Miksu (4947) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Lamb, London. Golden-copper color. Tropical fruits, fruity hops and malt in the aroma, balanced. Very smooth and easily drinkable. Fruity and malty flavor with some caramel notes. Fruity-bitter finish.
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Flask, Hampstead, London 21 Apr 2006) Colour is amber to orange. Fruity, hoppy nose with hints of orange, resin and sewage (doesn’t sound nice, but is). Taste is fruity (orange) with a long, pleasant finish and a metallic, hoppy bitterness. This is a nice bitter, not exceptional, but (when well kept) like a reliable old friend that’s always nice to meet again.
Dorqui (2105) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Cask at The Bear & Staff (Leicester Sq. - London).
Orange limpid color, clearly and deprives of head. Bitterish scent with notes of malt, resin and wood. Barren, dry and wrapping taste. Good body and balanced alcoholic tone. Medium duration final.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The flavor was nice, a little too bitter, but nice manufacturing, the foam was great, that means some sugar, but didn’t spoil the taste of the beer itself.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1. Cask Stillage at the Metropolitan Centre, Bury 24/11/2001
Amber coloured and slightly sweet on the palate. Some bitterness in a full hop finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Beer House, Manchester 31/01/2002
Golden coloured. Poured lively. Slightly dry lasting hop finish.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handpump @ The King’s Arms - Oxford (summer ’05). Golden amber color, with a white head, that dissipates to leave a clear surface and a ring. Fruity and nutty aroma. Very smooth and bitter to the palate, with soft hop and malt flavors. Very clean, but very bitter, which lingered in the aftertaste. Nice session bitter which I enjoyed a few times and would get again, when I return.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Boadicea, Charing X London, 1 February, 2006
A fruity session in remarkable quality for a pub like this. Nicely balanced hoppiness to sweetness. Slightly nutty.
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I haven’t tried this for a long time, as I usually go for the special, but this has everything that a good English bitter should have - without making too much fuss. Long, nice bitter aftertaste.
At the Rising Sun, Twickenham.
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask : The Flask, Hampstead. I light coloured ale with a real traditional ballance of malt and hops, easy drinking with a little fruit.
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2006 Handpump @ ’The Porcupine’, Charing Cross Rd, London, UK. Light amber colour, good lace. Yeasty, otherwise a bit solventy aroma. Taste: grainy, fruity, very pleasant hop aroma towards the end. A bit teasing on the palate.