. Floral hops.
Appearance - Creamy, off-white head. Pale amber hue; the picture of a perfect bitter. Sporadic lacing coats the glass as the beer is consumed.
Taste - Sweet flavors (Toffee, caramel, pumpernickel bread) are balanced by floral hop bitterness. Finishes semi dry. Previous experiences have recalled a more pronounced bitterness, lending me to believe this bottle may have been on the older side. Nonetheless, an extraordinary well layered drink.
Palate - Snappy, crisp carbonation enhances the experience. Medium bodied.
Overall - If only more U.K. bitters were available in the United States, though few would have the qualities to match this one. Iíd kill to try this one on cask. Easily one of my favorite beers, a desert island choice for sure.