Hunterís Reviews




Rune
3.4
Hunterís Black Jack
Gravicask at Tuckers Malting Beer Festival. Deep dark brown body, spotty lacing from a dissipating beige head. Chocolate nose, smooth and inviting. Sweet flavours of honey, chocolate and earth malts followed by a backdrop of dark fruits. Fine bodied. A nice one. (Newton Abbot 27.04.2017).
Monday, May 15, 2017

Florya
2.8
Hunterís Half Bore
How : bottle Appearance : almost clear light golden, medium to small white head. Aroma : caramel, grass, floral, stone fruit. Palate : light body, average carbonation.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

ManVsBeer
3.1
Hunterís Crispy Pig Specialty Ale
Cask @ The Grove, Huddersfield. Clear golden with a small head. Full with its apple aroma, but bland in its apple taste.
Monday, May 1, 2017

wheresthepath
3
Hunterís Full Bore
Bottle from brewerís own stall at the Mapledurham Food Festival. Amber with a thin white head. Caramel dominates, with a touch of toast and honey. Slips down easily enough, but itís surprisingly dull for a brew of this strength.
Sunday, April 30, 2017

wheresthepath
3.3
Hunterís Black Jack
Bottle from brewerís own stand at Mapledurham Food Festival. Amber-brown with a thin off-white head. Toffee, roasty malt, a touch of chocolate and a whisper of blackberry. Doesnít taste its strength and doesnít taste like a stout either - Iíd have guessed it was a 4.7% ESB. Pleasant enough though, but pretty forgettable.
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Leighton
3.4
Hunterís Devon Dreamer
Bottle at home in London - sourced via Ocado. Pours clear gold with a frothy, white head. The nose holds lightly toasted grains, pale bread, dried citrus peel. Light sweet flavour with some biscuity notes, light husky grains, mellow bitterness. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Decent balance in the finish, further pale grains, light husky bitterness, hay, very slight orange impressions. Enjoyable golden bitter.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

SilkTork
2.5
Hunterís Mary Rose 1982
500ml clear bottle. Unfiltered, from Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth. Thereís some yeast and some hops which gives some flavour and character to this beer.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

SilkTork
1.8
Hunterís Mary Rose 1545
500ml brown bottle, unfiltered, £3.45 from the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. A rather dull and flat bitter with some chocolate notes, and a vague stale flavour, despite being bottle conditioned. Not a good experience. Of course, if you visit the museum, youíre going to buy it because youíre a beer collector. But, be aware, itís unlikely to be an enjoyable drinking experience, unless you get a better bottle than me.
Monday, March 13, 2017

john44
3
Hunterís Old Charlie
Bottle. Clear light Gold in colour. Small off-white head. Spare lacing. Fruity; orange citrus. Spicy. Hoppy; grassy and floral hops. Malty; grainy malts, hint of butter. Mildly bitter fruity spicy hoppy. Easy drinking. (2016-11-01)
Thursday, January 19, 2017

john44
3.3
Hunterís Crispy Pig Specialty Ale
Bottle. Hazy Yellow Gold in colour. Massive lasting foamy white head. Excellent lacing. Fruity; tangy apple. Hoppy; grassy hops. Malty; malts, caramel. An apple flavoured beer NOT a cider. Bittersweet apple fruity hoppy throughout. Easy drinking. Liked this. A refreshing crisp apple fruity bitter. (2016-10-03)
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Grumbo
3.1
Hunterís Black Jack
Bottle Dan brought back from Devon, shared at his. Poured dark brown with a moderate beige head. Aroma of chocolate, light coffee and roasted malt. Light to medium sweetness, moderate roasted bitterness. Toward being medium bodied, oily texture, below average carbonation.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Vladivostok
3.2
Hunterís Pheasant Plucker
Draught. Mid-amber with a complex caramel-based aroma and some sweet treacle notes in the mouth. Some autumn fruits evident and surprisingly bitter although the hops donít actually give much else. Decent enough.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Finn
3
Hunterís Pheasant Plucker
Flaske 500ml fra Kjeller 5. NyttŚrsaftenkos i heimen. MÝrk amber. Middels hÝyt luftig skum som daler passe raskt. Aromaen en god blanding av malt & sÝt frukt. Smaken plommer. Litt tynn. Lett metallisk bismak. Avslutter tÝrt. TÝrket frukt. Uklar siste kvelling. Mye bunnfall igjen pŚ flaska.
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Finn
3.1
Hunterís Crack Shot
Flaske 500ml fra Kjeller 5. Veldig lys gylden. HÝyt kremaktig, luftig skum. God maltaroma. Smaken lett fruktig med hint av malt. Balansert. Lett tÝrr avslutning. Uklar siste kvelling & masse bunnfall.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

djoeye
2.3
Hunterís Fire King
Aroma; pine, malts, leaves. Look; fawn head, amber-brown near clear body. Taste; grapefruit, amber malts, chilli, pepper - peppery chili finish. Feel; crazy. Overall; I still donít understand why adding chilli to beer. [50cl.btl 4.0% BB:1.11.2016 #1059 Gift from Rune, thanxalot!]
Saturday, December 24, 2016

