VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Draft @ Great Lost Bear in Portland - Poured a clear brown in color with almost no head and very little carbonation. Aroma was faint of hops and some underlying malty sweetness. Flavor was of floral hops and was slightly sweet. Nicely bitter through to the finish. Thick palate. Very good. MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 On cask at The Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME:3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Floral hops scent the well-rounded caramel maltiness in this authentic and balanced Bitter. Nothing stands out really, but when the cask is in fine form, this can be a satisfying pint for a session.
On draught at Great Lost Bear. Medium bronze color with an easy two finger frothy head. Served at room temperature which allowed all flavors to present themselves. Flavor reminded me of Belgium doubles but with a yeastier more English taste. Well worth the time to stop in if you are anywhere close to Portland, Maine. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2005
(cask conditioned - Great Lost Bear) deep copper with nice off-white head. Faint hop and malt aromas. Nice hops flavor, well balanced with malt. Hints of fruit. Mouthfeel is low carbonation as expected from a cask ale. This beer alone made the trip to Maine worthwhile. CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2005
(Draught) Sampled on tap at the Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME. Lasting, medium, foamy head with a hazy, non-carbonated copper body. Very hoppy with a nail polish and perfume nose. Very good bitterness in the palate and a extremely good balance with malt.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 15, 2005
On cask at the great lost bear in Portland. Not much aroma in this. Appears a golden cloudy color. With a large sized bubble head. Very nice bitter, hoppy, dry, great bitter aftertaste. Smooth drinking and well balanced. Slightly watery, but besides that I’m a pretty big fan. beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2005
Served cask conditioned at the Great Lost Bear. Cloudy amber color with a thick bubbly white head. Mild aroma of caramel and hops. Flavor of strong and powerfully bitter hops with caramel, strong bitter finish. Medium body, creamy and smooth texture, soft carbonation. Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Slight hop aroma, chewy, medium bodied with a hint of sweetness that is taken over by a hint of hop bitterness towards the end, though the finish is short lived. Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2002
Cask conditioned. Not much aroma, slightly alcholic. Nice creamy palate. Absolutely wonderful flavour - honey sweetness with floral notes. Just enough bitterness to be balancing. I would highly recomend trying this beer. Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2002
sweet floral aroma, low bitterness, medium bodied, quite creamy, nice overall flavor.