I'm drinking a friends brew this evening and I had to email him with an honest report on what I thought of it. In all honesty it was very very nice! He had tried to make his beer very much like an old speckled hen. It was not overly bitter which I like as I find any beer too bitter and it gives me headache. Lovely mouthfeel which is what you do find with home brews, and talking of homebrews, there is NO HB tang. This had no smell at all and was a little sweet, alcohol level must have been around 4%. This beer was from a guy who doe's not do forums and has been brewing the same stuff for some time. Needless to say, he took home some of my brews, lets hope he likes them like I like his!