sammybee (14) - Bradford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2017 WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
When I bought this I didn’t know what I was getting into. But now I know. I was pleasantly surprised! It was quite enjoyable. No pain whatsoever. None! A nice refreshing bitter and I believe I purchased this at Roger Wilco because it held the title in 1999 at some beer award ceremony. Enjoyed!
Ah this is really nice; bitter was the dominant style when I first started drinking, and even then (twenty years ago) this was exemplary, fortunately it still is. Gentle fruitiness from the malt ,floral hops come through appreciably without dominating. The bottle conditioned yeast really adds to the flavour and the live freshness is much appreciated; For this reason I allways find its better to pour this in one, in a pint glass;if you have it in a half glass you really notice the difference in taste/finish the tiny yeast residue gives.
Top draw. Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 16, 2017
From Oct 2005
Pours a nice gold with a small head that dissipated quickly.
The smell is quite fruity and malty; a sign of good things to come.
The taste is also fruity with maybe a lemony note in the background but up front, it's about the malt. A very drinkable English Bitter, it's one of my favourites of the style.
john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle. (Brief tasting notes and rating from old records) - Heavily hopped ale with intense spicy hop character and soft malty fruitiness. Very drinkable. (Backlog) sinfull (1800) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2017
Hazy , copper color . One finger thick, white head. Aroma of toasted bread, caramel with faint metallic/mineral notes. Moderate malty sweetness. Bitter and astringent finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone puboflyons (3495) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 29, 2017
From the bottle marked F-18-104. Attractive looking unfiltered amber pour with a modest off-white head that fades. The aroma is traditional but muted British bitter with a caramel malt sweet sensation. The body falls into the light t medium range. The sweetness really exemplifies itself in the flavor I will say. Loads of caramel, perhaps honey (?), and a clean, dry finish. It’s a bitter alright.
Jabic (702) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Ar: Bready malt, pineapple, and some slight figs; chalk and mossy hops; a touch of tangy caramel. Ap: Bright and orange; medium-small light tan head with moderate-low retention, leaving a web of suds around the cap. T: Fresh grain and biscuit; steely hop bitterness, with a clean mossy flavor; some medium caramels; very little sweetness; apple and light peach; full toastiness mid-palate; just a touch of butter; chalk and bitterness carry the beer to a finish. P: Medium-light body with medium-high carbonation; finish is dry. O: A pleasure of an English bitterness; fresh, bright, and full of malt flavor; hops are present but supporting; eminently drinkable. nybol (2347) - DENMARK - DEC 24, 2016
Nogle synes den tradionelle britiske bitter/ale er lidt kedelig. Denne her øl hører til katagorien. Om den er kedelig, er en smags sag, men en god sommer øl kambei70 (1114) - - NOV 27, 2016
Aroma is mild caramel malt and english esters. Appearance is light copper and crystal clear. Almost no head. Taste is well balanced between light caramel and a firm bitterness. A bit of floral and tangy hops. Palate is light and crisp.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Grumbo (3974) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2016
Rating from bottle collection/historic notes. Bottle, source not noted. Poured a hazy, amber colour with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit and bread. Moderate sweetness, fairly high bitterness. Medium body, light texture. Bitter finish. AshtonMcCobb (6913) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe.
Appearance - deep amber with a nice fluffy head.
Nose - lemon zest, biscuits and a slight metallic note.
Taste - more lemon zest. Cola. Metallic again.
Palate - light bodied with a crunchy texture and a long dry minerally finish.
Overall - solid.