john44 (3041) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Chestnut in colour. Malty; sweet malts, buttery caramel, toffee. Fruity; light citrus-fruit. Hoppy; earthy hops. Sweet malty throughout with distinct earthy hop notes. Bitter hoppy finish. Drinkable. Not bad at all. (2009-08)
pricey290483 (796) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
i got a lot of fruity smells coming through a lot of fruity taste in the beer but it also has a good amount of malt taste running through it
mike_77 (6370) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is fruity with a little wood. Very smooth, rich texture. Fruity flavour with some raisin. Also quite dry and nutty.
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden colour, mediumsized foamy white head. Aroma is fruity and floral hops with some mild sweet maltyness to it. Flavour is fruity, floral, wooden and a bit toffeeish notes. Nice bitterness in the finish.
madmitch76 (24323) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
1st March 2010
Clear amber beer. Light toffee and hops on the nose. Slightly dry palate. Fairly well balanced. Light malt, a trace of caramel, a little orange hop that is mildly bitter. Finishes semi dry. Unremarkable but fresh and decent.
BlackHaddock (7092) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown 500ml bottle, best before the end of Oct 2010, drank mid Oct 2010. Poured into an ’Abbot Ale’ badged tankard.
Clear and good looking amber body, an off white blanket of foam sat on top, which produced some heavy lacing as the beer sank.
Hop bitterness aroma, but not overstated, a malt presence balances out the hops, both in the smell and tastes.
As stated, a balanced brew: very drinkable and full of those ’good quality English Bitter’ flavours. An almost rich and creamy depth to it, a winters night beer and one I’d have again and again.
dynamiteninja (1848) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, Batch 2801. Chocolate, soft malts, red fruits, vinegar (bottling problems?). Smoky taste which lends the beer its characteristic bitterness, despite hints of sweetness, which leads to a tantalising dry finish. Amber body. Thin white head.
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, light malthoppy aroma, a bit caramel, amber, clear, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, full caramel mouth tastelong finish, bitter, average carbonation, good full taste beer
Leighton (20821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours golden-brown with a large, foamy head. Aroma holds crispy malts and leafy hops. Light sweet flavor, some burnt toast, faint caramel, light wood, some leafy and earthy bitterness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with earthy, slightly dirty hops, toasted malts, mild dough. Nice beer.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from my local offy. Clear amber with a thin to medium off white head. Has a slightly sweaty aroma but more my pleasant sweat than someone elses unpleasant stuff, some malt and caramel in there too. Flavour is malt and caramel, some floral hops, bitter and dry finish. It’s an English bitter all right and quite a tasty one.