caesar (5500) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2006 Cask, Jan Primus, Utrecht. Tap, Bow Bar Edinburgh. Malty aroma, lots of berries. Slightly sour, quite sweet taste, bit malty. Fairly bitter. Nice.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2011 1. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 06/03/2001
Golden coloured and initially bitter. Sweetness in the aftertaste.
2. Cask Handpump at the George & Dragon, Great Budworth 09/04/2001
Fruity aroma. Poured lively.
3. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 15/04/2001
Fruit and malt flavours. Sweet on the palate.
4. Cask Handpump at the Legh Arms, Acton Bridge 20/04/2001
Less malty than usual but decidedly sweeter on the palate.
5. Cask Handpump at Mr Thomas’ Victorian Chop House, Manchester 23/04/2001
Less sweet this time around, more malt flavour.
6. Cask Handpump at the Hanging Gate, Weaverham 29/05/2001 Fruity with a bitter aftertaste.
7. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 05/06/2001
Pale hoppy and smooth.
8. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 28/11/2003
Golden amber pale and hoppy with a crisp bitter lasting malt finish.
9. Cask Handpump at the George & Dragon, Great Budworth 01/06/2004
Golden coloured pale and hoppy. Slightly dry bitter creamy finish.
10. Cask Handpump at the George & Dragon, Great Budworth 16/11/2004
Golden coloured fruity and pale aromas. Slightly bitter lasting malt finish.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ The Eagle and Child, Oxford (summer ’05). Copper/amber color that was a little cloudy. Fruity aroma. Decent head that dissipated slowly and was white in color. Smooth and clean texture that was sweeter than other bitters, but still retained the bitterness. Included gentle hop and malt flavors, with fruity accent, almost peachy. Nice bitter aftertaste. This was my "last call" before departing, and it was tough work getting some. It has a following, so the well was dry on a few occasions beforehand. It was recommended by my friend who said it was the "champagne of beers," and I trust their assessment, but I sampled bitters that were equal, if not better.
kwik-lime (1424) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not quite sure it lives up to its impresive reputation but a very good bitter nonetheless. Flowery aroma, fruity malty taste with just the right bitterness.
scotty (1072) - SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the Burts Hotel,Melrose. I remember this from years ago in Edinburgh..in the Starbank and a few other pubs as well. This pint was smooth and well balanced,delicious! A fine pint in a fine establishment...quite upmarket and a tad on the pricey side, but well worth a visit if you’re in the area.
PorterCall (44) - (Formerly UK), DENMARK - FEB 3, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, served perfectly at The Harp pub in Covent Garden. Flowery aroma, present in taste as well with sweet fruits, a good hoppy finish. This is a great cask ale. A favourite of mine, try it! Better from the cask but not at all bad from the bottle.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint pulled at the Old Bell Tavern, a clean orange with a filmy head. A flowery malt aroma with a strong malty taste. Very smooth in the mouth with a great bittering finish.
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 19, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 I do not know why it is considered the best bitter, but it was not that bitter, a little sour sometimes, with a sweet backtaste and smell at the begining.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2007 A real legend of an ale, if well kept, it’s most excellent, and this, thankfully, was. Nice off-white head, lovely deep gold colour. Tastes slightly sweet, hoppy, gently easing you into caramel, honey, nut. Leaves a nice aftertaste, not too sweet, slight fruit about it. One of my favourites from the tap to date.
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark yellow with sparse bubly head. Fruit and flowery hops in the aroma. Nice blends of hops combined with a mix of malt and fruits (apple?) makes this a very nice session beer.