chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, - DEC 22, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask (handpump) at the Litten Tree, Westminster, from old notes. I’d always been led to believe Litten Tree Best Bitter was a rebadge of Courage Best, but obviously not. Didn’t pay much attention to the ABV (I’m not sure it was even displayed). Apart from the standard copper colour, this is very poor fare. A dull and lifeless bitter with very little flavour and zero character. Very anaemic and watery. Not helped by being served in poor condition but wouldn’t have been much cop anyway. The best that can be said is that this was an unexpected tick.
weaselkenievil (1094) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I was expecting absolute soapy wank, so I was pleasantly suprised that it was just bland and average. So weak you could give this to babies. Drinkable though, I did and it wasn’t that bad.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask One skim of off-white whatever on top of orange to pale amber beer. No nose apparent. So subdued, that everything in the pub is smellier. Soft-sweet beer, dull and uninteresting. Some doughy "flavour". Sticky in a watery environment. I bet most keg beers are more flavourful than this stuff.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 14, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
cask at the salmon and ball. amber with an artificial-looking lasting creamy head. baking soda aroma, some bitterness and plain flour. watery texture, slightly metallic
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Duke Of Clarence, Bury 15/07/2001
Amber coloured and sweet on the palate. Hoppy malt finish.
Ernest (5860) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask, as Litten Tree Best. Body is light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a light note of diacetyl. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Zzzzzz.
SilkTork (5011) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Litten Tree, Tunbridge Wells. Standard session bitter. Drinkable, but no character or quality.
imdownthepub (9151) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask Conditioned at The Swan, Banbury. Mid brown beer with standard head. Wishy washy malt bitter, low in flavours, low in interest.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty straightforward English bitter.