rauchbier (3958) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2004
Bottle conditioned. Copper bronze with a faint haze, ezcellent tight creamy head with good lace and delicate fine natural condition. Heavy malt and assertive English hop aromas. Quite full bodied with plenty of malt and caramel balanced with good hop flavour in the mouth. Some hints of coconut and a quite agressive hop bitterness in the finish.
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2004
Lovely sweet malt aroma. Slighty zesty orangy taste, dry and quite hoppy. I always find bottle conditioned beers to be better on the whole than those which are not. Ungstrup (39109) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2003
A slightly unclear ruby beer with no head. The aroma is very lighty fruity with notes of hops. The flavor is rather complex; fruity, hoppy and a very bitter end. A very nice bitter. leaparsons (10919) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2003
Ruby red and brown in colour this has a sweet biscuity malt aroma. A malty beer with good body and a hint of fruit. The finish is dry with a dry, slight roast character. All in all, not bad. SilkTork (5946) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2002
The Burma connection is provided by brewer Martin Zillwood-Hunt's father having fought there - it's his photo on the label. This is a very malty beer, yet the hops tend to dominate leading to something of a clash rather than a balance. I found the same problem with Hogs Back's T.E.A., though, depite T.E.A. having won several CAMRA awards, I found this Burma Star Ale somewhat more palatable.
johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2002
This beer marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Burma star association and prisoners of war in the far east during the second world war.
It is an orange brown dry tating beer. Hops dominate leading to a dry aftertaste.