EdKing (2230) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper in glass, thin white head. Nose is smelly - ’Burton snatch’. Sulphurous and eggy. under that it’s bread yeast and fruity hops. Taste is earthy and minerally with a fruity flavour. Bit of roasted malt. Standard English country bitter.
zexpe (40) - SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An old favourite when I was living down South - reliable if nothing particularly special.
niquillis (2130) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On cask at Black Cock, Blythe Bridge. Poor aroma but an acceptable bitter. Lacks depth and an ordinary beer.
mansquito (4447) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Churchkey, DC cask ($8): Pours a copper color with a nice white head. Aroma is not very powerful, but with enough effort you can just make out the fruity notes. I thought that the taste was an improvement on the smell though. Somewhat bitter and finishing with a pleasant bready taste at the end. Obviously, this is easy drinking, but, as others have said, this beer lacks any real complexity.
argo0 (12496) - Washington DC, USA - APR 26, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask. Clear amber topped by small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/melon, some acetone. taste is moderately sweet, vegetal, some orange, light bread. Light-medium body.
mcberko (10556) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap, pours clear amber. Strange aroma that is sort of reminiscent of dry caramel malts, English hops and a flatulent-like quality. Flavour is much better than the nose with light dried fruits and dry caramel malts - smooth, creamy palate. Decent.
rosenbergh (9144) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at the Folly Bridge, Oxford, England.
Clear deep golden colour with small white head.
Weak aroma. Flavour is mild. Some nuts, wood, malt and fruits.
Very ordinary and average English Bitter. Doesn’t stand out in any way.
greenmanalishi (506) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Oats, malt, perhaps a little liquorice to the flavour. Palate and overall balance a bit disappointing.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
[3177-20100728] Cask. Grainy wet brewery floor aroma with a little steam room sweat. Clear, medium orange amber body with quick foamy off-white bubbles. Grainy malt continues in the flavour. Medium body. Nice for a punt and a pint but an average beer.
(@ Victoria Arms, Oxford, England)
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at The Cellar, Highworth - 25/9/10. Dark amber coloured with a thin head. Fruity taste and a decent beer.