foxo82 (813) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hand pulled at The Bell Inn, Nottingham. Amber ale. Slight citrus aroma. Watery taste with a short finish. Sub-standard bitter.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (handpump) at the Bell Inn, Nottingham on 13 July 2012. One of those irritating "is it or isn’t it a rebadge" house beers where (of course) the pub staff swear blind it is specially made for them. In this case there seems to be no other matching beer in the Nottingham brewery portfolio (apart from the now-reduced-in-ABV Robin Hood Ale, which was right next to it on the bar and tasted rather different) so I’m assuming in this instance it is unique. Clear bronze colour. Lasting off-white head. Excellent condition. Slightly metallic and iron-y on the palate. Some volatile estery fruity notes. Also some gluey hints in the aroma. A bit odd but not unpleasant.