BrewTom (398) - - APR 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber hue. Light malty smell (honey, biscuit). More honey on the tongue with modest hop bitterness. Could do with a little more strength in my opinion but a good session bitter.
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Sjohnh (368) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2014 Drinkable. Decent. Dull. Thereís my 3D for you - oh sorry it should be 3B. Looks OK; brown, good head and lacing. Smells like - nothing. Watery. Uninspiring taste. Nothing wrong with it, not much right either.
miquelcrush (1673) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.
SilkTork (5360) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Royal Inn, Wootton Bassett. Spring, 2012. A pleasant dry bitter with a nutty quality and a lingering dusty finish. A satisfying and rewarding ale of quality and character.
AWS9 (527) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Okay, it actually looks okay, but one bad view of the light reminded me of a stool sample, which was a touch off putting. Fairly nutty, mild malts, easy finish. Disappointingly thin, but also an easy drinker. Not a bad pint really, but certainly a disappointing example of the style really.
KeefOz (1079) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted 20/4/2013 draught "Ye Old Red Lion", Chieveley, Berkshire. Poured a clear dark amber with a mahogany tint. The thin white bubbly head diminished quickly. Aroma-less. Tasted a mid-sweet throughout, no real bitterness. Light body bordering on watery. A smooth, soft, light ale with a bland finish.
ManVsBeer (5330) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Glowing copper coloured ale with a diminishing head. Itís a smooth dry bitter with a medium bitterness. Some malts in its aroma.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - NOV 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The landlord told me this was a manís beer!! Haha! Apparently originates from a recipe first brewed in 1910. The flavours are well balanced, good hop and malt, but a bit unexpectedly sweet ... sort of hazelnut caramel sweet .... not quite the combination for me.
Srumping (1) - - DEC 30, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is beer is well received where ever it is found. It has stood the test of time when other more modern brews have come and gone. It is a reflection of the quality and traditional method of brewing still undertaken at Arkells Brewery.
The smooth drinkable flavour of the beer hides the deep after taste, and the impact of itís 4% abv. Many a new drinker has found it to be a more powerful brew than itís strength implies. If well kept this is a superb beer, still brewed in a traditional fashion.
tombyars (1453) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
First tasted this at the Mossend Beer Festival, Lochwinnoch. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear copper red in colour with a thin white head. Slight fruit note in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malt base gives a digestive tea biscuit flavour with a suggestion of dried raisins. Metallic tang of hop resins gives a tired bitterness in the short aftertaste. Dry in the bitter sweet finish but poor overall.