kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tried at the wheatsheaf borough fairly hohum bitter that never really lifts itself above a distictly average rating....very nondescript!
maeib (8275) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Merchants Inn Rugby An amber coloured, headless beer. The aroma has pleasant citricity which is there in bursts in the mouth. Good orangey hop flavours. A nice tasty beer.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask, handpump, at 2nd Wellington BF, Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber with a small white head. Faint smoky malt aroma. Malt persists in the taste, oily and slightly vegetal with a hint of marmite. Mid bitter finish. An interesting bitter which just doesn’t quite work for me.
BEH (1) - USA - APR 7, 2009 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Recently had this beer at a real ale festival served by gravity from a firkin. This is a lovely British bitter. It has a classic light amber color, the head was minimal due in part to the service style. The aroma was a nice blend of malt, woodsy/floral hops with some mild esters and a touch of sulphur from the fermentation. The flavor had a fine balance of English malt and traditional English hop flavors. For a beer of just over 4%ABV there was a lot of complexity in the flavor profile especially on the hop side of things. All in all a very nice drink.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in the hamilton hall. Alround rating: Biscuity caramel malts, grassy english bittering hop, on the sweet side of balanced. Some strange drying tannins start playing with you after a while.
berkshirejohn (4117) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Asda, Folkestone. AMber with a thin white head; fruity aprioct aroma; sweet, light and fruity with apricot and marzipan flabvours; dry and bitter finish. Not bad.
MiP (12987) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF08. Clear dark amber colour. Small creamy white head. Mild malty flavour. Low to medium bitterness. Hint of aroma hops in the finish.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at postal order, crystal palace. Aroma is creamy, malt, sweet. Some alcohol. Pours a cloudy amber coloured beer. Taste is sweet, hoppy. Quite simple but nice.
Hugh (153) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: Brownish colour. This is exactly what it says it is, a typical best bitter, a drinker’s beer not an entry for Extreme Hop Hammer of the year. When I’d finished I quite fancied another one, which is just as it should be.
AndrewC (308) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle Conditioned. Good ruby chestnut brown coloured beer. Bit of caramel and nut but the astringent, unsophisticated hop, dominated. I’ve had this before and it was better. Overall disappointing