Acorn Reviews




Towey1989
3.1
Acorn Heart of Oak
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon, a little orange, some cereal and subtle grassy, herbal hops. Taste of lemon, a little orange, some toasted malts, slight cereal and subtle herbal hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A bittersweet, cereal and toasted bitterness in the finish. An easy drinking, toasted malt ale. Subtle citrus adds a pleasant bitterness to this. Ok.
Monday, May 30, 2016

jamesie1857
3.2
Acorn Heart of Oak
On cask at JDW Huntsman in Sheffield - Clear to hazy yellow, thin but lacing white head. Nose is biscuity and rather cereal based, bit of fruit. Taste is dry, bit a stone fruit effect in the burp, a little bit of maltiness too.
Sunday, May 29, 2016

MrTipple
3.7
Acorn Old Moor Porter (Cask)
Toasted malts, coffee, cocoa. Clear, dark brown, medium, frothy, beige head. Light bitter. Burnt earth, toasted malts, cocoa, coffee, medium bodied, flat carbonation. Very decent Porter, well-balanced, well-rounded. Cask at CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.
Sunday, May 29, 2016

RichTheVillan
3.3
Acorn Taurus IPA
Cask at the Benjamin Huntsman; clear burnished amber pour with a frothy off white head, biscuit and citrus aroma, taste has tangerine, light bitterness, some sweet malt.
Friday, May 27, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3
Acorn Taurus IPA
Cask at the Benjamin Huntsman, 20/05/16. Clear golden blonde with a decent off White head. Nose is bready malts, orange, straw. Taste comprises tangerine, melon, soft bread, grass. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Drinkable but sub par for style ... lacks hops.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

jmgreenuk
3.4
Acorn Taurus IPA
Cask at the Benjamin Huntsman, Sheffiield. The aroma is grassy hop citrus. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light fruity hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

theprof
3.2
Acorn Gorlovka Imperial Stout
Cas. Malty with a whiff of gravy powder on the nose. Dark as befits an imperial stout but the tan top could be improved in terms of creamy texture. Taste has smooth roasted malt with a little fruit flitting through.and some coffee notes in the finish. Imperial stout is not an easy style to master. I have yet to find my archetype but this isn’t it.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Euroscooper
3
Acorn Taurus IPA
On cask at Brigantes, York. Served golden and clear with a good head. Has a citrus taste with grapefruit and lemongrass hints. Has a spicy bitter
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Euroscooper
2.6
Acorn Cambium
On cask at Punch Bowl, York. Served golden and clear with minimal condition. Strong fruity taste. Herbal and hay hints. Spicy bitter finish
Saturday, May 07, 2016

JaKeAFC
3.2
Acorn Kashmir
Cask, pint. Red-brown color, clear, short offwhite-yellowish head. Light roasted malts, toffee and leafy hops. Light to medium body, soft carbonation, light bitterness, smooth to dry finish.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

fonefan
3.1
Acorn Polaris IPA

Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 2016, National Winter Ales Festival (2016), The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby, Derbyshire, England, DE24 8JE.

[ As Acorn Polaris IPA ].
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, fruity, apples. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, hop bitter, apple, pale malt, sweet malt, sharp, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20160217]

Thursday, April 28, 2016

allmyvinyl
2.8
Acorn Blonde (Cask)
Cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Pours clear pale yellow gold with a thin white head. Aromas of sulphur, faint lemon. Taste is more of the same. Thin finish. Not a fan.
Monday, April 25, 2016

Nocturne
3.1
Acorn Black Oak
Cask. Near black with a hint of ruby. Lasting light brown head. Notes of roasted malt, liquorice and very slight red fruits running through it. Something a bit tangy and sour lurking. Not bad but not the most palatable.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

joe19612
3.1
Acorn Old Moor Porter (Bottle)
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin beige head, aroma is fresh with a hint of grass taste is medium bitterness with some roasted malt with a dry bitter finish.
Sunday, April 03, 2016

fonefan
2.8
Acorn Waimea IPA

Cask (gravity) @ Ned Ludd, 27 Friar Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire England NG1 6DA.

