rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at Tennent’s Bar, Glasgow.
Clear golden colour. Bit eggy and light sweet malty with good flavouring hops and medium bitterness.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 28, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Priory Arms, Stockwell. In appearance, aroma and flavour, very much a classic bitter - simple, balanced beer. A bit of woodiness to the flavour but this didn’t taste like a beer that’s been supreme British champion four times. Looking down the comments, it seems that it can vary from average to sublime - I must have caught it at the former.
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Stanley Arms in Aughton. I can’t remember ever having a bad pint of this beer Pours clear and golden, crisp taste in the mouth, hoppy with hints of citrus.
blankboy (6509) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Hale’s Pub, Harrogate. Pours a great-looking clear gold with an average size mostly-lasting creamy white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Mild aroma of sweet malt, fruit and hops. Slightly mild but tasty flavour of sweet malt, fruit and hops with a decent bitter finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Great stuff, an excellent session Bitter!
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 17, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at various pubs in London. A fully golden brown beer with a whitish head. The nose is of hops and caramel. Rather earthy with some sulphur. The taste is mainly of marmite. Earthy. The mouthfeel wasn’ t impressive at all. The beer left a beautiful lacing. Decently hoppy with a bitter finish. This bitter lacks in power.
FatPhil (10610) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2007).
Ginger and citrus in perfect balance. Very long lasting hoppy bitter aftertaste, which is most welcome.
cgarvieuk (16998) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber, light spicy hop, smooth light malt with a light spicy bitter linger , very juicy.
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[CASK: The Metropolitan, West Didsbury, Manchester 04/08/06] A very pleasing taste, quite light and sweet. Pale and easy drinking. Citrus taste makes it undistandable why it’s Marilyn Monroe’s favorie pints.
downender (6880) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011 Cask conditioned at the Victoria, Clifton Lido, Bristol 15/4/07. This pint was served in an excellent state of quality, hence the rating. Golden with thin, lacy head. Plenty of hops and elderflowers in the aroma. Excellent bitter flavour with a hint of biscuity malt in the finish. One of the UK’s best and far better than the bottled version [4.0]. Re-rate 2011 at the Mall, Clifton, Bristol. Far sweeter than I remembered, with some toffee notes and less crisp malts, Nothing special [3.2]
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 cask @ the blue eye maid, se1. Gold with thin white head. Thick lace. Fruity hop aroma. Taste of hops, lemongrass, oak and malts with hints of fruit. Long bitter finish of lemon rind with light spice. (5,3, 7, 3, 14)
Re-Rate from The Water Poet, Spitalfields.
I’ve heard this is one of those beers that’s easy to come by but not always in the best condition. I have to consider myself lucky as I’ve had several good ’uns.
Opaque gold with a thin white head. Nose of tropical fruits, hops, orange and malt in the distance. Fresh grassy hops, much like lemongrass, balanced with a nice well rounded malt edge and a dry finish. Went down a treat.