LakeDistrict (22) - - AUG 25, 2013
Nice bitter with a good aroma, bought from booths in Keswick labelled as XB best bitter ManVsBeer (10946) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle - ’XB’. A cut above your average bitter with a lovely texture to it. Slightly grainy with a high bitterness. Copper golden with a small head. DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle from Booth’s- ’XB Best Bitter’. Clear bronze with a low, retreating white lid. For a BB pretty fruity; buttered orange peel, gentle hopcone, toffee and stone-soft mineral notes. Finishes dry with a trace of nuttiness. Caramel and straw aroma. Decent but ultimately another dreary, coppery bitter with a suggestion of twig I’m unlikely to ever drink again. dogbomb (1253) - ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Branded XB. Pours a rich honeygold with a steady white top. Nose is rich honey, a little light toffee. In the mouth, it;s quite sweet - but almost artificially so - like someone has popped a couple of sweeteners in. There’s a little fruitiness - lemon - in the taste. There’s also a malt dying to break out here, a slight toasty note. The palate leaves a horrid fake-sweet aftertaste in the mouth. Shame, lovely nose and lovely appearance - but that odd aspartame taste ruins it for me. Samjallen (10) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
Part of MyBreweryTap 52 week subscription. Nice sweet aroma, not too bitter. Fizzy mouthfeel. Amber brown colour.
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Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2012
On cask at The Paisley Beer Festival. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of yeast, grassy hops, yeast and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Lingering lemon. cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2012
cask at paisley ... amber ... light white head ...dull mellon toffe nose ... soft orange .... dull fruit ... blah ... maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Criterion Leicester. A brown beer with a whitish head and lacing. Predominantly malty with yeasty notes too. On the sweet side and a touch phenolic. Has some interesting characteristics but is not memorable. downender (8882) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Bag ONails, Bristol 25/04/09. Copper coloured with a moderate white head. Red fruit aroma with a smidgin of caramel and grassy hops. Easy drinking, with plenty of doughy malts, some fruit esters and a sold, bitter finish. Good.