BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, - NOV 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At last I’ve got round to reviewing a beer in Willy’s: two hand-pulled pints before ’The Town’ won 5-1 later in the day (10 Oct 2012).
The beer has changed a little over the years and now sits at 3.8% ABV: still amber, clear and clean looking along with it’s biege foaming head. Always fresh, you can see the brewing kettle and the rest of the brewery from a window towards the back of the bar!
The nose was a mixed bag of malts (biscuity) and hops (fruity): the taste also a pleasant blend of flavours, the semi-sweet biscuity malts just about winning the battle for dominance over the fruity, yet bittering hops.
Very easy to drink and flavoursome session beer, always have two pints to make sure you’ve enjoyed it, I do.
tombyars (1269) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled this bitter in Willy’s Pub in Cleethorpes, June 2000. Cask, handpump dispense. Pale amber in colour with a frothy white head. This ale had a really terrible pungent aroma (best described as something unsavoury stuck to the sole of your shoe!)Thankfully the beer tasted much better - if you could get passed that aroma. Pale malts giving a slight biscuity malt texture in the mouth with a subtle hint of tart gooseberry fruit. Strong aromatic hop resin in the dry aftertaste. Finish is slightly malty with tart gooseberry fruit still in the mouth. An ok session bitter but hey, correct that aroma!
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2011
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ 2nd Saltburn Beer Festival. A hazy yellow/orange colored beer, with a light beige head. The aroma has something fishy about it, a little sour with some bitter. The taste is better. It´s dry, fruity and flat moving too bitter. The aftertaste is dry bitter.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 16/09/2005
Amber coloured with fruity and extremely hoppy aromas. Poured lively. Dry lasting finish.
imdownthepub (9163) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask Conditioned at Willys Pub & Brewery, Cleethorpes, Lincs. Dark amber beer with soapy head. Sweet malted bitter, thinly flavoured with a cabbagey aroma and taste. Boiled out rather heavily, unspectacular.