Mothbag (16) - USA - AUG 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask, The Crescent Hotel, Scarborough. Reasonably well kept for a hotel bar although cold at first. Nice tasting beer full bodied given its 3.7% gravity. Sweet aftertaste. Excellent session beer. Nice.
rauchbier (3499) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Amber colour, thin white head and low but fine condition.Good level of fruity hop and balanced malt aromas. Mainly hop flavours in the mouth but with some nuttiness apparent. Sweetly malty but predominantly hop bitter in the finish
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really good session bitter. Amber colour with a small but persistent head. A bit of malt, but not much else in the aroma - although I don’t really expect too much in the way of aroma in a session bitter. Dry malt and balancing hop bite in the flavour. Clean, dry finish. OK, there’s not a huge amount to this beer, but its fine and dandy for a session bitter. Very nice. Cask (handpump), Head of Steam, Euston.
Oysteib (80) - NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Clear, amber colour. Nice, well balanced hops bitterness. Surprisingly full-bodied for its alcohol content.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Crème brûlée and caramel on toast set the foundation for fruity and leafy bitter hop resins in this engaging Bitter.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam stands atop the misty dark copper.
-The finish is surprisingly dry, especially since the nose is so malt and sugar focused.
-The mouthfeel is soft and natural, conducive to large gulps.
-The flavour profile is perfectly balanced.
On cask at The Market Porter, London.
dj (440) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 500ml. A bronze colour with no head. A floral hop aroma. Taste is more floral hops with biscuity roasted malt. Mild carbonation. An enjoyable session ale.
imdownthepub (9167) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned, 500ml, courtesy of Bob & Sue, many thanks. Amber with white head. Really well done low ABV bottle conditioned bitter, fresh and tangy, I thought that there was a touch of spiciness, crisp and fruity. Really quite nice.
daniele (4482) - ITALY - MAY 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
leggermente ambrata buona schiuma buona persistenza buon malto buon corpo per i gradi lieve citrico erbaceo buon amaro finale piuttosto luppolato
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2005 June, 2003. Cask, Rose’s, Woolwich. Dirty orange colour. Spanking good ale from this new Yorkshire brewery (just opened in May 2003) - splendid balance of orange fruit and citric hops in decent condition. Finishes earthy and vulgar as hell. A low down and dirty session bitter. Rock on! [3.4]
June, 2005. The Spa, Scarborough. Sparkler. Nicely hoppy session bitter. Fresh and tasty. Good. [3.4]
olio (4820) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ chriso.
Rated on 20110722.
Pours clear orange color with light head. Aroma of fruits, resin, malts and grass. Flavor of fruits, resin and apple. A bit acidic and mouth-drying. Nice.