Fin (6667) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from Sainsburys Kidlington. Poured a fairly standard brown maybe a touch darker. Good hoppy and fruity nose, taste was very fruity, quite suprised in fact at the full bodied fruitiness and bitterness of this beer. This was a really decent ESB.
DruncanVeasey (6641) - 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.
Skinnyviking (6240) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Short and quickly disappearing white head. Clear dark brown body. Good looking. Weak fruity barley malt aroma with just a hint of caramel. Flavor is more bitter than expected and relatively tasty, not much caramel though. Low carbonation. Long bitteraftertaste.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange colour with a small white head. Malty, light hoppy aroma and a dry barnyard, fruity taste. Medium body with a dry finish.
Plovmand (6036) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. hazy amber with a medium off white head. Fruity. light marzipan aroma with some hoppy and caramel notes. The flavour is toasted, toffee, fruit and bitter hops. Ends up rather hoppy bitter.
larsga (5821) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big light brown head. Deep red-brown head. Softly wooden metallic aroma of malts with a dark fruity background and notes of tea. Dry tea and malts taste with metallic smoky notes. Slightly thin-bodied. Dry powdery metallic aftertaste. Nice, but not major. (0.5l bottle from Systembolaget, Stockholm.)
downender (5662) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper coloured with a firm, near white head. Aroma was toffeeish. Flavour was similarly of sweet caramel with a redeeming dry finish. Ok.
rosenbergh (5595) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Malmö, Sweden. As Founders English Ale.
Copper colour with small off-white head.
Some caramel sweetness but mostly fruity aroma. Bitter hoppy flavour. Decent Bitter.
KnutAlbert (5571) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle from Systembolaget.
Clear brown, fine head. Nutty, splendid balance between malt and hops, full flavour. Fine lingering bitterness in the finish. Refreshing.
larsniclas (5199) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nutbrown, beige head.
A bit sharp aroma from caramel and toffee.
Rather lively with late bitterness.