Paddywagon (2) - - AUG 14, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Spotted Dog in Flamstead, from cask. Dark amber colour, thin, off white head. Smooth, yes fruity taste, very very drinkable. Fantastic beer.
Erzengel (2708) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth and malty-sweetish beginning. Highly drinkable. Nutty malt aroma, hints of fruit. Nicely smooth. The aftertaste is malty, fresh, hazelnuts with fruity hints. Not much bitterness. Great!!
mR_fr0g (3352) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the farmers boy St Albans. Pale copper colour with thin white head. Aroma is caramel biscuit malt, slight stale and a hint of apple. Flavour is grainy tanin, some caramel. Thin watery palate and some chalk. Not great.
jjsint (827) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2014 Cask @ Lamb, Stoke Goldington. Pours a light brown. Not a lot of head. Malty, vinous smell. Dough, slight astringency, hint of something herby. Soft fruit and toffee. Taste is sweet with a tempering savoury/spicy flavour that lifts it a bit above the ’twiggy/ordinary brown bitter’. Bitterness in the palette. Pretty good, especially for the low ABV.
EdKing (1903) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
House beer at the Rising Sun pub in Berkhamsted brewed by Tring Brewery. Colour is dark brown with some good clarity. Nose is caramel, nutty, little bit of chocolate malt, slightly toasty malt, ale fruity English hop character. Taste as above. Decent beer.
Earlier Rating: 11/26/2011 Total Score: 2.7
Cask in The Kings Arms, Berkhamsted. Colour is light brown bitter. Fruity, Malty light bitter, touch of suphur, possibly on the turn. Caramel and light bitterness.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light citrus and melon aroma, leaving a light sweet and bitter flavour. Mid body, with a mid golden colour. Ok.
BlackHaddock (3885) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
3rd Half at a beerfest in The George Inn, Eccleshall (April 2012). Hand pulled. Amber body with an off-white crown on top. Malts in the nose and taste, good flavours for the alcohol level: this is a fine session beer and I could quiet happily stayed on it all night, but there were other goodies to try!
Fin (7538) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, handpump at The White Horse, Banbury, Oxon 05.03.12 Pours brown, good clarity with a slim white head. This is a textbook BBB, lightly fruity, lightly bitter, some caramel sweetness and with barely a whiff of excitement about it. Despite my rather boring comments on this beer, it was served in good nick, looked great and there was nothing wrong with it all all other than the fact it was a BBB. A6 A5 T5 P3 Ov11 3.0
niquillis (927) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On cask at White Star, Stoke. Pours golden brown with a white head. Quite a caramel hint to this best bitter. Not bad.
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask (handpump) @ Market Porter, 9 Stoney Street, Southwark, London, Greater London, England SE1 9AA.
Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, toffee, acrid bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.