ALLOVATE (2099) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A little taken aback by the addition of this one as I’d tried to get it entered on the site as far back as 2006. From a far deceased brewery on Holyrood road it seems strange that the conglomerate of Wells & Young’s would honestly keep this going.
Draught, swan neck @ The Keeper’s Arms, Tranent, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 2006.
Tawny brown and bright. Still with a shortlived head of cream that left a light frost. Metallic, rusty car and burnt sugar nose with a hint of salty kelp. Unfunny fizzy start on the palate; watery thin and a little manky. Sweet, sugary burnt caramel notes with a touch of cocoa, metal shards, blood and over brewed tea. Tannic finish is awful. Hope this has improved over the years as this was a once proud and popular ale. In 2006, not so!!!!
dynamiteninja (1113) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Morrisons at 3.5% ABV. Amber body with a strong white nitro head. Nose is predominantly hoppy, with that Wells house note. Also present are burnt toast, presumably from black malt and toffee. The nose is present but a little muted. Bitter taste, again, pleasant, but muted. Dry finish, All in all a good beer for its strength. A can is perfect for school nights. Basically a weaker cousin of McEwan’s Export.
wimpyjoe (1676) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smooth textured golden coloured ale with a small head and a true acute bitterness.
Cunningham (2973) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brownish colour with an off white head. Mild caramel malt aroma. Medium body with a creamy texture. Mild bitterness. Bready flavour with a lot of caramel malt. Low carbonation.
[On tap at Bridges Bar in Ayr, Scotland]
jamesie1857 (813) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap in Gretna. A run of the mill Scottish style beer that lacks imagination. At least it was wet.