nickhsw19 (2) - London, Greater London, - OCT 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I lived in Wandsworth for a few years in the early 1980s so this was the regular beer of choice.
More recently, I frequented both The Ram in Hammersmith and The One Tun in Goodge Street.
While the beer is fine in both establishments, in the former theres an unfortunate tendency for ’No Special’ and often ’No (Youngs) Bitter’ either.
The One Tun still manages to sell the range, but something I’ve noticed since the Wells merger is that while the beer is more consistent, its nowhere near as good.
mkam (220) - POLAND - MAR 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours clean amber with a white head. In taste and aroma it is a normal bitter - malt, caramel, hints of hops.
Vladivostok (298) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In the seventies, this used to have a reputation out of all proportion to its actual qualities. Those ’in the know’ always drank Ordinary. Since then it has been through the meat-grinder finally arriving 40 miles up country at the charmless Bedford production facility. Always rather thin for its gravity, it has never had much aroma. Medium bitter, the over-riding flavour is of hedgerow fruits with little of the toffee/caramel often encountered in mid-gravity bitters. Reasonable bitter finish though.Hardly a favourite.
RichTheVillan (3928) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at JDW Square Peg; clear light amber pour with a creamy off white head, fruity aroma, taste has sweet caramel, some malts a hint of fruit.
jmgreenuk (5318) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Assembly Rooms, Solihull. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is light malt. The flavour is light bitter witn a light, slightly watery, light hop bitter palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Doesn’t really inspire me.
edsspoon (654) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask - amber with a bubbly white head. Aroma of malt and toast. Taste of malts, grass, a little yeast, hints of toastiness, fruit and chocolate. Medium body. Bland.
AndySnow (4411) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Where: Brew Wharf, London.
Appearance: Amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Hops, malt, grass.
Body: Light body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, some fruit, hops.
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Lamb Tavern, Leadenhall Market EC3. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel finish.
mR_fr0g (4520) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the moon under water Watford. Light amber copper coloured pour with a lasting cream dense head. Aroma is mineral, caramel, candy sugar, berry and some seaweed. Flavour is caramel, sweet unrefined sugars, some berry and touch of spicy hop. Altogether unrememberable and bland. Palate is quite sweet, lowish cask condition. Finish has some sweet stale notes that are in compelling. Bored!
planky84 (2285) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Dial Arch, Woolwich. I remember drinking a lot of this back in the early 90’s and I’m sure the strength was higher. It certainly doesn’t appear as robust and flavoursome as it once was. Anyway, it pours amber with an off-white head. Aromas of toffee malt and fruit. Dark fruit and toffee flavours. Not as good as I remember it unfortunately.
dinkle50 (1075) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear red pour, which looks really nice. Thin head, but to be expected for a cask pour. Aroma of barnyard and grain. Medium mouth. Taste is light, with biscuit and cereal. Nice light bitterness. Slightly grassy. Very easy drinking.