f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a nice reddish-brown color with a minimal white head. Slight toffee aroma leads into a good dose of carmel malt flavor. Watery finish. A nice English ale.
bmackenzie (40) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Regional Wines and Spirits.
Pours a dark ruby red with thin, wispy head. Aroma of toffee and a hint of licorice. More toffee and caramel malt up front with a slight sweet fruitiness to go with more licorice through the middle. Disappointing mouth feel and watery finish but pleasant bitterness.
I have fond memories of a pint of this on the pump but underwhelmed at the moment.
dj (526) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 568ml, 5.2% ABV. An average diminishing head. A nice strong malty, fruity (citrus) aroma. Clear dark amber appearance. An average bitter but somewhat watery finish. My bottle had been mistreated before I got it and was leaking a bit and flat carbonation-wise, but I’ve tried not to mark it down for this...
anders37 (18541) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Dark ruby colour with an off-white head. Fruity caramel aroma. Malty fruity flavor with some bitterness and some hints of caramel. Malty bitter aftertaste.
Lunkie (1532) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2006
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Slight hop malt aroma. Clear red brown colour with good head and lacing. Malt hop flavour. Flat palate.
yngwie (14762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Almost copper-colored with a fluffy off-white head, leaving nice lacings. Very mild aroma of fruitiness, hops and roastiness. The flavor is a bit boring, but pleasant, with caramel, hops and fruity sweetness. Nice, pleasant finish. (060407)
Hanratty (36) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint bottle: A very well made commercial beer. Dark amber with medium head, some lacing. Sweet malt taste some fruit notes. Medium bitter finish. Medium body.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint Bottle. Brown with a thick head that lasts. The aroma is roasted barley and hops. Sweet and heavy with almost no bitterness. The sweetness is almost to much.
gnoff (8140) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2012 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 3/13/2006 3:44:16 PM
Bottle at Score Sportsbar, Gothenburg, Sweden. My version had 5.2% ABV.
Nice red-brown color, white head. Fresh a bit spicy hoppy scent. Nice bitterness. Taste is fairly mild.
Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg, on July 27, 2012
Pump clip marked 5.5% and "English Premium Bitter".
Clear copper to brown color, tan head. Fruity, bread, caramel, malty, chalk taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
KnutAlbert (6339) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not an outstanding bitter, perhaps, but as good as it gets when canned. Some malt and lots of aromatic hops. Very easy drinking and enjoyable on a night when you don’t want anything more complex.
Slightly weaker version availoable in Norway.