Jonb5 (521) - Greater London, - FEB 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half litre bottle, poured into pint glass. Bronze auburn colour, clear, one finger off white head. Retained a fair amount of lacing. Aroma had hints of Fuggles and Goldings hop with some apple, also had to think of a north German style Pilsner. Tasted pine and citrus fruits (mainly grapefruit) sharp finish, moderate bitterness. Smooth texture, decent carbonation, slightly watery body. Overall it lacked the character of some ESBs and was slightly too strong to session as Andrew Flintoff found out after 17 pints at the 2007 cricket world cup in Barbados.
Godfather50 (228) - SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2017
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing interesting about this beer. Reminds me of Courage Best in cask just got the edge over Hoffmeaster. Tastes mass produced and characterless. Little hop aroma but then I would expect much. Difficult to deliver a good bitter from a bottle.
Crit (3912) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright amber,small beige head.Light balanced nose.Lightly fruity malt start, medium strength lasting hop bitterness in finish. Low carbo, as it should be
Freaky_tiki (1136) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2017
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can (which is funny) from local LCBO. This is the beer your mother warned you about. Nice can design; shame about the beer. Syrupy & sour. Crappy beer. Bad representative for the style. There’s a local British inspired brewery within a short drive of where you live that can do a better version of a bitter. Shitty. Avoid.
zacgillbanks (4868) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from B&M, Team Valley, Gateshead. Amber coloured with a thin white head. It has a malty, toffee and sulphur flavour followed by a roasted and fruity finish. Not bad.,
ogivlado (7546) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 31, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 500ml. -from Vrutak Zagreb. Clear amber coloured, small off-white head, mild caramel nose. Sweetish malty, light caramel, herbalish hoppy and slightly watery with rather bitter finish. Drinkable but usual bitter.
Marko (5293) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 17, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks Vran for sharing this with us! Poured a clear amber body. Herbal hop aroma, dry caramel notes. OK nuff. Taste... well... there are some nice English citric / herbal hoppy notes, but the mouthfeel is null and void almost, just too dry, being offset by the bitter finish. Seems like a hop profile that would match a slightly better-bodied beer. Well... any improvement on the body would be a large improvement. Meh.
redders1974 (1150) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice chestnut colour creamy honey caramel small bitterness easy drinking simple but effective
rstk (13) - - NOV 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral and hoppy aroma with caramel notes, pretty simple but full. Beautiful chestnut colour with average creamy head. Medium body, taste is simple, malty, mildly bitter blunted by hops, which are felt all the way through with a bit dry finish. Soft carbonation, feels watery. Not perfect but, personally, the best bitter I have tasted so far.
darbeer75 (754) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: getting lots of apple juice; Taste: lightly bitter; Overall: refreshing
wombat23 (1076) - Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel and biscuit. Taste is malt, caramel, and bread. Mildly bitter. Overall, it’s bland but easy to drink.