SarkyNorthener (651) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - JAN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned, Orange gold colour with medium head. Slightly sweet aroma. Taste is sweet malts a little bread. Smooth on the palate. I used to drink this a lot on cask and I remember it tasting better, maybe my tastes have changed in the last 5 years plus.
Brigadier (2270) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A fine bitter but not my favorite this at least knocks out another English county. I’d be willing to try a few Wye Valley offerings in the future as it is not that bad.
Aroma / Appearance - The flat bronze body and lingering head sit comfortably in the half pint glass. Wurther’s hard candy, semi-sweet chocolate, and nutty dough give a nice first impression.
Flavor / Palate - Noble hops, sweet syruppy hazel. and a calm malt bill ease their way from start to finish with a minimum of fuss. The texture is like liquid Jiffy peanut butter. If there is a flaw to be had it is simply that after a few sips I lost interest and was ready for a new pint.
Grumbo (232) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpull at the 3 Barrels, Hereford. Golden beer, with a creamy head. Very smooth.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask Real Ale tasted at Pullman Bar. Mild nose. Low head. Clear pale golden color. Sourish slightly waterly malty and mild hopped taste. Some hints of nuts. At the end hops bite.
Rob_D_UK (228) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ruby amber pour with a thin creamy head and heavy, spotty lacing. Light malt aromas, some crystal and some wheat. Hops are balanced and light. Malts are little more thick in the flavors, with the bitter hops coming out to play.
jmgreenuk (1373) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Victoria, Birmingham. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is weak malt which leads to a medium bitter flavour with a smooth malty palate. It was served a little cooler than normal which probably suited it. A fine English session ale.
Osprey87 (584) - London via, WALES - MAR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nov 2011 - A v nice beer from bottle, would be very interested to have it on tap
wimpyjoe (1742) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden ale with almost no head and a malty aroma. Has a similar character for its taste and is smooth in the palate.
olliejobbins (339) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. pours a clear light amber/gold with small white head. minimal lacing. aroma of hops and taste is just a standard bitter. nothing exciting.
Imaena (1066) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. This is a nice classic bitter with a bit more omph on the bittering hops than usual.
TickerTerryDJ (635) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask,hand pulled at The Wellington,Birmingham.Golden pour with off white minimal head.Malt aroma with some flowery notes hinted at.Malt and hop flavour with a hoppy finish.Tried this on gravity at pubs nearer the brewery and always seems all the better for it poured straight from the cask.