Gary
3
Hunterís Devon Dreamer
Bottled. In a Guinness mug thus I canít see the beer , but letís relegate it to a 3 . Tastes of caramel, green hops, butterscotch, smooth light sweetness. Ok if youíre waiting for a pizza AND know youíre gonna drink something better soon.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Finn
2.7
Hunterís Premium
Fra cask pŚ Georgeīs Meeting House 29 Sep 16. Gyldenbrun. Filmskum. Aroma? Kanskje litt bśr. Smaken ville bśr. TÝrr bitter ettersmak.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Finn
2.2
Hunterís Fire King
Flaske 500ml pŚ Imperial, Exeter 29 Sep 16. Delt med Rune. Gyldenbrun. HÝyt kremaktig skum som daler sakte. Aroma av frukt. Smaken som aromaen - men med et Ýkende innslag av chili. Ensformig men drikkbar.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Finn
3.1
Hunterís Full Bore
Fra cask pŚ Britannia Inn, Plymouth 24 Sep 16. UltramÝrk amber. Lett farget filmskum. Lett karamellaroma. Myk munnfÝlelse. Smaken karamell & frukt. Bra fylde. Ettersmak av tÝrr karamell.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Finn
3
Hunterís Butchers Best
Fra cask pŚ Waterloo Inn, Plymouth 24 Sep 16. Gylden. Filmskum. God maltaroma. Smaken mye malt. Behagelig. Balansert.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Finn
3.2
Hunterís Royal Hunt
Fra cask pŚ Union Rooms, Plymouth 24 Sep 16. Mahognyfarget. Middels hÝyt tett skum som varer. Lett maltaroma. Silkemyk munnfÝlelse. Smaken behagelig maltig med tillÝp til krydder. Lett bitter. Avslutter svakt syrlig. Innholdsrik & god.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Finn
3.1
Hunterís Devon Dreamer
Flaske 500ml pŚ Union Rooms, Plymouth 23 Sep 16. Delt med Rune. Gyldenbrun. Middels hÝyt tett skum. Pen lacing. Lett ferskenaroma. Smaken utpreget fersken. Blir fruktig bitter & syrlig etter hvert. Litt uklar siste kvelling. Tynt bunnfall. Godt Ýl!
Monday, December 12, 2016

Finn
2.2
Hunterís Crispy Pig Specialty Ale
Fra fat pŚ Brass Monkey, Plymouth 22 Sep 16. Gyldengulbrun. Filmskum. Aroma som bringebśrsaft. Smaken tyggegummi. Kunstig. Ikke god.
Monday, December 12, 2016

Finn
2.8
Hunterís Half Bore
Fra fat pŚ Brass Monkey, Plymouth 22 Sep 16. Gyldenbrun. Filmskum. Lett rosinaroma. Smaken rosin & svisker. Blir tÝrr etter hvert. Litt syrlighet i avslutninga.
Monday, December 12, 2016

downender
3.1
Hunterís Fire King
Cask-conditioned at the Gryphon, Bristol 8/12/2016. Amber in colour with a moderately sized, off-white, head. Malty aroma with a touch of hedgerow fruit. Flavour was also malty, with some caramel sweetness and chilli warmth on the lips and tongue in the finish. Ok.
Saturday, December 10, 2016

downender
3.1
Hunterís The Bluebeards Revenge
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 2/12/2016. Golden in colour, with a thin, off-white, head. An easy drinking golden ale, with a touch of leafy hops and citrus fruits, before a moderately bitter, finish. Ok.
Friday, December 2, 2016

