Erzengel (7384) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
*Old rating, cask in the UK. Nice malty Ale. The typical yeast characteristics is there, the body is full with malty aroma, smooth and easy to drink. For the ABV nice and round, moderate bitter in the aftertaste with nice nuts and malt.
tbonde (289) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint from tap@Alford Arms, Hemel Hempstead@approx 10 degrees. Pours dark amber with small beige head with sufficient retention. "Warm" malty, nutty aroma reflected in the taste, where also a little hop bitterness to contrast the caramel, bisquit and nutty flavours kicks in. This bitterness also carries over in to the aftertaste where it gradually takes over from the inherent sweetnes.Good mouthfeel and easily drinkable. I like more hops in my beer but this is definitely classic British bitter and well balanced.
Tarosama (80) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bought @ The Brewery, Take Home 2pt Pack. Dark ruby colour, full body with toffee like sweetness, low carbonation, no head. Pleasant beer.
erickok (5169) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber bodied with stable small beige head. Maltier bade than I expected, caramel and biscuit, with fresh hops, quite piney for a classic English bitter. Creamy mouth feel, not too thin for the abv. Great drinkability and properly bitter. Hooray! Rightfully recommended to me by the friendly bartender at The Royal Standard of England. I happily pass that recommendation.
daniele (7810) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From cask. Pours cloudy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty, light fruity. Bitter, toasted malty and breadish. Bitter and dry, light herbal hoppy.
Vladivostok (427) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Carbonation levels are usually low and head seldom lasts beyond half way. Distinctive combination of flavours. Personally, I like it. Not everyone does.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the White Horse 40 from 40 Festival, 2nd May 2010. Classic copper bitter colour with a lacy white head. Very strong butter toffee nose and initial taste but not the slickness of diacetyl. Definitely nutty with a hint of fruitiness. Not bad and rather different from other ales. I think that if this was local beer it would definitely be seen as an acquired taste.
imdownthepub (12909) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Far from the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Dark amber with white head. Initially sweet malty with a nutty, fruity tone, then there is a noticeable leafy hop to add a good balance of flavour. Good flavoursome bitter.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Malt Shovel Northampton A mid brown coloured beer with a whitish head. The aroma is thin with just a hint of dry fruitiness. The taste has good fruit with nice licorice notes and berries. There is a hint of acidity which is strange but reasonably appealing. It also has vinuous notes. Tasty and with odd characteristics for a beer of its strength.