Hunter’s Reviews




nudiebear
2.6
Hunter's Fire King
Bottle at home. Light amber brown, no head. Spicy, light candy. Chili burn, light sweet taste. Flat. Fairly forgettable but fancy name with the ring of fire chilies
Friday, September 15, 2017

Holmen1
3.6
Hunter's Pheasant Plucker
Tredje dag på slipp med Fridtjofen, flaske delt med skibsrederen mens vi venter på at arbeidslysten akal melde seg: rødlig rav med flott skum som varer. Frutkig bitteraroma og -smak med urter, nøtter, mørke fløtekarameller og jordaktige toner. Lekker bittersøt avslutning. Meget lettdrikkelig, så dette ble en god start på arbeidsdagen, og perfekt på soldekket.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Holmen2
3.8
Hunter's Pheasant Plucker
Bottle shared with JMD on board Fridtjofen at Tau slipp og båtbyggeri 02.09.17. Clear red copper. Persistent beige head and lacing. Fruity aroma and taste, with medium dark malt and English hops. Very quaffable.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Antpain
1.9
Hunter's The Bluebeards Revenge
Dreadful. Flat, tasteless, and plastered with patronising marketing nonsense such as "bottle conditioned in Devon fir real men". Well, real men (and women...) like their beer with some flavour and carbonation....
Friday, September 1, 2017

Holmen1
3.1
Hunter's Half Bore
Med Fridtjofen på slipp på Tau: flaske fra Gulating Stavanger, delt med skibsrederen. Nesten helt klar kobber med kort skum. Aroma og smak av brøddeig, urter, samt litt honning og ristede nøtter. Slank og lavt karbonert, så den sklir lett innenfor snippen. Fin floral bitterhet. Kan gjerne gjentas med full pint.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Holmen2
3.6
Hunter's Half Bore
Bottle shared with JMD on board Fridtjofen at Tau Slipp og båtbyggeri 31.0817. Clear copper. Diminishing white head. Aroma and taste of sweet malt, syrup, noble hops, dates and a hint of honey. Excellent quaffability!
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Sigmund
3.6
Hunter's Pheasant Plucker
500 ml bottle, from Gulating Ølutsalg, Stavanger. ABV is 4.3%. Brown to dark amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma of malts, chocolate and dark berries. Malty flavour but fairly dry, slight roast, again notes of chocolate, hints of caramel, a little fruit. Moderate hops. Still much better than expected after reading the other ratings, more than nice enough to drink. Might well buy again.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

JKaranka
3.5
Hunter's Full Bore
Pours amber. Bottle conditioned, tad murky. Nose has alcohol, figs, rum and raisin, sugarcane. Taste is nicely bitter, slightly sweet finish but on the dry side. Persistent gentle herbal bitterness interlaced with some caramel and dark fruits. Actually, not that sweet and gently tannic on aftertaste. Body is medium rather than heavy. Nice pint. Best I’ve had from Hunter’s and a very decent strong ale. Drinkable and nearly tonic.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

BeerViking
2.8
Hunter's Pheasant Plucker
Bottle from the brewery, pours a deep red-brown with little head. Pleasing bitter cocoa and burnt fruit notes, with fruity esters, but somewhat oxidised and lacking condition.
Sunday, July 16, 2017

imdownthepub
2.6
Hunter's Premium
Bottled, 500ml from Dartmouth Wine, Dartmouth, Devon. Gold to amber with white head. There is a strong musty, musk aroma to this which does follow on into the flavour. Somewhat farmy then a malty sweetness. There is wet carpet, damp dog notes. Not great.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

LazyPyro
1.1
Hunter's Crispy Pig Specialty Ale
500ml bottle. Clear golden colour with a thin bright white head. Aroma: reminiscent of Sourz Apple but very sweet, artificial, I get no malt or hop notes at all. Taste: very sweet artificial apple, the finish is very bitter and very metallic and chemically, like someone has sprayed bleach in my mouth, again absolutely no malt or hops detected. Couldn’t manage more than a few sips of this. I really hope this was just a bad bottle and it’s not supposed to taste like this...
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Finn
2.8
Hunter's Black Jack
Fra gravicask på The 25th Maltings Festival Newton Abbot 27 Apr 17. Ultramørk amber. Filmskum. Lett søt sjokoladearoma. Smaken solbær. Tørr avslutning. Uvariert.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

