McLaughlins Horseshoe (Camden Town) Reviews




ladnewton
3.6
McLaughlins Hampstead Spring
Cask at the Horseshoe on 23rd October 2009. Gold with white frothy head. Hoppy with sharp grassy, slightly savoury touch and a light note of citrus. Easy to drink despite 4.2 and a very long, bitter finish which I found to be satisfying.
Sunday, October 25, 2009

yespr
3.3
McLaughlins Hampstead Spring
From cask at the brewpub as Camden Spring, 4.2, surprised to find this in early October - but I donít complain :) Pours hazy dark orange with a thin and white head. Mild frutiy and citrusy hops aroma. Crisp mango, peachy and citrusy fruity flavoured, mild sweetness. Light body with no real malt flavours. Lingering fruity hops flavoured finish with a medium bitter and dry finish.
Thursday, October 01, 2009

yespr
3.3
McLaughlins Best Bitter
From tap at the brewpub as Camden Best Bitter, 3.6. Pours cloudy dark amber to hazzlenut brown and with a small, tan and creamy head. Aroma is rosted malty, light hoppy note. Smooth mouthfeel. Quite hoppy and with a roasted mild malty base flavour. Light fruity hops flavoured. Rather dry and bitter flavoured into the finish.
Thursday, October 01, 2009

fonefan
3.3
McLaughlins Best Bitter
Cask (handpump) @ McLaughlins Horseshoe, 28 Heath St, Hampstead, London, Greater London, England NW3 6TE.
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, pine, orange, anis notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20081229]

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Ethereal
3.3
McLaughlins Hampstead Summer
Cask at The Horseshoe, 17th August 2008. Honey coloured, slightly hazy with a small head. Good aroma of honey and lychees. Fruity and sweet at the start of the sip with the hops coming through later on to balance things out. Ok palate and a long finish. Went well with my sunday roast!
Monday, August 18, 2008

Ethereal
3.1
McLaughlins Hampstead Spring
Cask at the Horseshoe, 21st July 2008. This is a sibling of the ’Summer’ but it’s also a summery beer. Hazy golden amber with a perfumy, hoppy nose, it’s quite citrusy on the tongue and bitter enough to be refreshing. Pretty quaffable, but wasn’t served in great condition imho. Decent enough but forgettable.
Sunday, July 27, 2008

Finn
3.5
McLaughlins Hampstead Summer
Cask at The Horseshoe, Hampstead 28 Apr 08. Golden brown colored. A fluffy small head. Unclear. Inviting fruity aroma. Complex flavor of dry fruits. Dry bitter finish. Very good!
Saturday, May 17, 2008

Rune
2.8
McLaughlins Hampstead Summer
Full pint on cask at the brewpub (which is more a Winebar, than an ale pub) in Hampstead. Amber-orange body with a slight haze. Missing head. Fresh floral aroma. Summer taste with tropical fruits and pale malts. Medium bodied (Horseshoe, 30.04.2008).
Saturday, May 10, 2008

Ungstrup
3.1
McLaughlins Hampstead Summer
Cask at The Horsehoe, Hampstead, N London. A golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma is sweet grassy hoppy. While the flavor is swweet with light malt notes on which are notes of citrus and grass from the hops, leading to a fine lightly bitter finish. Great session beer.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007

yespr
3
McLaughlins Hampstead Summer
On cask@The Horseshoe. Pours golden orange with a lacing white head. Aroma is fruity hops and slight caramellish malty. Low carbonation. Seems a slight bit dead. Quite fruity flavour. Ends decent bitter with a bit of caramel sweetness.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Rastacouere
3.2
McLaughlins Hampstead Summer
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 2     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   White(1)->Tan(5) : 1   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 1
Aroma:
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : 2 Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 2   Biscuity : XX   Hay : 3   Toasty : 3   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Honey : 2   Cereals : XX   Grainy : 3
Hops : 3   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 2   Spicy : XX   Floral : 2   Lemon/Lime : 2   Grapefruit : 3   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : 2   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 1   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : 1   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Fresh tasting, cerealic malty beer with a tart zesty tang that works. A pleasant surprise for a London brewpub.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

oh6gdx
3
McLaughlins Hampstead Summer
Cask@The Horseshoe. Golden colour, not much head. Aroma is hoppy, grassy and wooden with a slight touch of leather in it. Flavour is wooden, grassy and has hints of strawish malts and some fruits.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007

jbrus
3.3
McLaughlins Hampstead Summer
Cask@McLaughlinsHorseshoe. Floral aroma with some citrus. Yellow, white head, fair lace. Light sweet, pretty bitter, especially towards the finish, citrus. Soft mouthfeel. Very refreshing on the summer day that I went there.
Friday, August 10, 2007

chriso
3.6
McLaughlins Best Bitter
Cask (gravity dispense), Pigs Ear Beer Festival, London, December 2006. Reddish copper colour. Plenty of tangy, oily, resinous hop bitterness. There is a slight underlying toffeeish note, maybe even a hint of smoky malt but itís the hops that dominate. A nicely assertive biter that punches well above its weight. SilkTork is right - I do like this.
Sunday, February 11, 2007

bluekuma
2.9
McLaughlins Best Bitter
Cask, handpump at The Horseshoe, Hampstead London. Ruddy brown coloured, raw-edged malty bitter. Tart appley fruit, tarry dryness and a bitter finish.
Sunday, January 07, 2007

SilkTork
2.9
McLaughlins Best Bitter
Pigs Ear. Old fashioned English hop soaked biter. Very pleasant and flavoursome. Good, solid beer, well done. Not quite to my taste, but pulls well above its strength. Tastes like Fullers ESB. I should think that Chris_o will like this.
Sunday, December 31, 2006

maeib
3.2
McLaughlins Best Bitter
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Pigs Ear BF. A slightly hazy anber coloured beer. The aroma is biscuity and malty with alcohol showing itself. The taste is malty and a little fruity. OK and pleasantly drinkable.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006

duff
3.5
McLaughlins Best Bitter
Cask@The Horseshoe, Hampstead, N London. Quite dark for a bitter, and iím sure the guy behind the bar said it was stronger than 3.6%, i could be wrong. This was a loveley bitter, richer than youíd expect a bitter to be. This was quite earthy, with a toasty malt character and some light roastyness. Wholemeal grain characters, with touches of dark fruit. Some nice citric hops in the finish and some nice bitterness. Quite rich/full bodied for a bitter.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006

duff
3.2
McLaughlins Hampstead Summer
Cask@The Horsehoe, Hampstead, N London. A lovely light hoppy ale. Some sweet pale malt characters, lightly grainy mouthfeel. Finishes with light fruity aromatic hops. Some nice citrus/grapefruit and melon notes. Very pleasant.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006

thebeertourist
3
McLaughlins Best Bitter
On draught at the brewpub in Hampstead. Copper-coloured with quite a creamy offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma. Citrussy hop flavours on a caramel toffee base. Light to medium body, dry mouthfeel. An agreeable new bitter in one of Londonís best neighbourhoods.
Friday, September 29, 2006