kerenmk (2300) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 28, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Fighting Cock, Bradford, September 2013. Bright gold with white head. Pumpkin seeds and jasmine aroma, very little butterish taste, a little burning and mildly bitter. Medium body, long, nettle-like finish.
OwainTurner (315) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Half pint somewhere in London. Golden, slightly cloudy amber. Nice bitter sweet balance. Not an amazing beer, but easy to drink.
allmyvinyl (3181) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Thomson’s. Pours golden yellow with good white head. Merest touch of carbonation. Aromas of bready malt and spicey hops. Some honey on the taste, but good balancing bitterness. Much better than the bottle.
SarkyNorthener (1876) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask@national brewery centre, burton. Golden amber beer with a medium head and very good lacing. Aroma is bready and yeast. Taste is bready, malts, some pepper and bittering hops. Very good solid bitter.
Desverger (1845) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask@Taylors in Streatham, London - Amber/bronze pour with white head. Sweet malty light caramel base, with some slight hopping on the palate. Drunk this many times in different places and never has a bad pint of this. Classic bitter.
DanielFullard (24) - Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Classic ale....tasty, good lasting taste, full
Bodied. Worthy of its status
BOSSbrewer (1599) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the best bitters I've had. Lots of flavor and aroma of sweet malt. Orange/yellow little head but nice lacing. Had at the Blue Posts in London.
tommann (2704) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Mug House, Bewdley. Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma is creamy, bready malt with a touch of banana from the hops. Taste has lots of bready malt and toast with a strong bitter finish. Touch if sulphur. Creamy mouthfeel.
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
This super smooth, quintessential Bitter marries leafy, peppery hops to honeyed, lightly caramelized malts for an impeccable pint.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sticky head of foam covers the clear amber, lacing beautifully.
-Drinkability is very high.
-The nose could be better developed, in my tastes anyway.
-The leafy hop bitterness is long lasting.
-A subtle orange-y fruitiness gives the flavour profile more depth.
-A mineral touch is found in the nose (not nearly as intense as the one I had gotten in the bottled version).
On cask at The White Horse, Oxford.
Ralphie123 (1) - - JUN 22, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The best bitter I have ever tasted, beautiful hoppy finish and lingering maltiness. But the head disappears a bit too quickly in this Cambridgeshire pub; it just doesn’t travel too well outside Yorkshire!