Towey1989 (2829) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear deep golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, some toffee, slight biscuity malts, a little spice and subtle orange peel. Taste of caramel, fruit, some biscuity malts, slight spicy orange, a little butterscotch and subtle spicy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dryish, malty bitterness in the finish. Don’t know what to think about this beer, part like your standard pale ESB bitter but with some fruit, spice and citrus and nothing too unappealing about it. It average. Mr_Pink_152 (5009) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2016
On tap at the Felix Holt, Nuneaton. As Sir Noël. Dark golden to Amber colour with a foamy off white head. Aroma is grainy sweet malt. Taste is sweet. nihtila (3640) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2016
Cask at JDW Sir Walter Scott. Clear amber. Nose is malts, light fruits. Tastes bitter malty, light spices. The_Osprey (7996) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2016
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as ’Arkells Sir Noel’, 5%. Presumably a rebadge of ’Noel’s Ale’. Golden orange, translucent, still with a creamy white head, spiderweb lacing. Aroma is airy and indistinct. Body is smooth with soft to tingly carbonation. Taste is sugary, resinous, musty, grains, some cloth and cardboard, a touch watery in the finish. There are no bad flavours but it’s pretty wishy washy. Good drinkability for the abv though. Just ok but could session it. SarkyNorthener (4621) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
RichTheVillan (7852) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
avion, aldridge. Amber beer with small head and patchy lacing. Aroma of malts. Taste is malts, yeast and bitter fruit. Not good.
Cask at JDW Bishop Vesey; clear amber pour with a thin magnolia head, light lemon and malt aroma, taste is surprisingly fruit wasn’t expecting that from the aroma, sweet caramel, bitter on the finish.
Scopey (14736) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Cask at Archie’s, Aberdeen. It pours clear amber with a decent beige head. The nose is soft, doughy, toasty, stewed orange, toasty and toffee. The taste is bitter-sweet, caramel, orange rind, marmalade, mild spice, earth, dough and toasty grain with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Perfectly acceptable esb action... Stuu666 (13425) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Cask at the Standing Order. Pours clear golden, nose is very light floral toffee, taste is dry, crisp, light fruit. mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Pint in Auld Brig in Irvine (JDW)
Dark gold colour with thin white head.
Tastes pretty bland. Touch of butterscotch but not much else. Slightly bitter finish. Light oily mouthfeel. Not for me sorry. BlackHaddock (7346) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Cask pint in my local Wetherspoons on 5th Dec 2014. Poured a good, bright amber colour with a thin white head. Mixed fruit and malty taste, very little aroma: got sweeter in flavour as it warmed a little in the glass. Although it had almost no smell I still enjoyed it. Almost had another pint, but I managed to drag myself away and home before I started a session (it was lunchtime when I had it).