bobinlondon (1257) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2008
2.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Handpulled cask at JDW Ickenham. Light amber with a short lived white head. Pleasent but so ordinary considering its champion status.
sm89walt (1782) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask - West Gate Inn JDW, Canterbury. Light, reddy brown with a thin, readily dissipating ashy-white head. Quite a bitter fruit aroma along with tobacco and cedar. A spicy, piney, grapefruity flavour profile with a, lip-smacking bitter finish. A soft mouthfeel and a rounded session bitter in all.
Fin (7910) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
<i> <b> Cask at the Penny Black, JDW, Bicester, Oxon, </i></b> Pours light amber with good clarity, white head and looks in tip op condition having only just gone on. Tons of hoppy citrussness, quite bitter, a sheen of sweetness, nice and juicy, crisp and drying at end.
cach0rr0 (2) - , Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On the weaker side, but an amazing finish. This beer could be a dessert, as it has just the right mix of bitter, and almost buttery flavour. I loved it, shame I can’t find it anywhere.
TimE (3577) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Liquid autumn color. Apricot nose. Body is med, fairly malty with apricots and apples. Straight forward all the way.
AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Lytham Beer Festival.
Light amber/copper colour. honey and hoppy flavour. above avarage
Rune (8716) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall champion beer of Britain 08 – and winner of the Bitter category. Draught, tutored tasting with Roger Protz at GBBF. Clear, copper-bronze body. Missing head. Malty to the nose. Bitter spicy hops in flavour balanced by biscuit malts. Dry bitter tail. Maybe slightly over the average of bitter British ales (06.08.208).
Svesse (6634) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at GBBF, London, 6 Aug 2008) Copper colour with brief, white head. Malty, fruity nose with apricots and earthy, dusty hops. Fruity taste with notes of apricots, orange and generous doses of earthy hops in a fairly bitter finish. Solid malt foundation. Fairly dry. Probably not the best beer in Britain, but still nice.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 08. Clear amber. Not too hoppy or flavoursome on the nose or at first sip, but it then delivers a fantastic nutty finish and aftertaste. Very nice.
daniele (6003) - ITALY - AUG 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
oro intenso florale luppolo discreto malto leggera maltatura poi amaro da luppolo persistente buona aromaticità