Davros IX (359) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2017 Dashimus (248) - London, Greater London, - FEB 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber/copper. Small white head which is short lived. Aroma is nuts, malt, caramel, hint of yeast and bitter oranges. Flavour is sweet with a dry bitter finish. Very thin body.
Bottle at home. I used to live near the brewery and would by 6 pint flagons of this as a bright beer to drink while watching the Grand Prix. I ended up going there so often they gave me a 10% discount card. Those fond remembered days of freedom before marriage and fatherhood??. Anyway, this is a classic English bitter. It looks great, there is a wonderful balance of malt and hops with just the right level of bitterness alongside the biscuit from the malt. There is a touch of sweetness that adds to the flavour profile that I think they have overdone in some of their other beers. It’s never going to set the world on fire, but it drinks well, has a low abv and puts a smile on my face whenever I drink it. Isn’t that the point of beer? If I was told this was the only beer I could drink for the rest of my life I wouldn’t be unhappy. gnoff (10367) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2017
Cask 1/3 pint as part of a paddle, at Queens Head, Wokingham, on June 15, 2017.Rubin77 (2128) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 3, 2017
Malty, berries, gypsum, black mold taste. Light herbal, mild bitter aftertaste. Medium full mouthfeel, medium to medium low bitterness. Clear light brown color, tan head. Malty, cream, fruity scent.
F: thin, off-white, quick gone.
C: deep coppery, clear.
A: malty, sweet caramel, toasty, fruity.
T: malty, fruity, cherries, toast, medium body, low carbonation, good, half pint @ The Wheatsheaf pub near Horsham.
Beerwithwings (98) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2017
Bottle at home. There was a time when I would drink nothing but bitter, but after trying heavy hopped beers and enjoying them. I can’t go back to bitter. Just another boring bitter BeardedAvenger (795) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2017
Cask at Station, West Byfleet. There was a time (15+ years ago) when I was excited to see this beer on tap, as it was the local microbrewery beer that started to appear in local pubs. Not had it for years though... debt aroma - floral and malts. Chestnut. Creamy white half moon of a head. Sweet and sour. Gets bitter into the finish. Malts and caramel. Stewed fruits. Twigs. Light-medium bodied. Has slickness to it. Light carbonation. Middling finish. Hmmm... Just another boring bitter.
thepatrickman (1355) - Jevington, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Pint on cask. A nice, pleasant, straightforward pint of bitter. There’s a little more sweetness than some bitters, giving it some caramel flavor, but otherwise it’s a standard pint of good beer. booldawg (70) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2017
Bit of a local brew this one, can’t believe I’ve not rated it before. Traditional Goldings/Fuggles mix for this delightful standard bitter kajser27 (1806) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 13, 2017
Clear, copper colored, medium off white head. Aroma is of malt, biscuit, fruity apple and some grassy notes. Taste is medium- sweet malt, biscuit and some caramel toffee, some fruity apple and grassy notes, bit cardboard, medium to light bitterness, dryish finish. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation. meldorf75 (108) - - FEB 12, 2017
Barwa ciemno bursztynowa. Piana niska szybko sie redokuje. Aromat lekko herbaciany. W smaku czuc wyraznie chmiel I slod oraz w tle nute herbaty. john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in May 2009 - Amber in colour. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Fruity; apple, oranges. Hoppy; spicy hop. Tasty, full-flavoured, notably malty but well balanced smooth ale. Sweetish fruity malty throughout. Not too bitter. (2009-05)