NINeil (6) - Maidenhead, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2016 does not count
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pourss with no head. Smooth taste, but ultimately bland with a lack of finish. Not a favourite.
BeerNinjaUK (438) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle in mixed selection box from Waitrose. Aroma bready with subtle malts. Taste heavily bitter, with slightly piney hops. Tastes stronger than the ABV would suggest. Solid but not particularly distinctive.
thellgren (963) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 l bottle from Stockman, Helsinki. Clear amber colour, well looks like a bitter. Taste is also typical of bitters but with some additional dryness, not just bitterness. Even the bottle version has something I canít quite pinpoint. Not at all watery as some of the bitters below 4% ABV are. I hope I can taste someday the cask version.
FatPhil (15575) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 26, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle - thanks Marduk!
Sweet twiggy bitter. Sweet taste, some mushrooms. Very simple bitter, but I canít fault it except for lack of excitement. Finish sweet and mushroomy. Its extremely sessionable strength makes it quite impressive. Drinkability decent enough.
Marduk (7182) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (K-supermarket Sello, Espoo). Clear amber color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Malty, metallic hops, sweetish, wet hops in aroma. Sweet, wet hops, bit papery in taste. Nice mellow sweet bitterness and sweet malts in aftertaste. Almost no carbonation. Mellow and pleasant in mouth. Quite drinkable brew.
Erzengel (8447) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
*Old rating. Best before 30 Sep 2011. The beer is malty bitter. Nice typical Ale-characteristics. Malts with hints of nuts and nice and fresh. Malty fresh aftertaste. Nice but not too deep.
Towey1989 (2463) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, slight toasted malts, subtle nuts and spicy, earthy hops. Taste of toasted malts, some caramel, slight mineral and spicy, earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A short, minerally, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. Itís not that thin for 3.4 but then again itís not that flavourful either. A typical malty bitter but with a minerally bitterness in the finish.
themightyjag (526) - - DEC 29, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Small white head, nice lacing. Clear amber body. Nose is metallic caramel. Flavour is earthy, caramel, metallic finish. High carbonation, clean finish. Easily drinkable, typical traditional English bitter.
redders1974 (1267) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Inoffensive but slightly bland caramel taste with short finish well rounded
mahkus (136) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from lidl. Pleasant enough bitter. Good head, good brown colour, slight honeyed malt aroma and flavour.