Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber ale with a light off-white cover. Fresh grains, cerealic malts make for most of the aroma, though a rather soapy character also hits the table while grassy and balancing hops fight it off with the malts. Straw-like finish. Pleasant and balanced, fair bodied with that butterscotch oiliness.
sm89walt (2010) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009 (Original review, 03/09/07) Wetherspoon’s, Norwich. This is a highly unremarkable bitter in my opinion. Unatracttive ’barnyard’ aroma. Clear orange appearance with minimal head. Medium hoppy taste delivered with a thin body and a basic bitter finish. Certainly one I shall not be returning to anytime soon. (3/3/5/2/7)
(Update, 27/04/09) The ’barnyard’ aroma wasn’t present this time around. Instead, a simple nutty and caramel malt aroma. Sweet flavour profile, mildly fruity perhaps - but nothing distinctive - finishes with a light bitterness. Better, though still fairly tedious.
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A forgettable beer, as can be gathered by other ratings here. Simple and average, although I did not find it as offensive as some have. It is drinkable. Someday perhaps I will try it from the tap.
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask Conditioned, 2004-09-28, 4-3-5-3-8=23
Orange color. Quite smelly, simple, sweet, rather poor, just a high ending bitterness.
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[CASK: The Red Lion, Witington, Manchester 19/07/06] Not unpleasant but in my opinion overated for such a popular ale. Nothing much too it. It gets you drunk if you drink quite a few pints. Boosted in my ratings due to its reasonable %. Overalll not bad but not great!
berkshirejohn (6279) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Butchers Arms, Oakerthorpe, Derbyshire. As I was born and bred in Staffordshire I’ve drunk an awful lot of this beer over the years. It seems thinner and less sharp now than I remember it to be.
Nevertheless, this was a well kept pint; clear amber; a touch of sulphur; a fruity body, and a bitter finish.
cgarvieuk (22690) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light brown amber coloured ale, with ahoppybitter nose, mellow stadard fruity bitter
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask Conditioned, at the White Horse, Old Street, London.
Thin amber body to look at. Doesn’t hold it’s head very well. Fails to do anything at all. This is the sort of bitter that would turn people off English beers.
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fairly light bodied and easy drinking beer. Sweet malt flavours, some light hops and some citrus fruits. Strong lacing on the glass. Enjoyable.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2006
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
A disgusting sulfury tasting bitter. the sulphur isn’t really evident in the first sip, with is fruity and malty, but the flavor soon digenerates into sulphar that somehow mixes in with the flavor profile and doesn’t seem out of place. pretty nasty stuff though. stuggled to finish it.