Profile of BudeHarmonicaMan

Profile of BudeHarmonicaMan






30 beer caps
Joined 15 years ago
From Bude, NA, United Kingdom
Last seen drinking Nothing!

Tallish, was dark, no longer handsome.

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  • St. Austell Tribute Ale
    rated 2.7 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    The beer is a thin and mean offering for a real ale. It tastes and smells as if dry, old dusty hops have been employed rather than the fresh article, and the malt didn't impress either. Weak finish. Not terrible, but after two pints I just wanted to go home and drink Chardonnay.

  • Sharp's Brewery Doom Bar Bitter
    rated 4.8 15 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    This is easily Cornwall's finest cask-conditioned beer. It has a complex aroma of spicy fruit esters combined with rich, biscuity malt and lovely fresh hops. In many examples there is a pronounced zesty citrus edge which is very appealing. It is medium-bodied with sweet fruity flavours upfront and a fresh, firm hoppiness underlying. The sweet fruit is balanced beautifully by a concentrated maltiness. The finish is well-integrated, ending with dry hoppiness and leaving you wanting more. For those who have marked this beer lower than I have, I would say that it definitely must be fresh - a cask more than two or three days old may well disappoint. In rural Cornwall out of season this may well occur quite frequently, unfortunately, especially in pubs that try to run too many "real ales" in winter. In addition, it is a sin to serve this beer warm, as I have experienced in some pubs. Like any fine product it is a delicate beast that needs good handling to bring out the best, but when it is at its best there are few cask ales that can better it.

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