MustangMarkF (225) - Coventry, West Midlands, - SEP 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Bottle. Ive been waiting to try a Westerham Brewery ale for a long time as they are my local brewery to where I grew up. The Best Bitter is VERY dark for a bitter pouring a chestnut brown topped by a small off white head (on a hard pour) but what really hits you is the smell. I can smell this beer strongly from a meter away and Im a smoker!! There’s a huge array of sweet fruitiness, banana, raisins, citrus plum and other dark berries together with roasted malts and caramel. The taste has more of the same but its a lot more watery than it smells. It finishes with a bitter taste of burnt toffee - kinda like the black bits you get if you leave a fruit pie in the oven for a bit too long. Full of character and the smell is amazing but just not quite my thing. Have a bottle of the Scotney Pale Ale - this Bitter gives me great hope for it.
HerrBierkoenig (581) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: 11.15 Pours cloudy golden liquid, small frothy tan head, fell down after a while, Aroma: grass, herbal, citrus, mango, apricot, Taste: medium sweet, light to medium bitter, light sour, hopy, herbal, grass, citrus, grapefruit, apricot, biscuits, mineral, well balanced, refreshing, Palate: medium body, slick texture, average to lively carbonation, long bitter grapefruit finish, Overall: very drinkable and well balanced bitter, enjoyable.
SinH4 (1087) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather dark amber-orange color with small head. Aroma is grassy hops, malty, caramel. Taste is more grassy hops and bitter malts. Carbonation is rather crisp for a British Ale. Okay.
beer0clock (142) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber brown, white head, lacing, carbonation, tastes pretty nice, bottle at bottle shop.
TheJestersBeer (2258) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear pale gold, with a white head.
Hoppy, grassy aroma, caramel, citrus, malt.
Dry, light to medium bodied, mid bitterness, balanced CO2.
Grassy, malty taste, citrus, hops, caramel.
Quite nice. (2014-05-14)
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
No ’Little’ on the badge; clear amber, no head; vinegary aroma, thought it might be off, but no! This had a surprisingly rounded bready / caramel malt flavour well balanced by some wonderful hop flavours - kind of a rum and raisin thing going on, a bit nutty too; as good a best bitter in a bottle as you’re likely to find, would love to give this a go on cask.
Rasmus40 (13911) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Alesbymail. Hazy orange with a tiny off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and a little cheese. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. Somewhat watery. 301013
Rob_D_UK (1265) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber/chestnut. Aroma is citrus and very fruity. Very hoppy taste with a hint of malt in the finish.
saxo (14844) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from AlesByMail.co.uk. Hardly any head. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, bitter hops, fruits, little nuts and malt.
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (from AbM). Slightly hazy orangeish deep golden colour with a small off-white head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is bready and caramel malts with mild nutty, earthy and floral notes. Flavour is quite similar in a nice balance, and also has some slight ripe fruityness to it. Nice wooden and resiny floral bitterness in the finish.