Beesbeer (349) - WALES - JAN 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong carbonation makes this a great drink to have alongside food. Nice hop top notes with some bitter earthy flavours hiding behind.
cgarvieuk (11024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... deep red brown ... thin tan head ... sweet toffee berry ...dark sugers nose ... rich dark fruits ... little sweet almost but not quite medicinal ... little wierd but ok
BlackHaddock (2367) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown 500ml bottle, best before End of Dec 2008, drank Mid Oct 2008.
Poured into a Batemanís (Good Honest Ales) pint sleeve glass.
Clear, light amber in colour, with a huge amount of carbonisation rising up through the body to the large bubbley head.
Aroma was very hoppy, yeast and peppery/ginger smells also prevail as you sniff the brew. I have had this beer at Beer Fests in its cask form and donít remember the aromas being so strong, being bottle conditioned obviously aides the beer some way in the smell stakes.
The beer has a spritzy, lively feel to it, a fresh almost young (green) taste. Typical English Bitter flavours, but fairly well pronounced for such a carbonated beer.
I began to burp half way through the tasting, it really is carbonated to a high degree. This almost ruined the beer for me. I kept checking the best before date, had I opened it a week after bottling, because that was the impression this beer gave me. What a pity.
joe19612 (1496) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Conditioned. Pours a hazy copper colour with a thick white head. Plenty of fruit and hops in the aroma, the taste is hoppy and very floral with a dry fruity finish.
Leighton (6989) - London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 3. Pours ruby-amber with a small head. Leafy hops in the nose, some caramel. Toffee, bread, mild soap in the flavor. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Subtle bitter finish, bit more caramel. Not bad.
yespr (26115) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask. Pours clear and golden amber with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, breadish and toffee. Toasted caramelish flavoured. Light breadish and distinct toffee caramelish. Bitter and dark roasted malty finish.
joergen (17353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF 2011.
Clear orange red coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits.
Fruity flavour of caramel, grass, hops and grape fruits.
Dry hoppy finish.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
5th March 2009
Cloudy orange-gold beer. Thin white head. Dry and crisp. Tart orange -grapefruit. Dry finish.
Quack-Duck (6811) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Amber-bronw colour, large off-white head. Interesting oaky-sour nose, reminding me of sour ales. The sourness, however, is hardly present in the taste. Malty, hints of caramel and s good amount of bitter hops. Slightly fruity and acidic.
Beth101 (481) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sainsburys Bradford. Cloudy dark amber colour with a good off white head, lacing on the glass. Aroma of barley malt and brown sugar. Tastes quite sweet getting hops mixed with malt.