halfonit (1099) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark brown color. Aroma is of citrus and malts. Taste consists of malts, citrus, and spices. Aftertaste is a sweeter one.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2525-20091011] 500mL bottle. Fruity apple yeast tea cranberry aroma. Hazy, light brown orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter cranberry-apple tea flavour has a nice finish. Medium body. Interesting to try.
(c/o mebden, w/ jerc, tuqueboy)
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009-10-11. Lightly hazy amber body, beige head. Mild aroma, lightly caramel kissed toasty malt. 6+ Flavour is similar, sweet malt base, dry toasty malt accents, caramel notes. Average plus palate is a touch flat. Likely a pleasant cask candidate. Pleasant, simple, decent session brew. Bottle from the UK c/o Mabelís brother.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a semi hazy amber brown with a very small white head. Medium sweet aroma with pears, light caramel and nutty. Flavor is very nutty (from the Maris Otter I am sure), malty sweet and a very light earthiness. Low carbonation, light bodied. One of the Best Bitters I have had out of a bottle.
SHANER4 (438) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - Poured murky brownish yellow color with thick foaming head that quickly faded.
Aroma - caramel apples and sweet pears.
Flavor - tasted like the aroma... apples, pears and some sweet caramel malt.
Palate - Light/medium bodied with average carbonation. Goes down easy and finish is somewhat bitter.
Overall - I am actually surprised by this beer. Paid $1 for this beer and liked it. Its nothing that great but easy to drink and very cheap!!
puboflyons (1672) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 1 pt. 0.9 fl. oz. bottle marked L8009-13:33. It pours amber-red and a tad cloudier than I would expect with a short-lasting, thin head. Overall the aroma is sweeter with a floral hop background and something akin to apples or pears. It is a full-bodied texture that has a dose of sweet malts and warm bitterness to it. This is my favorite beer style and this one passes the test.
downender (5610) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in colour with a decent, off-white head. Sweetish, malty aroma with a touch of fruit. Malty flavour with caramel, some earthiness and bittering hop finish. Good.
pistolpete (203) - USA - AUG 9, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle... as with the other offering i tried from watkin, it was very bland ith not a whole not going.... drinkable thats about it
jgb9348 (4276) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Finally Welsh Beer here in the States - I wonder if itís because of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival?!? Deep dark brown amber tinted colour with some haziness and a thinnish tan head - nice! Aroma of bitter nuts, apples, malt, yeast and a light bit of hops. Med-bodied; Mild malty flavour with some apple tastes tucked in with a little yeast and caramel and some mild figs too. Aftertaste shows some bitterness, but relatively mild along with the taste. Overall, a fairly typical bitter, with perhaps a bit more carbonation, more apple tastes and some mild nuts - decent, but Iím happier to have my first beer from Swansea! I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits in Washington, DC on 25-July-2009, sampled four days later at home here.
nearbeer (3278) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml. Hazy copper with a lasting disc of creamy foam and nice lacing. Earthy-spiced caramel apple aroma. Flavor is the same with some tart cinnamon apple, nutmeg and toffee-caramel on front and a crisp, dry-spicy finish. Hints of bitter chocolate and roasted pecan. Later sips seems to have some traces of smoke and peat as well. Near-medium body is smoothly carbonated and well-dried on the finish. Nice session bitter.