ERB92
3.1
Hunterís Half Bore
Aroma of caramel, bread, malt and hints of fruits, herbs and grass. Clear amber with a off-white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall an OK BItter.
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Rune
2.8
Hunterís Crack Shot
500ml bottle bought at Kjeller 5. A rocky, pearl white head over a clear, warm golden body. Crocheted lacing. Mild citrus and brown malts on the nose. Some sappy orange to the taste buds, hints of earth and caramel. Short lived bitter endnotes. Rather thin bodied. Soft in the mouth. Okay with our Sunday dinner (TromsÝ 13.11.2016).
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Rune
3
Hunterís Pheasant Plucker
500ml bottle bought at Kjeller 5. Clear amber body, covering off-white head blanketing the glass. Mild cocoa nose. Caramel malty taste mingled with leafy hops. Decent bittersweet finish. Easy to drink and satisfying partner to my pizza (TromsÝ 12.11.2016).
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

ERB92
2.9
Hunterís Pheasant Plucker
Aroma of fruits, caramel, malt and toast. Dark amber with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Light to medium body with a average to soft carbonation. Overall a perfectly OK bitter, but a bit thin and boring.
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Rune
3.1
Hunterís Premium
Cask ale, half pint at Georgeís Meeting House (JDW). Pearl white head, next to clear amber-gold body, fragile lacening. Malt-fruity aroma, mid-dry. Blended flavours of pears, mid-dry apples and caramel followed by a bittersweet finish. Medium bodied. Pretty alright (Exeter 29.09.2016).
Thursday, October 20, 2016

djoeye
3.1
Hunterís Pheasant Plucker
Aroma; roasted malts, brown caramel, plum, leather, dark syrup. Look; ruby body, fawn layer. Taste; roasted malts, leaves, brown caramel, plum, notes of malted candies - mild malted finish. Feel; normal. Overall; nice. [50cl.btl 4.3% BB.1.9.17 [email protected]]
Thursday, October 20, 2016

djoeye
2.6
Hunterís Devon Dreamer
Aroma; fruity leaves, caramel malts, meadow spices, grass. Look; off white head, mostly clear golden body. Taste; hops, leaves, fruit peel, caramel malts, small bread notes - leading to a semi dry finish. Feel; slightly thin, fizzy. Overall; ok. [50cl.btl 4.1% BB.1.9.17 [email protected]]
Thursday, October 20, 2016

djoeye
2.8
Hunterís Half Bore
Aroma; hops, leaves, dust, attic, pale malts, caramel note, grain. Look; off white head, amber clear body. Taste; mild hops, citric note, pale malts, mild caramel note, leaves - leading to a herbal finish with upcoming malts. Feel; normal. Overall; alright. [50cl.btl 4.0% BB.1.9.17 [email protected]]
Thursday, October 20, 2016

djoeye
3
Hunterís Crack Shot
Aroma; hops, pale malts, citrus, mild pine. Look; off white big foam, about clear pale golden body. Taste; citric mild hops, pale malts, bread, sweet grain, caramel n dough - leading to a balanced finish into bread. Feel; thin body, good feel though. Overall; easy to enjoy. [50cl.btl 3.8% BB.1.9.17 [email protected]]
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Rune
2
Hunterís Fire King
500ml bottle shared with Finn at Imperial (JDW). Rocky off-white head to a clear golden-brown body. Fair lacing. Bread-like malts and dried fruity nose. Brown malty flavours soon overrun and ruined by the chilli heat. We did not empty the bottle (Exeter 29.09.2016).
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Rune
3.3
Hunterís Full Bore
Half pint, cask, 6.8 % abv, at Britannia Inn (JDW). Low beige head to a deep rosewood coloured body. Fair lacing. Dried fruit and toffee nose. Flavoured with honeyed malts, raisin and caramel, jam-like impression. Mid-sweet ending. Well bodied. Warming and pleasing (Plymouth 24.09.2016).
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Rune
2.9
Hunterís Butchers Best
Half pint, cask at Waterloo Inn in Plymouth. Clear amber-brown body. Spotty lacing from a dissipating off-white head. Caramel aroma. Caramel malts dominated the flavours profile, hints of dried fruits towards the ending. More sweet than bitter. Fair enough (24.09.2016).
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Rune
3.3
Hunterís Royal Hunt
Half pint, cask at JDWís Union Rooms. Good looking with a creamy, fawn coloured head to a deep dark brown body. Spotty lacing. Dark dough and herbal hops on the nose. Caramel flavours joined by dough and mid-sweet citrus. Leafy hops towards the ending. Medium bodied. Went well with the English breakfast (Plymouth 24.09.2016).
Monday, October 10, 2016

