bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Based on draught version: Another average tasting English bitter... DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2003
Floral, hops aroma, copper, good sized creamy head, pretty lace. Light hoppy flavour, nice bitter finish, creamy. So, so as are most of the these draughts in a can. CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2003
(440ml Can) What can I say? Low alcohol teamed with tin presentation. Bartender said its well balanced? Pours a big, white head and a cloudy yellow body. Slight hop nose. Flavours of malt and floral hops. Watery with a mild bitterness. No wonder bartenders only earn an hourly wage... nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2003
Light flora aroma. Copper colour with creamy head and great lacing. Flora and melon flavours. CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2003
Always did like this stuff from the tap. It’s a clean beer, good fresh taste, nice and hoppy with some vague fruitiness, not overly bitter and a darker golden colour. Good fast paced drink with enough viscosity to keep your throat coated between sips.
Crit (3996) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2003
Cloudy amber with large creamy head.Fruity hop nose and taste. SilkTork (5738) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2005 Flowers was originally a Stratford Upon Avon brewery - hence the picture of the immortal bard on the pump-clip. But it has been many years since it was brewed in Shakespeare’s home town. Flowers was bought up by Whitbread with production moving to the Cheltenham plant in the late 1960’s. The Cheltenham brewery closed in 1998 and Flowers is now brewed in Dorset by Hall & Woodhouse. This has always been a nicely balanced Best Bitter with a good orange tang, regardless of who brewed it. Slips down easy when fresh. Fairly stable so can withstand a certain amount of poor treatment. Decent beer. Cartoonkhaki (1286) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2002
Oct, 2002 It was always a pleasure when in Shakespeare country to have a fresh pulled pint of Flowers. This is still a tasty pint, slips down easy with an intense fruit experience finishing with a sulphur tinged hop bite, gentle, yet enough to clear away the fruit. A great session beer. [3.2]
June, 2005. Tap & Spile, Whitby. Sparkler. Fresh & fruity. [3.1]
Bitter beers are not my favorit but this beer is okay. It was enjoyable. Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2002
I had a really well kept pint and it was enjoyable--good palate (unlike problems reported elsewhere), and an engaging (but not outstanding) flavor of dried fruit, port wine, and a musty cellar. ’Easy drinking’, a phrase which some use to communicate watery-ness, but here it was simply that it went down quickly without offense. (on tap, Turf Tavern, Oxford) OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2002
Mid to dark gold clear colour with just a film of small bubbles for a head. Aroma is a faint touch of metallic bitter hops. Almost no carbonation. A very weak almost bland body and super soft palate, especially for a bitter. Hummmm... this beer has so little in it I think maybe my rating has been too generous.
(Rated 4/5/02: Alresford UK)