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.
Parmenion777 (68) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber pour, with a creamy white head that quickly dissipated. A nice malt and grassy hop aroma. Some lacing; toasted malted caramel taste, slightly oily feel in the mouth but a good spicy bitter finish.
Ktwse (3423) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber with low white head. Aroma of toffee, malt, light citrus. Taste is mild bitter with subtle balancing sweetness. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.
Finn (6011) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2015 Fra cask på Dog and Bull Croydon 27 Nov 15 som Wells Dog’s Baubles. Klar gyldenbrun. Filmskum. Svært så forsiktig maltaroma. Mild svakt fruktig smak - men domineres av malt. Vel søt.
Mr_Pink_152 (3120) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Royal Hop Pole, Tewkesbury. Deep Amber colour with a white head. Malty caramel with fruit and grain aroma. Taste is bready with a caramel sweetness.
Skinnyviking (8435) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the GBBF. Low fluffy white lasting head. Clear dark brown body. Mild sweet fruity caramel aroma. Fruit chestnuts caramel, dusty malt grass flavor. Low carbonation. Long finish.
budedou (712) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JUN 23, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber with an off-white head. Fruity and grassy with biscuity malt. Smooth. Standard bitter, but drinkable.
gegwilson (2737) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask in Buxton Wetherspoons. Pours amber with an off white head. Biscuity aroma. The taste is citrus with some biscuit undertones. A slight earthy quality to it as well. Quit e thin in body making it noticeably watery. Drinkable enough. An average bitter.
King_Tut (2) - - APR 3, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite real ale and probably my favorite beer in the world. This traditional well crafted ale is only availabe in Southeast England, mainly the London area. If visiting London, you must try this.
mkam (409) - 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 (407) - 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.