hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2008 Cask at the Wellington, Bedford. Pale Golden with a small beige head. Grassy hop aroma. The taste is mildly citric with a little malt, but the hops dominate. If you dropped into an English country pub on a hot afternoon in search of a refreshing, uncomplicated sessionable bitter, and you still had a few miles to walk, this is what you would want to be served. 15.8.07. Cask at Cotswold Arms, Burford, Oxfordshire. Rated 5,4,5,4,13:3.1 10.2.08 Cask at St Aldates Tavern, Oxford. Rated 6,4, 6,,4,13: 3.3
Fin (8699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Merton Beer Festival Sat 18th Feb Cask conditioned.
I have had this on a number of occasions and thoroughly enjoyed this once again, strangely I think I have enjoyed this more in the summer as itís maybe a little light during the cold, dark months of winter, but itís a belter nonetheless.
One of those beers where despite never excelling in each individual department the pooling together of all provides for a superb session bitter. A slightly darker than golden beer with a pleasany hoppy aroma, loads of great zingy flavours jump out a pleasant lingering aftertaste. Excellent. By the way as a previous reviewer mentioned the pumpclip and logo is superb and very simple.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask. I had this several times while in Oxford, and in pubs that were away from the tourists and students, which was wonderful. Gold and copperish in color, with a white head that dissipated to a ring and lacey surface. Aroma was sweet, with its hop and malt characteristics clear. Smooth and silk-like to the mouth and palate. A little oily, but nothing bad. In fact it was sweet compared to most bitters, but well balanced. Wheaty taste of the malts and bitterness of the hops was well matched. Bitterness lingered at the finish, but not too strong. Each time it was fresh and was a great session beer, which I practiced a few times. One of the better ones, although I defer the final verdict to my English friends who are exposed to so many great bitters.
Ungstrup (31419) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Cask at GBBF 2005] A hazy orange beer with an off-white head. The aroma is sweet hoppy - and so is the flavor though added light notes of butter.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask condioned, GBBF 2005:
Tastes of asparagus. Vegetables donít do no good in beer in my opinion. Burnt taste, not very pleasant.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Market Porter, Borough, London .
Bullion gold body, medium sized, fluffy beige head. Strong bitter aroma. Silky, slightly oily texture and mouth feel. Strong bitter flavour with exceptional length and clarity. Yum.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity dispense), GBBF, August 2005. Golden colour. Distinctly hoppy, but more in the style of a session bitter than a golden ale. More earthy than flowery, although there are some light citrus notes. Plenty of bitterness and just a hint of soft malt. A good quaffer.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild, creamy, malt-forward aroma with some herbal hops and light fruity esters apparent. Clear dark blonde with low white head that recedes to very slight ring. Biscuity malts with plenty of caramel and a bitterness that seems initially low but builds throughout. Medium-light body is quite dry with fair carbonation. Cask at GBBF 2005.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned and handpulled at the VAT & Fiddle, Nottingham. The epitome of summer session bitter drinking. Clear amber brown body, thin creamy head, caramel tang on a creamy palate with creeping bitterness towards the end/.
RichardGretton (4469) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF 2005. Golden beer with a light fruity aroma and a dry fruity flavour with a caramel finish. Overall a plain dry and fruity effort.