Finwe (438) - Grankulla, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Cask @ Oliver Twist. Clear copper colour with a white head. Malty, grainy flavour with some grassy hops. Clean, malty flavour with some hops, probably East Kent Goldings. Dry and bitter finish. finol (3487) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2012
Cask at Oliver Twist.
Pours amber with a white, for a cask ale, big head.
Yet again, for a cask ale, bitter taste taste of plilsner like hops and honney. taganaya (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
Cask. Clear gold with white head. Smells buscuity, malty, bit skunky. Taste is malty, sour, moderate hops, some yeast. Bit syruppy. zacgillbanks (5500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle from Boots Christmas Beer Gift Pack in Bewcastle. Golden coloured with a sweet toffee and citrus fruity flavour with a slight woody finish. dynamiteninja (1888) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle conditioned, verified by CAMRA. Gold body. Retentive medium white head. Floral, fresh wild raspberries, hoppy. Gentle bittersness edged off with some bitter raspberry tang. Dry finish. Soft mouthfeel. Syrupy body. Very good summer beer.
tombyars (1766) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Sampled this prize winning bitter in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in November 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin milky white head. Strong, dry dusty hop presence in the aroma with a thin but clean mouthfeel. Good lacing throughout. Pale malt base gives a very slight malty note which is soon overwhelmed and undermined by a strong smack of whole hop fields. Hop resins are quite intense in a citric floral bitterness, which continues well into the finish. A major session bitter for REAL hop lovers. Voted CAMRA’s champion beer of Britain in 2008! Really surprised at that result because it’s not that spectacular - or am I missing something! Surely there must be better bitters out there? Vignale (3997) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2011
Cask at hte Hawkley Inn, Hampshire, A really well build amber bitter. Well balanced, good malttastes and citric hops, dry finish. RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
Cask, King’s Head, Carlisle. Malty bitter, with a slightly buttery mouthfeel and faint grainy aftertaste.Good amber brown appearance, rounded, tangy, some burnt caramel late on. rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2011
Dark amber colour with low yet creamy head. Light malty nose with traces of woody, floral hops. Mouthfeel is a bit astringent, with notes of herbal, citrusy hops. Tasty beer at this low abv, with dry, light bitter aftertaste. BeerViking (5041) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2010
Cask at the Magpie in Brentford. Amber-brown with a fine creamy head. Malt and a hint of lemon on the nose, good malty-bitter balance on palate. Biscuity bitter finish. Just a bit under-conditioned but still tasty.