imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber gold with big foamy off white head and creamy lace. Aromas of pine, grass, citrus, a touch of unpleasant yeast, but a nice caramel maltiness. Med light carbonation, Light medium body, a generous bitterness, and a lightly sharp mineral yeSt character. Lingering malt yeast and hop balance. Satisfying and tasty, but the aroma does it the most justice.
mice (171) - FINLAND - JUL 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Samea, kuparinruskea olut kohtalaisella vaalealla vaahdolla. Tuoksu eksoottisen hedemäinen, havuinen, toffeinen. Maku samoin hedelmäinen, ehkä mangoinen, havuinen ja toffeinen. Raikasta juotavaa. Melko kevyt suutuntuma ja runko aavistuksen ohut, mutta todella loistava mieto maitokauppaolut tässä on kyseessä!
thellgren (758) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 l bottle from K-Citymarket Ruoholahti, Helsinki. Aroma has citrus like hops. Looks like amber clear bitter with small head. Taste has pale citrus hops. Also some minerals or herbs which make the palate crisp but not bitter. More like a Session English Pale Ale? Anyway, better than most English bitters.
kapusil (1121) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33l bottle. Orange body with a quickly disappearing white head. Classic New Zealand hop character in the aroma with notes of elderflower and bubble gum escorted by grapes and hay. Taste of elderflower, grapeseed, pine and some grains. Quite watery. Not bad at all, it’s just a bit weak in body and complexity.
Moebbels (684) - FINLAND - MAY 31, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear dark orange body with a fluffy white head. Nose has notes of menthol, caramel and metal. Taste is also dry with a metallic bitter finish. Carbonation is a bit high for a bitter and the palate is quite light. This is a miss as a bitter, perfectly drinkable beer nonetheless.
rosenbergh (10000) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. BB 26/06/2016. (K-Citymarket) Tampere, Finland.
Clear amber color with a small white head.
Fruity hops, mild bitterness, wood and dry malt in the aroma. Feels stronger. Something very Italian in the aroma.
The flavor is dryness, mild bitterness, herbal hops, malt and some wood. Not bad.
TBone (15913) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml (K-Kamppi)
Hazy amber-orange color, small off-white head. Dry but fruity aroma with light hoppyness. Light-bodied. Dry, orange peels, citrus, mango, even a bit funky. Not really a bitter. Suprised to read that this is top 50 bitter.
Kavu (3921) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33l bottle from K-Citymarket Ruoholahti. Pours hazy amber with a medium head. Aroma is slightly fruity malts with some yeast. Flavor is creamy malts, some fruits, some yeast and some hops. Pretty decent.
FatPhil (13312) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki)
Pale orange, large tight persistent fluffy head. Blandish sweet fruity aroma, more a pale ale than a bitter, if you’re having to distinguish the two, slight soapy aspect. Thinnish palate, a bit watery, but an immediate carbonic acid and bittering hop bite. Taste quite yeasty, malts pretty low in comparison - I did pour it clear. Some bitter liquorice root in the finish. A bit dirty. Very naff bitter, not recognisable as a bitter, even. This is surprising, I normally really like Toccalmatto.
eduardovl (1324) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle served in regular glass. Purchased at Craftissimo - Hong Kong.
A: Pours a cloudy copper red color big and creamy light yellow head with good retention that leaves lots of thin lingering lacings in the glass.
S: Floral nose. Strong notes of herby, grassy and piny hops. Caramel malts and earthy yeasts.
T: Slightly sweet upfront taste. Strong notes of caramel malts and citrus fruits. Notes of grapefruit, pine and resin. Good hops bitterness. Persistent and refreshing hops bitterness.
M: Light to medium body. Average carbonation. Caramel, resin, pine and grapefruit in the aftertaste.
O: Excellent drinkability. Great English Bitter made in an italian way.
tiong (6266) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from K-Citymarket Sello. Pours copper orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of floral notes, caramel, earthiness, malts, hints of pine. Taste is smooth, floral and malty with some hints of caramel, earthiness and grass. Finish is smooth, fruity and slightly malty with hints of earthiness and floral notes. A nice and smooth malty bitter with an interesting hop profile.