VinegarStroke (289) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: clear, straw, medium head and good lace. Dull, yeasty, funky, aroma, malt and citrus. Dry, not sour but moderately bitter. Lacks depth of flavor. Very good commercial beer or weak craft beer.
This bottle might be stale.
PapaSkeetSkeet (925) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber with a cm of moderate-coarseness tan head that fades moderate-to-moderate-slow. Aroma of biscuit, some raw sugar, touch of banana (slightly caramelized), wet grasses and hint of mineral content and moist pastry. Body is watery with hint of oil, medium-light-to-light weight, moderate carbonation, somewhat creamy, moderate burn. Flavor is biscuit, touch of grain, hint of banana, grassy herbal finish, refreshing bitterness with that revisits on the exhale, just a hint of astringency in it. Relatively weak flavor profile compared to the aroma and to bigger beers. Overall, a yummy bitter! I love the subtle banana notes (but wish the bitterness was just a bit softer.)
beer-yum (655) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deserved benchmark of the style (English Pale Ale). The aroma and flavour are significantly better than could reasonably be expected given the strength.
madchemist83 (102) - 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 (1632) - 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 (8678) - 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 (656) - 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 (413) - 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 (2343) - 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 (1908) - 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...