The_Osprey (8682) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2017
August 2017 - Cask, handpull, at GBBF 2017, Kensington Olympia. As 'Bathams Mild'. Very happy to catch up with this classic Midlands mild, which I have wanted to try for some time. Dark brown with an orange hue, big foamy off-white head. Aroma is light chocolate and cola. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is watery chocolate malts, demerara and molasses, watery finish but smooth malts and very drinkable, some good nuance over the course of a third, maybe even more from a pint. (6-4-7-4-14=3.5) madmitch76 (25233) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2017
8th August 2017john44 (3300) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
GBBF Day 1. Cask. Clear deep amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry, modest carbonation. Dry sweetish malts, some toffee. Ripe fruits. A trace of annoying eggy yeast. A bit flat and eggy but jus about passes muster.
Cask at GBBF 2017, Olympia, London, Aug 2017 - Dark brown in colour. Medium foamy off-white head. Roasty malts, some caramel. Dark fruit notes. Quite dry. Sweet roast malty fruity throughout. OK. Very drinkable. (2017-08) Theydon_Bois (20425) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2017
Cask at GBBF’17, day one, 08/08/17.
Drank a good few gallons of this back in my days living in Brum and the Black Country but time to catch up on a rate !
Rich mahogany/chestnut brown with a decent light beige cap.
Nose is biscuit, toffee, grains, brown bread.
Taste comprises brown bread, dried fruits, glimmer of honey, dusty, biscuit crumbs.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, drying close.
Decent ’classic’ mild.
ekstedt (6944) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2017
Cask at GBBF 2017. Clear copper, medium tan head. Fruity, caramelly, slightly sulphury. Dry, medium bitterness.
MrTipple (5956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2017
Sweet caramel, dark, sweet, toasted malts, toffee, elderflower. Clear, dark brown, small, frothy, white head. Heavy sweet. More caramel, dark roasted malts, burnt toffee, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Quite sweet in palate. Cask at GBBF17, Kensington Olympia. BeardedAvenger (1022) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2017
Cask at GBBF ’17, 11/08/17. Chocolate aroma with a sour more medicinal/red wine edge. Reddish brown. Frothy off-white head. Sweet. Fruity. Sweet liqueur. Malt base. Medium bodied. Slick. Flat carbonation. Muted finish.I know I am going to score it much higher than average but I really like a beer like this. Goes down so easy. thomat (4085) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2017 Cask @ GBBF 2017. Dark amber with a tiny off white head. Malty and hoppy tones. Malt, caramel, fruit and hops. Light body with a bitter / fruity finish. Scopey (15427) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2017
Cask at GBBF. It pours clear deep brown with medium beige head. The aroma is earthy, toasted nut, earthy, wood, leather and a touch of caramel. The taste is dry, bitter - sweet, earthy roast, leather, wood, toasted nut and earth with a dry finish. Light body and soft carbonation. Not much depth, but drinks easy. OK. Beese (3064) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2017
Cask at The Great British Beer Festival 2017, Kensington Olympia. A surprisingly solid beer and good example of style. Clear dark brown, with a dense, off white head. A good malty, grassy aroma, with a full body and balanced flavour.