Herkybird (21) - YORK, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2009
Light golden-brown session ale, ubiquitous in Northern England and deservedly so. Nice hop aroma, good malt flavour and long bitter aftertaste. Very flavoursome, everthing a session bitter should be. Astonishing consistent - never had a bad pint! RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
Cask, Gilded Lily, Carlisle. One of those beers that’s everywhere and, therefore, usually passed over in favour of something more exotic. However, The Gilded Lily only has one handpump so that was my choice. You forget how good these ordinary bitters can be. Pleasant amber appearance, exceptionally crystal clear, nice hoppy aroma and a sharp, dry clean taste on the palate. Some brewers could take lessons in how to produce a good session beer like this. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2009
A Mes rate. Gravicask at Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival. A vivid dark golden colour with a thin but stable white head and pretty decent condition. Reasonable malt and hop balance in the aroma with some slight spice. In the mouth it’s a pretty tasty beer actually. A straight down the line best with a great balance of bready malt and fruity hops. Something slightly German about it but I’m not sure what. Anyway, decent stuff overall. bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2009
Handpulled cask at the Telegraph, Moulton, Northhampton. I have drunk this beer a lot since it first appeared in the early 90s, mostly in North Yorkshire includind the brewery bar. Orange amber with a creamy white head. A well balanced northern bitter with a complex malt profile and plenty of dry english hops. A consistently good session beer. RateBeerMan (41) - , Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
Great beer this one. Famous from yorkshire and a good tasting session ale. at 3.8% it is surprisingly not that strong and i do prefer beers that are less strong in general. Excellent beer from Black sheep.
Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2008
A nutty amber ale with a small, wispy head of pure white. Citric hoppy notes in the aroma. Hops again and toasted cereals in the mouth very light and easy. A great session drinker. Bart (2936) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2008
Darker orange amber coloured beer with no carbonation and an average creamy oof-white head. Sweet fruity aroma with some light caramel touches. Full creamy palate. Finish is bitter fruity, longer dry ending. A very nice, well balanced bitter gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2009 Fairly dark red pint for a bitter, thin creamy white head. Taste is nice balanced bitterness with lots of fruity hops and a touch of malt. Nice bitter finish. Good. AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2008
Smooth creamy pint. Nice elderflower on the nose. a citrussy biscuit flavour with a creamy mouth feel. A great session beer pivnizub (10910) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2008
On draught at The Hope, Wandsworth (next door to Chez Bruce): Amber, small , stable and lacy off-white head; distinctive worty-hoppy nose with a - not unpleasant - barnyardy touch, pretty light bodied, moderate to stronger bitter-sweet flavour; increasing fruitiness and maltiness in the lingering bitter-sweet finish. Good session beer and a good appetizer before You enter the the culinary heaven of Chez Bruce............