swooper (1243) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, - FEB 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
surprise fom Asda, light malty aroma, brown, nice brown or dark amber colour, medium sweetness,medium bitterness, gone down nicely, very drinkable, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter, higher average ESB,
johndoughty (3859) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a small head .Lovely malty texture and low carbonation. A gentle bitterness creeps in. Just shows that bitters aren’t all boring.
wimpyjoe (3492) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Bideford Asda. Dark ruby in colour, no head. Has a mild sweetness but a very uninteresting character.
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from Asda, bottled conditioned, batch number 254. An attractive deep golden brown colour with just a trace of head; aroma of muscavado sugar; rather thin in the mouth, but with earthy malt, raisins, and chocolate flavours; then a dry finish. A very drinkable bitter.
Philym (925) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear dark ruby/brown with a very thin ivory head.
Aroma: Chocolate, bread, orchard fruit, prune, raisin and grassy.
Taste: Low sweetness and bitterness, medium sourness and slight umami.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, low carbonation, abrupt fruity chocolate malt tart finish, with liquorice and smokiness notes.
Comments: Very tasty and refreshing.
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Fest ’13. Cloudy amber to brown with no head. There is quite a dull, flatish maltiness to this, grainy, earthy. There is a herbal note in the close. Not for me.
joe19612 (1801) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle Conditioned from ASDA Biggleswade. Pours a brown colour with a thin white head, malty aroma, the taste is malty and a bit sweet and watery with a dry finish.
ReV2 (138) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 Bottle conditioned, poured with a lasting, creamy head. Rounded maltiness with orange peel & a good sourness, not to everyones taste obviously but I liked it. Somewhat reminiscent of the old Charles Wells Fargo which I haven’t had in 20+ years. Have any of the brewers worked for that brewery I wonder?
Second bottle not so good, the sourness tasted like balsamic vinegar, unable to finish.
DruncanVeasey (7099) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Nuneaton Asda. Pours chestnut with a low cream head retreating to the edges of the glass. Yeasty, red apple peel aroma with fenugreek and farmyard suggestions. Pretty typical effervescent brown bottled bitter with an edgy, rustic yeastiness engulfing notes of nut husk, berry, digestive biscuits and lightly roasted malt. Lingers nuttily. OK.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in the Alfread Herring. Alround rating: They have the discription right anyway, its quintessential meaning its extremly average. Brown and chocolate malts, caramel sweetness, floral lightly peppery hop, balanced but like its soo standard, the generic 3.