After trying a couple other bottle conditioned UK ales, I had a certain level of expectations for Bluebird Bitter. Forget it, as this was very different from the Fuller's - 1845 and Young's Special London Ale bottled conditioned beers I have tried.
This beer was light in body with a very mellow but refined flavor.
For starters, the beer poured a dark gold with not much of a head. I did not notice any sediment.
The aroma was mild with some yeast notes. There was a certain freshness about the smell; the sort of smell when one enters a flower shop. Overall, very light and bright.
As for the flavor, it was light, dominated by the yeast. It had the Heineken skunkiness flavor at first and just mellows to a mild bitterness. As the beer warmed up, it became more floral as did the finish. The label on the bottle claims the beer has a faint hint of scented geranium and I can buy into that.
I am trying to characterize the flavors but it is tough because this really is such a light beer. I cannot stress that enough.
There was no graininess or grittiness to the texture. The consistency was watery with a fair amount of carbonation.
This is just a nice social beer.