BlackHaddock (2356) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have drank this in three different pubs including the All Nations (it is brewed round the back of the pub): this review however is for a cask hand pulled pint from The Plough in Shifnal about 10 miles from the brewery.
Pale blonde/golden body, bright and sparkling look to it. On top sat a full but thin white crown of bubbles.
The taste and smell were of floral hops which in the mouth began to turn more bitter and sharper than in the nose.
This is a good session beer and should be taken in large mouthfulls to ensure you have another (and another).
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the All Nations, Madeley 20/08/2005
Sampled at the beautifully serene All Nations pub in the Shropshire countryside which has a rich brewing history and is well worth a visit.
Golden hoppy fruity beer with some bitterness in the crisp malt finish.
2. Cask Stillage at Bridgnorth Station Festival 12/09/2009 (as Shires Dabley Ale 3.8%)
Fruit and hop aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a crisp bitter and dry finish.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity @ 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival, UK. 27th May 2005
Blonde hoppy summers ale, when will it end? Flowery/fruity and all that. More bitter aftertaste than the average, though.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Much the same as the others have said really, so I won’t go into more detail. Definitely more a golden ale than a bitter. Grassy, clean and fresh. Stood up to almost a week in a plastic bottle remarkably well. Maybe a touch soft on the finish. Bright bottled from cask (gravity dispense), Cambridge Beer Festival 2005.
Sigmund (4184) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned at the 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival, gravity dispense. Listed as "All Nations Dabley Bitter". Pale golden colour. Lovely aroma of citrus and tropical fruits, reminds me of the Oakham ales. Light bodied, fruity flavour. Hoppy finish. A nice session bitter / golden ale, esp. for the summer months.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Cambridge BF. A yellowy golden straw coloured bitter with a lemony citric hop aroma. The taste is very hoppy and tasty with more lemony notes. Nice tasty and refreshing.