beerboy278 (4) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2017 does not count DrnkMcDermott (3137) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2008 500 ml bottle. Rating #666 (ooo scary!). Too bad I couldn’t have saved my 666th rating for Halloween, but you go to rate with the beer you have. Pours a slightly cloudy amber body with half an inch of tan foam, and a half inch ring of bubble clinging to the glass just below the surface. Slightly fruity malt smell. First thing I taste is bubbliness that suggests force carbonation. Then some more fruity taste, perhaps from both malts and hops, supported by an old house yeast. Bit of pineapple juice and pear nectar, maybe some strawberry tartness. Some caramel malt. Bitterness somewhat indistinct, letting malts play up front. A slightly minty aftertaste. RB seems right to place this as a Strong Ale rather than the English Pale Ale its label claims to be. Very novel taste for any English beer.
The local off license sells this out of date. Three bottles for £1. An absolute bargain although I feel that I just constantly poo foam all of the time. Not a recommended session beer. Biscuity tones (more an Oreo than a custard cream). Paddycairns (76) - - OCT 21, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2016 chocolate, caramel, golden, clear, tan foam, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, zacgillbanks (5506) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle from B&M, Team Valley, Gateshead. A golden beer with a toffee, malty and caramel flavour followed by a slight floral hoppy bitter-sweet finish. Ok. I_LUV_BEER (232) - - MAY 16, 2016
Served in a snifter from a 500ml bottle. Pours clear amber with a white head. Aroma is caramel malts with bready notes. Taste is bitter-sweet, predominantly malty with notes of caramel and biscuit, with a short soft bitter and hoppy finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Very drinkable, refreshing and enjoyable. Nice one. shoestring (427) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2016
Lovely stuff. Poured into ceramic stein as outdoors . Light light tasting. Refreshing lemon slice aroma and in mouth. Creamy pine in there too. So easily sunk. Did not drink like 5.1%. Would be great for session
MarcinG (1005) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2016
Butelka. Zlota barwa. Piana biala mala. W aromacie orzechowe nuty. Owoce. Wodniste. W smaku plytkie o goryczkowym finiszu. Nic wielkiego. harrisoni (19336) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle from M&S Stratford and drunk at home. Clear copper amber colour with lasting ivory head. Malty pasteurised aroma. Some fruity malt flavour later on . Not much hop. Just the pasteurisation doesn’t help. Gets better later but still not great. Don’t pasteurise beer please. redders1974 (1629) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2015
Don’t know if it’s a English strong ale more an e.s.b thin head floral hints some stone fruit bitter hoppy finish Godfather50 (252) - SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Sharezie from Rory Duncan watching rugby World Cup. Malty ale with brown ale overtones. Hopping to balance but overall sweet. hohops (1096) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2015
Appearance is copper, hardly any head. Aroma- toffee and caramel, raisin hints, malty, brown sugar. Taste- brown bread, lots of caramel and treacle, brown sugar, yeast, malty finish. Very nice.