maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2011 tania_nexust (230) - Greater London, - NOV 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at The Victoria, Birmingham, on 08/11/11.
Rich brown ale with slightly hoppy, resinous aroma. Good malt weight flavour-wise with well balanced hops complementing but not overpowering. Spice and liquorice notes very pleasant on the aftertaste.
Cask conditioned Handpump Far From The Madding Crowd Oxford. A chestnut coloured beer with an off-white head and lace. Superb citrus hops throughout with bready malts in the style of a US amber. Excellent mélange of hops, malt and fruit. Very well brewed and tasty. Benzai (16202) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2011
Cask @ The Market porter, London. Clear light orange, small white lacing. Smell and taste malts, grains, also a bit cellar and musty: don’t like it. Low carbo, low body, very dead. Not good imo. imdownthepub (14974) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2011
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Amber with no head. Not sure why I didn’t get on too well with this, but I found it over resinous a quite flat. The hops are there, but not really to my taste.