Finn (4681) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Dog & Duck London W1 26 Apr 06. Bright golden. A small white head. Fruity aroma. Develops into a pleasant bitter aftertaste. Well balanced. A marvellous beer.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Black Friar, London. Dark golden with small creamy head. Fruity hops, tropical fruits, toasted-bread and light caramel in the aroma. Very fruity and strong hop flavor, still very balaced. Finishes fruity-bitter with some caramel and toasted bread notes. This pint is delicious and in perfect condition.
Svesse (6844) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Dog & Duck, Soho, London 23 Apr 2006) Amber colour, not much head. Nose is malty and fruity with grapefruit and oranges. Taste is initially malty, with fruitiness that builds into a nice hoppy, citrussy, dry, long finish. Beautiful, well balanced with a nice hop character.
Dorqui (2127) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Cask at The Feathers (St. James’s - London).
Orange color clearly, much limpid and deprive of head. Bitter aroma, rather present but not much deciding. Much dry and smooth taste with notes of toasted malt and cortex. Bitter and medium alcoholic end, medium persistence.
dbarf (8) - Lancaster, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2006 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely sweet-ish light bitter. Delicate.
Why does anyone in England drink lager?
I suppose it could be spoiled by bad keeping just as any other bitter - but i have had it in a glass or from a bottle many times and i would choose it over most beers.
skortila (4801) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jan Primus. Floral hoppy aroma. Clear, amber-golden coloured with a lasting, thin, white head. Taste is bitter, flowery, hoppy, bit fruity. Watery texture. Okay bitter.
caesar (5648) - 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 (1461) - 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.