worldbeertaste (1365) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid amber with a frothy white lasting creamy head. Smells of caramel malt, grain and roasted malt. Soft thin oily body. Wonderful sweet taste of malt. Soft bitter slightly wooden and herbal finish. One of the best bitters I’ve ever had. Truly wonderful and so easy to drink.
Strilen (8) - FYLLINGSDALEN, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bootle 0,5l. Clear golden, with a minimal white head. Malty, with a hint of caramel and vanilla. Sweet taste, maybe some oak. Very light body with more or less no finish.
BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Brown bottle, best before the end of Oct 2011: the bottle was opened and reviewed on 29th Nov 2011.
Poured into a UK pint sleeve.
Bright, clear and amber: on top an inch thick head of large white bubbles.
Good hop based aroma, with some malt esters coming through as well.
The malts rule the taste, neither sweet nor burnt, just pleasantly malty. A hop bitterness is evident also, especially towards the end of the sip.
The depth of body is fine and the 4.0% ABV feels about right, carbonisation also as you’d expect from a UK bitter: this is easy to drink and unoffensive (more than exciting), nice blend of flavours, a good example of a regular Uk bitter.
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite a heavy bitter.Dark apperance and quite fruity with a lingering bitterness.Stands out from the crowd.
DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle. Bright gold, lagery-hued body topped with creamy suds. Fruity, toffeeish nose. Tangy orange fruitiness, mellow soapy bitterness, a touch of biscuit in the nostrils. Tasty stuff.
mike_77 (2421) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale amber colour. Some toasty malt at first. Light body with some gentle citrus and a soft, dry aftertaste. Would make a great session beer.
imdownthepub (9166) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoon (live rating) Gold to amber with white head. Quite a pleasant light bitter with the York Brewery hoppy note, fresh and quite sharp with a lightly roasted malt. Quite acceptable for a Sunday lunchtime.
cgarvieuk (12239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home ... crisp clear amber ... sweet caramel malt nose ... little fruity ... bit over fizzy ... little toffee malts
Bart (2944) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber coloured beer with some light carbonation and an average off-white head. Malty light herby aroma with some dough touches. Full palate. Finish is full malty, bitter with a longer bitter finish, Special, not bad.
downender (5640) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep gold colour with next to no head. Malty aroma with a touch of dry hops. Flavour had a touch of caramel with an earthy, dry finish. Enjoyable.