Formerly brewed at Young’s
Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Generally only available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles. Has appeared occasionally in cask.
A truly delicious mid-gravity ale brewed a high level of crystal malt, which delivers a full mellow flavour.
Maris Otter pale ale malt, Fuggles and East Kent hops, roasted and torrefied barley, crystal malt and fermentation sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Rated 3/31/06: Clever label, interesting sounding ale so I picked one up a while back. Overall nice and tasty. Pours a medium amber color with a slightly creamy head that ultimately dissipates to a film. Moderate lacing is left along the glass and the carbonation is steady. The aroma is malty with a nutty undertone. I find the aroma slightly weak to detect but once the beer warms up it begins to come out a little more. I like the overall flavor of this one, it is rather malty with a slight hop character. The flavor is subtle, but it works well. Solid English Ale with a smooth finish and a clean aftertaste. Decent brew, nothing that stands out but all around decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2007
One of four remaining 500 ml bottles at Binny’s in Naperville, IL. Roasted pumpkin/nut brown in color with a lingering off white head. Nose on this one is deep. Solid malts, dried fruits(raisins, figs), and something I will describe as slightly sour chocolate milk. Crisp and lively carbonation, this was fairly full in the mouth. Finishes slightly bitter but with no after taste. Very unique and better than I expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (11901) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 4, 2007
BB 17 Aug 07. Here goes. They don’t make it anymore. Smells like a winter warmer - malt. Some light fruit hints. Reddish amber color, a bit hazy, with a thin head and some lacing. Starts with floral and fruit. Medium mouthfeel. Finish is not quite dry, and the hop finish is not all that bitter. A nice low malt, floral finish. Actually a great ale. Too bad it’s retired.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 23, 2007
Rated 2004-05-04. Dark amber, medium white head, which lowers slowly, tiny lace. Malty, caramelly, sweet and bit flowery aroma. Light to medium body. Fruity, sweet and flowery flavor with some hops. Dry, medium-length finish. Typical brittish-ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (3689) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2007
bottle - Pours light amber with a large, fluffy head. The aroma is mainly caramel malt. The caramel malt flavor is balanced by mild hops presence. It’s too watery, which of course gets less bothersome as it warms, but it’s still on the thin side. This brew is alright, but not worth what they charge for it around here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - APR 15, 2007
Dark brown with a short lasting head, although it looked good for a short while. One dimensional if pretty drinkable, slight oxidation/ cardboard notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1921) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2007
Moderate sweet malt taste. Hazy amber color with medium head. Slightly tangy sweet malt flavor. A little watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
doubelknv3 (1021) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2007
Cloudy Golden burgendy with creamy head. Spices, malts, and floaral aroma. Farily bland with dominated by malts, with a mild metallic falvour (bottle). Fairly dry with a mild bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1297) - Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2007
Bottle, pours a medium to dark amber, malt and caramel flavors, apple fruit aroma, little hop bouquet, faint spice scent (where that come from? Hops?), soft sweet malt with caramel flavors, pale malt flavor, dry on the palate, some bread flavor from the malts, good mouth feel, the alcohol exposed itself as the ale warmed up, I enjoyed this drink, not outstanding but better then I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 1, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a reddish-brown body with an average creamy yellowish-beige head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, and light fruitiness. Flavor of caramel malt and hops with a bitter finish.

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