KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear deep amber with a medium beige head. Sweet arom awith toasted and caramel. Flavour was somehwat sweet and had notes of toasted malt, caramel and floral hops. Finished bitter.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nutty but sweet aroma that even hints at marzipan. Slightly nutty on the flavour too and finishes with a nice touch of bitter hops. Nothing over the top but a pleasant ale to sip.
yespr (28618) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
50 cL bottle. Pours slight cloudy deep orange with a small off-white and creamy head. Spiced hoppy aroma, classic UK bitterhops aroma. Bitter flavoured with a light fruity note and more of that same spiced hoppy flavour. Ends medium dry and spiced. Not my style of UK hops.
KM (296) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Medium brown body. Small white head. Some malty aroma, a bit fresh. Anonymous flavour, malty. (At home, 27.06.08)
liinis (1429) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
murky amber with small white head. Not bitter enough. some hints of flowers caramel and something... too thin. Good beer anyway.
Lunkie (1303) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2008
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Smokey malt aroma with stale ashtray. Clear red brown colour with great head and lacing. Stale malt flavour. Flat palate.
gam (2900) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thin head,carbonation medium but okay,misty amber pour.Aroma grassy,malt.Flavour bitter,melon note,tastes of new hops has that green fresh taste at the beginning and the end with a bitter finish.
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2008 Bottle from Systembolaget. My notes on this beer were brief (that’s never a good sign). Very average bitter that gets lost in a crowd of similar versions. Malty more than hoppy, with a jammy earthy character.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A murky mid brown coloured beer with an off-white ring of bubbles and some lacing. An earthy very English beer with some good hops and some fruity notes. There’s a slightly worrying tinny note, and obvious pasteurization, but it’s not too bad.
DruncanVeasey (6595) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2010 Distinctive musty hopsack aroma (Goldings) with peppery hops, toffee and a background egginess. Sniff that. Copper with off-white suds and lace. Smooth and sulphurous palate oozing slightly orange-accented yeastiness, spicy hops, peanut butter and egg custard (YES). It actually almost tastes alive. Blindfolded, would swear it was Badger (the brewer). Afters long, caramelised, sprinkled with oaty biscuit, and sneakingly alcoholic. Drank this far too cold, and a lot of character still came across. As pasteurised English bitters go, hoppy, fresh and excellent. (737414).
(RERATE: Bottle from B+M. Copper with a huge, tufting bloom of off-white suds. Marstons-style aroma: raw eggs, dogs, wet dough..sprinkle of nutmeg. Utterly still with soporific notes of cherry, hay, mineral-heavy water and...yes, egg custard again. Astringent finish with a dollop of salvaging creaminess. Not good.