JPC1524 (220) - Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Dark copper/brown pour with small white head. Nicely balanced with the toffee notes and bitter finish. Decent yet simple best bitter. ShivanDragon (4522) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2016
bottle from the brewer, 500ml, 4.0, clear light copper. Has a lot of caramel, malts, lagermalts, and some corn in the aroma. Taste is bit thin/watery, weak bitterness, caramel, corn, lack of carbo, weak bitterness, slick/soft, toffee, nuts, at least it’s not harsh, and i could dink a case of it at a party ;)...... DIBBLE (103) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Malty and slightly metallic aroma. Clear copper coloured beer with brief off white head. Lively yet somewhat watery mouthfeel. Hoppy bitterness kicks off the experience before the subtleties of toffee and light malt mellow things out. Finish is dry, sweet and malty. leaparsons (10712) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle. Golden brown in colour. Aromas are fruit and spice in no great quantity. Flavours are soapy initially, then sour fruit. Its almost creamy in flavour and on the palate. Odd. There are traces of soapiness, too. Too thin - at least the finish is bitter. BlackHaddock (7585) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, best before 7th Aug 09, drank mid Feb 09. Poured into a UK pint sleeve glass.
A reddy, copper body with a white top of small bubbles.
No huge aroma, some hops (it is made with Goldings, Progress, Fuggles and Challenger hops), but not strongly. The Maris Otter barley used doesn’t add to the aroma a great deal but it does sweeten the smell a little. I am a great fan of Fuggles hops and I like to think I can pick out its aroma, I couldn’t on this occasion.
Fairly dry tasting, hoppy and refreshing. A typical English Best Bitter. Nothing overpowering, just a good blend of fine ingrediants.
A pleasant drink and I would emagine even better in a pub and on cask.
worldbeertaste (1806) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2011
Dark red amber beer with a fizzy tan lasting head. Smell of caramel, fruit and wood with malt. Light thin body, with soft carbonation. Taste of sweet caramel and malt with a bitter finish. Feels like it has more body than the cask but still pretty plain. Not sure which is better. Ungstrup (38249) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottled. A dark red-amber beer with a thick tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel as well as lighter notes of toffee, leading to a dry and bitter finish. fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2009
Bottle at Bishop’s Arms, Malmöanders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2009
Hazy amber color. It has a breadish aroma and a quite poor flavor, with some yeasty and metallic caramel.
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with some hints of hops. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel finish. Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear warm amber golden with a small off-white head. Nutty aroma. Light body with nutty accents and a whiff of lightly burned caramel. The finish is dry with a subdued bitterness. 260309