DruncanVeasey (8056) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Unretired bottle from Tesco. Lagery gold clarity with lacy white froth. Some very musty ganja-tinged hop resins floating out of the pint glass as it warms. Smells much better than it tastes. Sourish, faintly sulphurous with a shampoo bitterness in the finish. Doughy, fresh bread-like afters. Ok Bitter cooked and filtered half to death.
Fin (9796) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours warm golden in colour some citrus notes from the hops. taste is a touch sweet but there is some balance with a reasonable bitterness, as bitters go this is fairly standard and has little to set it apart from the rest of the crowd.
cgarvieuk (22148) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden coloured ale, with a hoppy nose and ahoppy hoppy biscuity flavour little drying
Ungstrup (35015) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 20, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. A clear orange beer with an off-white head. The aroma is sweet with dusty flowery notes from the hops. The flavor is sweet with notes fo caramel, leading to a dry flowery and bitter end. The body is thin.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Gold/amber colour with little head. Not much happening in the aroma. There’s a light, citric bitterness on the palate. Dry, but rather thin, with a papery feel. This can be a decent session bitter on cask but it doesn’t translate to bottle too well. No great faults, and drinkable enough, but I couldn’t get too excited by this beer.
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s a golden beer, with a nice, creamy head. Nice and light aroma, the flavour has a moderate bitterness and notes of caramel, fruit and flowers. The bitterness increases in the finish, but still moderate.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yet again, ratebeer are saying beers are retired when they aint! I bought a bottle of this golden wonder from Tesco’s just today! And it tastes good. Light brown/dark amber in colour, good carbonation. Slips down a treat with a slight hoppy dryness clearly evident. A tad reminiscent of the great Shepherd Neame Masterbrew!
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled in London. A nice drink. The bitters are nice and the hops used are excellent as well. It is a very smooth drink with a little bit of bitter aftertaste but is nice. Pours dark brown.
Rune (11499) - Tromsř, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2007
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
660ml bottle (bb.12.06.07) from Sainsburys, Holborn. Golden brown body under a frothy, white head. Malty foundation in aroma and taste, but with a citrus-fruity accent. Nice bitter end. Refreshing. Standard English bitter (Sampled with CinnamonGirl and Magne, 01.02.2007).
KnutAlbert (6732) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This has all the elements a fine bitter should have, but it is way too shy of making any statement. Everything is on the safe side, there are (were) far more interesting bottled beers from Young’s where they play with the ingredients and make something interesting.