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


on tap

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RATINGS: 103   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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
skortila (4484) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2008
Bottled. Tasting @ Kolding Bryglaug. Weak hoppy aroma with some maltiness. Bit hazy, golden-copper coloured with an off-white head. Taste is sweet, bit bitter, hoppy. Some nutty maltiness. Uninteresting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5789) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 18, 2008
bottle. Pours a medium copper. Pretty faint aroma of sweeter malts. Pretty nondistinct taste, light sweetness & very mild bitterness. Very easy drinking but pretty bland

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2008
Pour is lightly hazed caramel colored with a tiny off white head...smell is toasty and very sweet and malty with lots of toasty bread crumbs...taste is lightly sweet with some bread crumb flavor, but overall it is really just sweet and thin...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2008
Bottle. Nice clear orange/copper with a big, puffy head that fades and leaves good lacing. Grassy hops and some light fruit notes in the aroma. Some caramel malt in the flavor with a light/med body and a slightly bitter and metallic finish. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4241) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2007
Bottle. Brown beer with a strong head. The aroma is quite creamy and dry and the flavour is slightly dry with hints of chocolate and toffee. Overall a nice average beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 25, 2007
In the bottle at the Hy Vee Oktoberfest beer tasting 2008. Pours dark gold with a think white head. Has a great honey aroma. Thin in body with a slightly lemon taste. Not smoothly mild, but rather just weakly watery in body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2007
(Bottle) Light copper color with a small stable lid of cream colored bubbles. LIghtly toasted floor malt. Hints of dry grass and flowers. Light caramel sweet malt start. More nutty in the middle with almonds and walnuts. Fairly bitter and dry in the finish and linger. Fairly standard bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Bottle and served in pint glass: Clean rich golden hue with a nice foamy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of grassy and herbal hops, dry and heathery esters, lots of pale Maris Otter malt, and some apple fruit esters. The taste is a straight forward mix of mild bitters and mild malt that is easy going and session worthy. A moderate fruity twang perks up the profile. Nothing that requires much thought and finished short and fleeing on the palate. Okay stuff and I would like to try on cask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, and grass. Flavor of caramel and mild hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2007 Bottle (500ml). Shared with LagerLoather, his bottle. Clear amber, looks a little like weak tea average creamy-foamy beige head. Light aroma, iced tea and light floral hops, quite fresh and very malty. Taste - simple, refreshing, not too demanding - like iced tea with a touch of lemon, tannic on the back of the tongue, light herbal hops in the malty finish. The body is just right - malty but light, medium astringency, light and quick finish - very nice, sessionable - will look for this on tap in England (cask, anyone?)

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