BeerNinjaUK
3.4
Hunter's Royal Hunt
Bottle from Cooperative. Pours rich amber with slight reddish hue. Aroma predominantly malty with some caramel, light woody notes and cereal.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

imdownthepub
2.9
Hunter's Old Charlie
Bottled, 500ml from Gloucester Services, M6 Southbound, Gloucs. Gold with white head. There is a fusty maltiness to this from the start which lasts the whole beer. Damp malts, cereals, a hint of dry cracker biscuit. Just okay.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

BeerNinjaUK
3.1
Hunter's Premium
Bottle from Cooperative. Pours rich coppery brown with good head. Aroma rich with caramel and cereal notes.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

BeerNinjaUK
2.8
Hunter's Pheasant Plucker
Bottle from Cooperative. Pours rich hazy amber with fleeting head. Aroma strong and earthy with caramel, bread dough and slight coffee.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

BeerNinjaUK
4.1
Hunter's Crispy Pig Specialty Ale
Bottle from Cooperative. Pours hazy orange with slight sediment and rapidly disappearing bright white head. Aroma strongly apple, with good acidity. Crisp.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Rune
3.4
Hunter's 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
Hunter's 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
Hunter's 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
Hunter's Full Bore
Bottle from brewer’s 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 it’s surprisingly dull for a brew of this strength.
Sunday, April 30, 2017

wheresthepath
3.3
Hunter's Black Jack
Bottle from brewer’s 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. Doesn’t taste its strength and doesn’t taste like a stout either - I’d have guessed it was a 4.7% ESB. Pleasant enough though, but pretty forgettable.
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Leighton
3.4
Hunter's 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
Hunter's Mary Rose 1982
500ml clear bottle. Unfiltered, from Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth. There’s some yeast and some hops which gives some flavour and character to this beer.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

SilkTork
1.8
Hunter's 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, you’re going to buy it because you’re a beer collector. But, be aware, it’s unlikely to be an enjoyable drinking experience, unless you get a better bottle than me.
Monday, March 13, 2017

john44
3
Hunter's 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
Hunter's 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
Hunter's 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
Hunter's 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 don’t actually give much else. Decent enough.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Finn
3
Hunter's Pheasant Plucker
Flaske 500ml fra Kjeller 5. Nyttårsaftenkos i heimen. Mørk amber. Middels høyt luftig skum som daler passe raskt. Aromaen en god blanding av malt & søt frukt. Smaken plommer. Litt tynn. Lett metallisk bismak. Avslutter tørt. Tørket frukt. Uklar siste kvelling. Mye bunnfall igjen på flaska.
Saturday, December 31, 2016

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

djoeye
2.3
Hunter's 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 don’t 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
Hunter's Devon Dreamer
Bottled. In a Guinness mug thus I can’t see the beer , but let’s relegate it to a 3 . Tastes of caramel, green hops, butterscotch, smooth light sweetness. Ok if you’re waiting for a pizza AND know you’re gonna drink something better soon.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Finn
2.7
Hunter's Premium
Fra cask på George´s Meeting House 29 Sep 16. Gyldenbrun. Filmskum. Aroma? Kanskje litt bær. Smaken ville bær. Tørr bitter ettersmak.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Finn
2.2
Hunter's Fire King
Flaske 500ml på Imperial, Exeter 29 Sep 16. Delt med Rune. Gyldenbrun. Høyt kremaktig skum som daler sakte. Aroma av frukt. Smaken som aromaen - men med et økende innslag av chili. Ensformig men drikkbar.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Finn
3.1
Hunter's Full Bore
Fra cask på Britannia Inn, Plymouth 24 Sep 16. Ultramørk amber. Lett farget filmskum. Lett karamellaroma. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken karamell & frukt. Bra fylde. Ettersmak av tørr karamell.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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

Finn
3.2
Hunter's Royal Hunt
Fra cask på Union Rooms, Plymouth 24 Sep 16. Mahognyfarget. Middels høyt tett skum som varer. Lett maltaroma. Silkemyk munnfølelse. Smaken behagelig maltig med tilløp til krydder. Lett bitter. Avslutter svakt syrlig. Innholdsrik & god.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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

Finn
2.2
Hunter's Crispy Pig Specialty Ale
Fra fat på Brass Monkey, Plymouth 22 Sep 16. Gyldengulbrun. Filmskum. Aroma som bringebærsaft. Smaken tyggegummi. Kunstig. Ikke god.
Monday, December 12, 2016

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

downender
3.1
Hunter's 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
Hunter's 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
Hunter's 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
Hunter's 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 (Tromsø 13.11.2016).
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Rune
3
Hunter's 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 (Tromsø 12.11.2016).
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

ERB92
2.9
Hunter's 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
Hunter's Premium
Cask ale, half pint at George’s 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
Hunter's 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
Hunter's 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