RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
"Hops are bitter weeds of spite, That blunt the sugars, try to bite..." This is our first properly-hoppy beer. We wanted a beer that was dry and bitter, and thats what we got. 5.4% abv with all UK grown hedgerow variety hops: Pioneer, First Gold and Sovereign. You know what? If you think you like hoppy beers, this might surprise you. Its a different kind of bitterness to US hops. These hops are leafy weeds, very bitter and less aromatic. We love it!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (6972) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2011
Bottled from de Molen. Clear orange color, huge rocky off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt, hint of caramel, slight earthy hop, indeed not that aromatic of hops. Very bitter, dry, almost astringent, earthy. Toast and some biscuity sweetness also, but they are way overpowered by the bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2011
From 22oz bomber bottle at Beer Temple, Amsterdam on 9 April 2011. Amber colour. Good condition. To be honest, many US interpretations of bitter that Ive tried have been either rather more mediocre or bore little resemblance to British bitters (not necessarily a bad thing). However, in this case, Dann has used his experience in the UK to produce something that is recognizably drawing on British influences but considerably ramped up in the hop department. There is a very assertive hop presence - tangy and slightly citric but also earthy - throughout. And theres bags of bitterness, which seems to develop and build up from start to finish. As he says, theres no big aromatic character here but the more traditional hops used in very generous quantities - something that very few British brewers do by the way - produce an interesting and appealing impact. Very tasty and satisfying. American beers in Amsterdam dont come cheap but this was well worth it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (25591) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nisse666 (7051) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle shared, thx to ekstedt 2011-04-01 Gteborg AR: carrot womit, sour AP: cloudy orange, wee white head F: sour, pine, womit, bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - APR 23, 2011
This is one of those breweries that I haven tried a bad beer from yet. I poured the bottle into a strait pint glass and was greeted with a great two finger fluffy white head. It sat on top of a clear amber colored body. The brew was malt forward in the aroma department. It was earthy and grassy to the nose. Now I think the flavor really is where the brew begins to shine. It is wonderfully hoppy for a British style ale, but slightly towards the bitter. So I think it is more of a Pale than a Bitter, the name may be a misnomer. Mouthfeel was medium with ample carbonation to it. This brew was a pleasure to drink and I will be grabbing a few more thru out the year. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 19, 2011
Its hazy bronze with a creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of fruit, malt and citrus. The flavour has a light sweetness and a refreshing bitterness, notes of citrus, fruit, malt and the finish is dry and bitter. Its a straightforward and very charming bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2011
Bottle. Copper/amber color, small head. Hoppy soapy aroma. Hoppy bitter grassy flavor, perfume notes and some spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (10057) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
Bottle, thanks to ekstedt!
Bottles Aug 2010, sampled on April 1, 2011
Hazy golden color, white head. Spicy, goldings like hop scent, very UK-ish fresh hop bag or Brittish style if you like. Bitter, malty, floral taste. Feels Brittish style again. Rather smooth medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Dry hoppy aftertaste.
Very nice, balanced and highly drinkable. I can really see myself drinking it again if I have the chance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6668) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
Bottle (bomber) from bierkompass.de. Hazy amber, medium off-white head. Bready malt aroma with floral and earthy hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with a firm and lingering bitterness. Elegant and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4332) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
Courtesy of ekstedt. Pours cloudy copper amber with nice bubbly beige head leaving nice lace. Fresh fruity hoppy and sweet malty aroma with caramel touch. Thin body, hoppy bitter, sweet, fruity and a bit piny flavor. Tart palate. Finishs with a very nice tart dry aftertaste.

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