Rune
3.3
Hunterís Devon Dreamer
500ml bottle bought at Union Rooms (JDW), shared with Finn. A pearl white tophead leaving rings of lace down the glass. Amber body, near-clear. Floral hops on the nose. Citrus flavours, impact of orange and lemon. Mild hop bitter finish. Tasty and refreshing (Plymouth 23.09.2016).
Friday, October 7, 2016

Rune
2.4
Hunterís Half Bore
Cask ale shared with Finn at Brass Monkey. Dotted spots from an almost naked surface. Clear amber body. Subdued aroma of caramel malts. Mixed flavour character of bread, caramel and some impact of lemony hops. Short lived malt bitter finish. So and so (Plymouth 22.09.2016).
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Rune
2.5
Hunterís Crispy Pig Specialty Ale
Cask, half pint, shared with Finn at Brass Monkey. Patchy white head, clingy lacing, clear golden-brown body. Mild aroma of apples and and pale malts. Taste of apples, berry fruit and pale malts. Mid-dry ending. Rather thin in-mouth feel. Easy going (Plymouth 22.09.2016).
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

liquidbread86
2.7
Hunterís Devon Dreamer
From bottle, pours light amber with nonhead. More fizz than expected. Punchy hops flavor that settles to salty and bitter.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Gary
3.4
Hunterís Black Jack
500ml . Bottle. In a tulip . Ruby brown and not resembling any fucken stout Iím accustomed with in body ... Wow this is a racist beer ... Khaki head is subtle and lazy . Nose of chocolate and sugars and roast . Tastes like a chocolate cake in nuance , one where the richness of chocolate mixes well with sour bitter dark fruit berry texture . This tastes pretty decent , but as a stout purist, I gotta ask what the fuck kinda colour is that ? Itís almost dark Amber . A 3 because it still looks decent , even though itís totally wrong!
Thursday, August 25, 2016

hohops
2.4
Hunterís Mary Rose 1982
Appearance- clear, golden and effervescent, a small white head which quickly settles. Aroma- hops, grass, spicy hints, straw, metallic undertones. Taste- bitter hops, juicy fruit, soft bitter finish, metallic, watery mouthfeel. Not much going on here.
Monday, August 8, 2016

JorisPPattyn
3.4
Hunterís Black Jack
Disparate head over hazy light-brown beer (stout???). Bottom solid yeast. Woody nose, chocolate malt, pencil(wood). Chocolate, sweetish, lightly coloured malts. Acidity backthroat (light). Quite well-bodied for its ABV. Feels better carbonated than it looks. I agree - "Brown Jack" doesnít sound very comestible. But this Jack ainít black! Txs to Stef!
Monday, August 1, 2016

Sigmund
3.1
Hunterís Crispy Pig Specialty Ale
500 ml bottle, as Hunterís Crispy Pig Speciality Ale, from Det Gode Brygg, Sandnes. ABV is 4%. Brewed with Boadicea hops and apple essence. Deep golden colour, large white head. Strong aroma of apple essence / apple candy. The flavour is slightly acidic and fruity with notes of apples, but also with distinct hops and a bitter finish. Okay, and something out of the ordinary, but hardly a beer that will be on my priority list to buy again.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The_Osprey
3.3
Hunterís Full Bore
May 2016 - Bottle share at Floor 42. As íHunterís Full Boreí. Dark orange brown, sparkling, huge foamy cratered off-white head. Aroma is redcurrant, biscuity malt, a touch of mint. Body is light, foamy, tingly carbonation. Taste is bready and malt-forward, crackers, toffee with some red berry and minty high notes. Overall, a solid English strong. (3.3)
Saturday, July 16, 2016

ManVsBeer
3
Hunterís Black Jack
Bottle from Crocombeís, Lynmouth. Mid-brown with no head. Described as a ílight stoutí it is in colour, and surprisingly so in its taste given its strength, we which is not overly obvious. Thereís a sweetness amongst its roasted malts in its nose, and this is more dominant in its taste.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

BeardedAvenger
2.9
Blueberry Brothers Blue Yonder Blueberry Beer
Bought by the in-laws whilst they were on holiday in Devon. Drunk at home, 03/06/16. Best before March 2016 but doubt this is an issue.. A strong aroma which was obvious just when I poured the beer in to the glass. Unsurprisingly an aroma of blueberries, with an alcoholic hit. Not that nice. Dark amber in colour, with a pretty lively head. In terms of palate not bad, it certainly goes down easily enough. However the taste is pretty bland. A boring ale with the addition of acidic berries. Not as bad as it coupd have been but not as interesting either.
Friday, June 3, 2016