Brewed by Tomos Watkin
Style: Bitter
Swansea, Wales
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
A rich red premium cask ale produced using pale ale, crystal and wheat malt. A full fruity/citrus hop flavour of willamette and fuggle with the light aroma of goldings.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2008
bottle - medium-light amber with small head. Faint toffee malt aroma. Flavor is biscuit malt, a little hop bitterness in the finish. Modest body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle@Home. Toffee, flowers and a hint of grass in the aroma. Amber color, beige head, good lace. Sweet, light bitter, toffee, hint of citrus, light herbal, a little sticky. Nice session beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5374) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 Oct, 2008</br> 500ml bottle from local Spar in Swansea. A crude forced carbonation thatís rather sharp and acidic like a cheap lager. Nasty aroma of sheep shit and straw. This doesnít remind me at all of the rather nice beer I had from the cask at Cayo Arms in Cardiff a few years ago. This is plain, thin and lacking in character. A fairly typical British bottled bitter - well, no, this is worse than average. Stale, cardboardy hops. Stewed gluey vegetable water. Burnt rubber and sugar. Not that nice really - but drinkable enough I suppose. [2.4]
Aug, 2011</br> 500ml unfiltered bottled from Beers of Europe. Big foam. Initially pleasant toffee accented malt with lively citric hops from America, finished with some earthy, dusty British hops. Then some dirty, unwashed notes come in. Some cardboard flavours. Some watery yeasty notes. Thereís promise here, but the beer cannot deliver on that promise due to an inadequate bottling process. [2.6]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (11278) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Light amber colour. Nice malty aroma. Moderate bitter lightcaramellic flavor. Oily palate. Moderate bitter nice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3605) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a medium mostly lasting creamy head and a fari lacing. Rich malty aroma and taste with notes of sweet caramel and fruits. Semi hoppy dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (12136) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Bottle from D&J Liquor in (near) St. Louis, MO. Amber color with a decent beige head. Very "light stone fruit" aroma over slightly roasted caramel. Medium plus body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is rather malty with a fair amount of fruitiness. Finish tends to end bitter. Fits ESB style, though perhaps the malt is a bit rougher than usual.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
Clear amber with tiny white head. Sweet malty flavor with ashy and grassy notes. Ends sweet and ashy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Bottle at Peculier Pub. Basically what the commercial description says, but in no particularly flavorful or noteworthy way. Very average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3512) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear orange/brown with a huge tan head. Aroma of light fruits and toast. Flavor is quite fruity, with toast and marmalade. Very drinkable, tasty, and sweet. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
berkshirejohn (5018) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2008
500ml bottle. Gold with a thick cream head; caramel and malt aromas; similar flavours, but over-pasteurised giving an unappealling jammy, stewed fruit effect; slightly bitter finish, but mainly leaving a burnt caramel after-taste. Not pleasant.

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