Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
Pours amber with off-white head. Aroma is hoppy / citrus / sulphur. Taste is earthy / caramel / slightly metallic although pretty drinkable. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
HogTownHarry (7062) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2007
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 5     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 1   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 1   Lacing : 1
Intensity : 3
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 2   Hay : XX   Toasty : 2   Caramel : XX   Nuts : 2   Honey : XX   Cereals : XX   Grainy : XX
Hops : 4   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Spicy : 1   Floral : 3   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : 3   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : 2   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 4   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : 3   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: Headless, but very tight beer, mineral, firmly bitter, refreshing acid and dry. Excellent.
Cask. At The Duke of Wellington on The Strand, Covent Garden, London. Clear, pale amber, with an average off-white head. Slightly pungent, funky herbal hop aroma backed by grainy-wheaty malt. The taste is low-level bitter herbal hops, slightly acidic, with a long grainy finish. The body’s nice and chewy, solid astringency, very soft yet complex mouthfeel. Excellent - much more interesting than many bitters, I loved that acidity. rlgk (18851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
(Cask at Tennents Bar, Glasgow, the day after RBESG 2007) Golden color, small head. Quite weak aroma. Hoppy, grassy flavor with some fruits. oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2007
rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2007
Chamberlain. Dark amber colour with mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity, hoppy, earthy and slightly caramelly. Flavour is hoppy, fruity, quite grassy and caramelly. Pleasant one.
Cask conditioned at Tennent’s Bar, Glasgow.
Clear golden colour. Bit eggy and light sweet malty with good flavouring hops and medium bitterness.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Cask at The Priory Arms, Stockwell. In appearance, aroma and flavour, very much a classic bitter - simple, balanced beer. A bit of woodiness to the flavour but this didn’t taste like a beer that’s been supreme British champion four times. Looking down the comments, it seems that it can vary from average to sublime - I must have caught it at the former. davegore (223) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2007
Cask at the Stanley Arms in Aughton. I can’t remember ever having a bad pint of this beer Pours clear and golden, crisp taste in the mouth, hoppy with hints of citrus. blankboy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2007
Cask at Hale’s Pub, Harrogate. Pours a great-looking clear gold with an average size mostly-lasting creamy white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Mild aroma of sweet malt, fruit and hops. Slightly mild but tasty flavour of sweet malt, fruit and hops with a decent bitter finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Great stuff, an excellent session Bitter! Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 17, 2007
Draught at various pubs in London. A fully golden brown beer with a whitish head. The nose is of hops and caramel. Rather earthy with some sulphur. The taste is mainly of marmite. Earthy. The mouthfeel wasn’ t impressive at all. The beer left a beautiful lacing. Decently hoppy with a bitter finish. This bitter lacks in power.