fonefan (53396) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2017
Leighton (23342) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle 500ml. @ [ Chriso’s pre- Xmas Tasting 2015 ] - Chris and Ruth's House, London.
[ As Three Castles Holly Berry ].
[ BBF. 2011/11 ]. Clear medium yellow - amber orange colour with a large, frothy - creammy, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, fruity malt, fruity, light hoppy, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, citrus - fruit, fruity malt, pale malt, bread notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. 
Bottle shared at the chriso and Ruth pre-Christmas / post-Pigs Ear holiday tasting of 2015 - London. Cheers! Pours clear orange-gold with a creamy, white head. Has a somewhat bland aroma, some light grainy pale malts, with orange and tangerine accents. Light sweet flavour with simple pale bread, light leafy hops, low bitterness, hints of citrus fruits. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Dry pale bread in the finish, with a bit more pale bread, leafy bitterness and orange rind. OK, nothing too wrong here. mr_h (6208) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Cask by hand-pump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear deep amber brown, good bubbly cream head, caramel malty aroma, hint of berry fruits, non-existent lacing, sweet, malty, moderate carbonation, dry malty finish SaintMatty (7687) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2012
Cask (Cricketers, Southampton) - Copper with a small head. Blackcurrant, caramel and dried fruit in the aroma. Caramel, berries and malt in the taste. Nicely balanced and enjoyable. berkshirejohn (6854) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
Cask at the John Russell Fox (JDW), Andover. Amber with a tight cream head; earthy aroma; sweet taste with some cinnamon spice and a rather thin body; and a spicy finish. A reasonable Christmas beer.
imdownthepub (15747) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2011
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Copper with white head. Fruity, autumnal body with just an edge of tartness, acidity. Some lightish hop, reasonable balance. It’s ok. downender (9089) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 7/12/10. Deep amber with a decent off-white head. Fruity and earthy malt aroma. Sweetish flavour, with berry fruit, some vague spiciness and a decent, bitter finish. Good. cgarvieuk (26716) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2010
Bottle at home ... copper ... thin off white head ... sweet malty fruit nose ... light bitter fruits ... standard drinkable bitter fiulijn (21558) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2009
<i>Cask Conditioned at Wenlock Arms, London</i>FatPhil (17711) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2009
Dark amber color; thin head. I was scared by the name and label (Berry), instead this good Bitter is enhanced by a very good hopping, evident both in the aroma and flavor, fruity and lighty grassy. The final, well balanced, shows a light earthy (manure) character. Very good.
Cask (Pullman, Helsinki)
Simple bitter ale aroma. A touch nutty. Taste follows that - quite a little zing in the mouth from the hops. Some retronasal esters, but good nutty bitterness too. Very well balanced. Pleasant finish, even some ginger as well as dark bitter hops. Good one.
Rerate: A day later, it was a little mellower and didn’t have all the details that were so good the day before. Lesson - get this at its prime.