ianwelby (744) - - APR 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper pint with a thick creamy head. Not much aroma at all. Nut and malt taste and it’s an almost creamy beer. Not special bit I could drink it at a push.
FatPhil (10841) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught (Regal (JDW), Cambridge)
Woh - this is a time machine! I’m back in the 80s. Every beer tasted like this back then. A dull bitter, undergrowthy and a bit minerally. Not a bitter for me. Not really any brewing flaws, it’s just a style that doesn’t do it for me.
leaparsons (8832) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, The Highcross, Leicester. Amber brown with a cream head. Aromas are toffee with raisins and lemon. Dusty yeast with herbal notes and green apple. Flavours are nutty weetabix with bittersweet lemon and a green apple bite. Raisins with a bready, dry finish. Merely OK.
mighty_meadow (303) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint in the Salt Cot ( JDW)
Malty aroma and taste. Slight citrus in the finish. Looks good and as usual for this pub, well kept but nothing much to distinguish it from other beers of this style. In saying that, it was just what I was looking for today.
tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on the 21st February 2015. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear tawny in colour with a thin white head. slight malty aroma with warm yeasty bread overtones present. Thin weak mouthfeel and poor lacing. Mixed malts give a mild maltloaf base with hints of berry fruit but too weak to identify. Dusty earthy flavour to the hop prickle giving a weak bitter aftertaste. Finish is malty but rather weak as it runs out of legs - needing more oomph as you would think this was more like a 3.6% instead. A poor session ESB, lacking in body and depth of flavour.
Towey1989 (591) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2015 Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A deep brown colour with a thin off white head. Aromas of sweet malt, caramel and biscuit. Taste is pretty much the same. Soft carbonation and medium bodied. A lingering bitter aftertaste. An average traditional bitter.
berkshirejohn (5151) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Pale copper with a loose cream head; aroma of sour grains; sweet malty taste; and a dry biscuity finish. A straightforward traditional bitter.
GuideDogSaint (807) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Encore, Southampton. Pours dark brown with a white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. A little oily. Bitter sweet finish.
niquillis (1784) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On cask at wagon works, jdw, eastleigh. Pours mid brown with off white head. Ok withouth standing out. Averageness in a glass. Some caramel.
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Bell in Waltham st Lawrence. Necked this quickly to get something better. A dull light brown beer.
Leighton (13954) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013 - London. Pours clear, dark gold with a frothy white cap. Leafy hops in the nose, wood, dry bread. Light sweet flavor with faint tangy fruits, bread, caramel. Light bodied with average carbonation. Mild sweetness to finish, simple bready malts, leafy bitterness. Fine.