BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, - JUN 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml brown bottle 4.0% ABV Summer Ale. Poured a clear amber lightly carbonated with frothy/creamy head & great lacing. Nice red wine/berries aroma. Well balanced refreshing biscuit bitter hops flavour. Suprisingly full mouthfeel with long bitter finish. Another great Wychwood offering - excellent value.
ralphdot (1007) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as blond as I expected more like an amber colour, thin head, slight hop aroma, fairly bitter but not much else to say, average beer.
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden color with a off-white head. Aromas are soft caramel with citrus and hops. Flavours are soft and buttery with a rough bitterness on the finish. Okay for a summer refresher.
tommann (3004) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Bridge, Kingswinford. Pours pale gold with a medium head. Aroma is biscuit and citrus. Taste has light citrus and pineapple, with a medium bitter finish.
Fin (8332) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sainsburys Kidlington 04-05-06 Jolly decent golden beer, good hoppy taste smooth clean and very drinkable. Nothing fantastically exciting I’ll admit, but a good beer nonetheless.
Ingevara (850) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tempting color. A real mouthful of flavors and aroma sitting on a rock in the scorching sun. This ale has everything to qualify for a dark winter night but goes surprisingly well on a bright summer day as well. Rich in hops, genrous in maltiness, balanced in carbonation, overwhelming in charm. Captivating!
scotty (1088) - SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A good thirst quenching ale, on the light side but as it’s labeled as a summer ale that’s to be expected really! There’s a lot of fruity hops which are nice but it seems a bit unbalanced overall. This was tasted on a scorcher of a day and was cool rather than chilled. Sainsburys Edinburgh.
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown 500ml bottle, Best before Jan 2008, drank in Feb 2007.
Tangerine orange body with a small white head which turns to lace very swiftly, on each of the three pours into my Hannan Alt tumbler.
The bootle claims it is thriced hopped, well I could hardly smell any, citrusy lemon, floral aroma is all I could find.
Not like a true bitter in my opinion, too flowery/lemony for me. It says a blonde beer on the label, well its not a true blonde either.
Fizzy beer really, slight retention of citrus flavours, otherwise nothing.
Can’t decide if I will try this beer again, I will if I see it in cask form, but not from a bottle.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Amber, with foamy head. Scent is of caramel, malts and some hops. Bitter, burnt hops predominant in the mouth. I find it a bit too carbonated for my liking, but all in all quite good.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (from Sainsburys, BBE Apr 07). Vegetal hops with a little citrus. Sweet caramelly boiled malts and tinny finish. Not good.