[ As Acorn Waimea IPA ].
Clear medium orange color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, citrus, apple. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration, citrus, apple, nutty - earthy notes. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat to soft. [20141012]

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Rasmus40
2.8
Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask)
Cask @ Crosse Keys, London. Clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and caramel. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 250316
Friday, March 25, 2016

ManVsBeer
3.1
Acorn Drop Kick
Cask @ Beckett’s Bank, Leeds. Blonde coloured with a small head. Crisp and easy-drinking, it has an extremely light fruitiness, but stated enough to be its dominant characteristic.
Sunday, March 20, 2016

gowdy
3.3
Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask)
Cask pint at The Corryvreckan (JDW) in Oban. Very dark brown colour. A bit of head.
Sunday, March 20, 2016

MayumiH
3
Acorn Requiem
Cask at London Drinker Beer Festival. Mild malts. Fairly mild bitterness. Lightly bitter finish. Not much body and flavour is not memorable.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

mR_fr0g
2.9
Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask)
Cask handpull at the moon under water Watford. Dull copper coloured pour with a thin greyish head. Aroma is nutty brown bread, unrefined sugars, some dried fruits. Flavour is composed of nutty malts, flinty mineral, tangy berry, dry mineral finish. Palate is semi sweet, moderate cask condition, rounded. OK.
Monday, March 14, 2016

BeerViking
3
Acorn Barnsley Gold (Cask)
Cask at the Plough & Harrow, amber with a lightly malty nose, sweetish malty body with a light earthy bitterness.
Monday, March 14, 2016

Don2711
3.7
Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask)
Chestnut appearance. Malty aroma with pine notes. Medium bite on palate despite lower strength. All on all nice session drink. Can see why it did well at Camra 2015 with silver
Friday, March 11, 2016

Beersiveknown
4
Acorn Old Moor Porter (Cask)
Cask@kelham tavern
deep Ruby brown, slightly tart red fruit, rich, earthy, chocolate, moderate body, light carbonation, long finish. Proper Porter!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Rune
3.2
Acorn Polaris IPA
Gravicask, shared with Finn at The National Winter Ale Festival. Clear amber body, beige bubbly head, fair lacing. Aroma of leafy hops, citric notes. Mid-sweet flavours of ripe fruits and leafy hops bitterness towards the ending. Fine bodied. Drinks well (Derby 17.02.2016).
Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Rune
3.2
Acorn Kashmir
Gravity, half pint, shared with Finn, mini-festival at Brunswick Inn. Near-clear dark golden body. Naked at the top. Smell of dried fruits and brown malts. Toffee flavours joined by apricot and leafy hops to a mid-dry ending. Medium bodied. Tasty (Derby 17.02.2016).
Monday, March 07, 2016

ManVsBeer
2.9
Acorn Secret Affair
Cask @ The Works, Sowerby Bridge. Clear golden with a creamy head. More hoppy than malty, but there’s a tasty enough balance of both. There’s some berry sweetness in its nose.
Monday, March 07, 2016

ManVsBeer
2.7
Acorn Freebird
Cask @ Commercial Inn, Sowerby Bridge. Clear golden with a creamy head. It’s a malty, easy enough to drink bitter.
Sunday, March 06, 2016

DevianBeer
3.2
Acorn Gorlovka Imperial Stout
partiamo dal presupposto che non è un’imperial stout, stoutina da 6° carina ma niente di più
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Finn
2.8
Acorn Polaris IPA
Fra cask/gravity på NWAF i Derby 17 Feb 16. Delt med Rune. Varm gyldengul. Lett honningaroma. Smaken tørket frukt. Blir tørr & bitter etter hvert.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

harrisoni
2.8
Acorn Requiem
4.5% Cask gravity at London Drinker BF 2016. Clear dark brown beer lasting beige head. Malty beer. Very brown malts. Some vague hop on finish. Touch of puke. OK
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Finn
3.2
Acorn Kashmir
Fra cask/gravity på minifestival på Brunswick Inn i Derby 17 Feb 16. Delt med Rune. Gylden. Lavt skum. Rik fruktaroma. Mye fersken. Smaken mest grapefrukt. Blir veldig tørr etter hvert.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

undercurrent25
3.1
Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask)
Pours an amber colour. Taste is well balanced with a bitter finish. A classic example of a Yorkshire bitter
Monday, February 29, 2016

imdownthepub
3.3
Acorn Hallertau Blanc IPA
Cask conditioned at Merton Beer Festival ’16. Amber with white head. There is a sulphery nose to this from the start, then a peachy, slightly chemical hint although not overly so. Some bitterness. It’s fine.
Sunday, February 28, 2016

harrisoni
3.4
Acorn Hallertau Blanc IPA
Cask gravity at Merton Winter BF 2016. Clear amber lasting white head. Farty yeasty aroma which dies off. Some bitterness. It’s good condition. Some sweetness. Some hop ok. Not the best of the Acorn ipa but decent.
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Fin
3.8
Acorn Hallertau Aroma IPA
Cask at Merton Beer Festival, Friday, 26th February 2016 Pours light mid gold, good clarity with a sparky, lively white head. Sweet malts, soft hoppiness, pleasant bitterness lingers, dry finish. A6 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.8
Saturday, February 27, 2016

imdownthepub
3.2
Acorn Thunder Struck
Cask conditioned at The Beerd, Oxford. Very dark brown with cream head. Darkly roasted malts lead the way here, some charcoal, some roasted coffee notes but also a slightly tartish, fruity notes, hints of citrus, hints of soured plums. A bit of a mixed bag.
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Stuu666
3
Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask)
Cask at the haymarket. Pours clear golden, nose is dull toffee, light fruit, taste is sweet, malty, fruity.
Friday, February 19, 2016

