DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2006
Intresting to get a bottle conditioned bitter at this strength, however im wondering if something wierd happened to the yeast in this fellow as there was loads. Aroma is lemon with lightly caramel notes, refreshing. Taste has some sort of chalky caramel biscuit characters which arnt as good as the aroma by far. Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2006
Gravity Cask @ Reading Beer Festival 2006. Slight toasty malts. Rounded bitterness with almost citrussy notes. Fin (10540) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2006
Bottle picked up in Sainsbury’s Kidlington 04-05-06. maybe this is the second duff beer that I have picked up this week but I was not in the least bit impressed. This beer continued to foam out of the bottle like an over acitve volcano once I had poured half of it, it tasted like one of my less succesful home brew attempts and looked a mess to be honest, I have had worse but not much had to chuck the second half away. I will buy another bottle at some point and give it another crack of the whip. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2006
Poured from the bottle, a deep amber colour with a good foamy slightly off-white head and a little carbonation present. A roasted nutty malt aroma. Some of the natural carbonation comes through in the mouth, the head tasting quite bitter before the flavours of toasted malt come through. Quite moreish would be the best way to describe this. kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2006
Cask @ Reading 06: Amber with a nice white head and good lace too. Sweetish malty start with some mild fruits in the middle and finish. Dry lingering aftertaste. A nice bitter.
harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2006
500ml bottle from Waitrose. New brewery for me. Copper thick white head. Exploded upon opening and poured with big chunks and big head. Bit musty/earthy bitter with some choc on end. Good to have a bottle conditioned UK ale cos its fuller in the mouth. Drinkable bitter, competent caramel/yeasty/hop. Fine, bit of wood smoke too. johndoughty (5446) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
Bottled.Poured with a big head.Slightly cloudy with some bitterness.Left some sediment. A so so bottle conditioned bitter not really very interesting. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
Cask Stillage at King’s Meadow, Reading 03/05/2003
Mid brown coloured and very hoppy. Some fruit aroma. Lasting bitter finish. Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2006
Bottle.Light chestnut in colour,large head,aroma is floral with hops,taste is hoppy and citric,long bitter finish. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2006 A Mes rate:
a5, a3, f5, p2, o12.
50 cl bottle from Waitrose. Bottle conditioned? I should hope so considering the size of the chunks that have just fallen into my glass. Dont for one minute think that is a makr of the quality of this beer however. Very hoppy all round, spritzy palate, more hops in the finish. That is about all really...
A Re- Rate (22/06/06):
a7, a3, f6, p3, o15
Standard English ale aroma but its much better than I originally thought. Creamy, hoppy and dusky. Without doubt the best head I have seen from an English beer. Flavour is smooth and very hoppy but not too floral and with those dusty hints you get in some English beers which usually I don’t care for but here it works. Nice crisp and fresh hoppy finish. Much better than last time and I have had it a few times since and stand by my second rate.