Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, LCBO gift pack 2012. Dark orange pour, creamy white head. Pleasant earthy hops in decent aroma. tase - classic English bitter taste - fruity hops over medium malt base, sort of metallic hops in finish. Pleasant brew that likely would be much better served fresh than in pasteurized bottles across the pond.
Philym (358) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear amber/copper with 2 finger thick loose white head.
Aroma: Floral, lemon, biscuit.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness, low bitterness and medium sourness.
Palate: Thin smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, fairly abrupt fruity, floral finish.
Comments: Easy to drink, refreshing and an enjoyable session beer. Slight lace.
ILduce (185) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle LCBO mixpack: Amber with big beige head that disappears quickly. Various hop content present in the nose with some bready malts. Taste is musty and mainly malty with biscuits and other grains. Hops hidden. Lacking in body and any real appeal. Prototypical Wychwood brew, unfortunately.
AtronSeige (346) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: Strong hops aromas, earthy, guava, caramel,
Appearance: Clear, light copper body, Spare off-white head.
Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, light sweetness, dry finish, earthy, crisp. Lingering bitterness, light caramel, fruity,
Palate: Medium body, soft carbonation, astringent
Overall: The astringency is high, making it rather difficult to enjoy.
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre
8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter
smoggymackem (4) - Seaham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a nice beer to drink chilled after a long shift at work, good taste.
marlipin77 (3) - WALES - NOV 27, 2013 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nice, refreshing beer. Cheerful drinking. Hopy, citrus and malty notes in aroma. In taste same but more citrus than hopes. Nice colour, froth quite strong.
Headbanger (2748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.4oz bottle old rating -Pours a darker golden with a small head. Aroma of malt, dough, and bread. Taste of the same with some maltish caramel thrown in there. This light to medium bodied brew is not bad.
drunk_again (75) - GREECE - NOV 14, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. clear amber color with low head. aroma of malts and yeast. taste similar with hints of hops. light body.
djoeye (469) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle abv 4.2% bought at Kilpishalli Finland.
Deep golden to amber hazy body with an off-white to beige head.
Some scents of dough, malts, hints of fruits.
Malty taste, sweet caramellish hints, grains and hops in the background.
Fruity on palate and tasty, not watery. Mild and sweet ending.
The most sweet "bitter" I have tasted so far.
northropfrye (1722) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet and bubblegummy. Not spectacular but a pretty good beer. Just okay. Could be nice with more intensity of flavour.
StueyD (1001) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A mid amber orange coloured beer with a weak white head. A dusty, malt aroma, biscuity sweet, with hints of oat and corn. Dry and fizzy mouthfeel. The taste follows on from the aroma, light, dry malty flavours, with other cereals present, like oats, plus a wholemeal bread type of flavour. The finish is a little sweeter, rounding the final taste off.