Don2711
2.3
Acorn Barnsley Gold (Cask)
Aroma sulphurous. Appearance gold. Taste lemon flavours but not too exciting. Palate slight bite. Overall drinkable but nothing special.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Itstasty
2.9
Acorn Old Moor Porter (Bottle)
Pours well and looks nice in the glass. Burnt malt flavours with liquorice undertones, leaves a lasting impression in the mouth, although with a thin mouthfeel. Easy drinking. Nothing special.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

The_Osprey
3.1
Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask)
Cask at The Railway, Putney as ’Acorn Barnsley Bitter’. Clear orange, still, thin white layer of foam atop, leaves light lacing. Aroma has some caramelised sugars, some dog, rubber, maybe a little sulphur. Body is smooth, rounded, low carbonation. Taste is biscuity, straw, a little sulphur, squash ball (yes, I suck these on a regular basis so I can make this comparison), soft bitterness. Middling bitter. Pretty much the epitome of ’twiggy bitter’. Drinkable with just enough nuance to keep things interesting.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

DruncanVeasey
2.7
Acorn Barnsley Gold (Cask)
Cask hand pull, The Felix, Nuneaton, 02/01/16. Slim necked brilliant gold. Eggy front with creeping soft lemony cake notes. Lingering cashew. Nose sulphur and not much else. Weak grass and bicarbonate notes. Bland. Beer from another time.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

cgarvieuk
3.1
Acorn Thunder Struck
Cask at ushers... Dark roast malts... Soft sweet chocolate roast.. Soft malts nose dark chocolate roast... Soft acetone.. Dark chocolate roast malts... Dark roast
Friday, January 22, 2016

Stuu666
3.6
Acorn Thunder Struck
Cask at the bow bar. Pours black, nose is blackcurrant, chocolate, taste is sweet, creamy, fruity, dry.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

McNeillR
3.6
Acorn Thunder Struck
Opaque dark brown, slim ringed head but solid one sided wet sand lacing. Nose is kinda gummy prune, languishing roast and soft melon/grapefruit piping through. Initial taste is a soft bitterness, but woody and earthy and pads out to a drying sunburnt hay. Carbonation sleek and exceptionally smooth mouthfeel and a clean, gummy lift on the palate. Finishes clean enough, dark berry and proper unripened orange bitterness with a light charred choc tang on the linger.

Cask, Bow Bar, Edinburgh

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
3.7
Acorn Thunder Struck
On cask at the Bow Bar. Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head. Nose - mainly chocolate and molasses. Taste - molasses and rich orange. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - a very well made black IPA.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

JaKeAFC
3.8
Acorn Cracker
Pint pulled from cask, 4.1%. Light blond color, just slightly hazed, 1 finger thick white head. Aroma is light malty and loads of citrus and grapefruit. Seems to be flavoured, but the flavouring really matches the citrusy hops. Very clean taste, heavily hopped and rather bitter, medium bodied for its ABV and low carbonation, aromatic finish. Loved this one.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

jjsint
3.2
Acorn Gorlovka Imperial Stout
Handpull cask at the Kelham Island Tavern. Dark brown, only slightly translucent. Big tan head. Smells of sulphur and Bisto, not actively unpleasant but not enticing and certainly not beery. Taste is a different world altogether. Sweet, almost milky, with a strong tinge of liquorice and the slightest hint of clove. Nice full body with bitterness in the aftertaste. Not perfect but dangerously quaffable.
Sunday, January 10, 2016

hohops
3.2
Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Bottle)
Appearance- dark, mahogany, a two-finger pillowy off-white head. Fairly clear despite the colour. Aroma- caramel, nutty, hints of golden syrup and/or honey, brown bread, toasted nuts, hints of dried dark fruits. Taste- malt-forward, nutty, hints of overdone fruitcake, bready, hints of milk chocolate. Mouthfeel is slightly watery. Solid stuff.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

prawlie
3.3
Acorn The 13th Noel
Cask at the Hop in York. Light red currant aroma. Light and fruity bitter, fair, but a bit bland.
Monday, January 04, 2016

ManVsBeer
3.1
Acorn The 13th Noel
Cask @ Stick or Twist, Leeds. Clear dark reddish-brown with a thin head. Strongish winter warmer with some sticky winter fruits in both aroma and taste. There’s some liquorice and a hint of spice.
Saturday, January 02, 2016