Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2011
Cask (RBESG 2011, London) at King William IV. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Raisins, dried fruits, high malty, sweetness, hashish, forrest, ok bitterness, zesty. Stuu666 (14841) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2016
Cask at cloisters. Pours amber, nose is light toffee, cheesy, taste is sweet toffee, cheesy. kermis (14553) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Cask at Cross Keys, London. Pours clear Amber with an off white head. Aroma is fruity, caramel malt, citrus, orange peel. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Christian (13815) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2011
RBESG August 2011, King William IV. Copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel and nuts. Sweetish toffee flavour with grassy hops and a quite bitter finish Rune (13506) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2012
Cask, half-pint at the King William IV brewpub. Unclear brown coloured body. Patchy surface. Spotty lacing. Mild aroma of herbal hops and caramel malts. Roasted malty flavour with quite a strong hoppy support. Fine bitter, malt-fruity aftertaste. Thin to medium bodied. Nice bitter partner to the mushroom pie (London, 24.11.2012).
Camons (13313) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2013
Cask @ The Old Coffee House, London. Pours dark amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, nuts vinegar, citrusly hops. Flavor is malty, vinegar, red wine, nuts, grapefruit. 170913 deyholla (12232) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Cask at Cross Keyes with Sarah. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a good amount of grassy hops with a hint of citrus backed by hay. Flavor has grassy hops with a light earthy citrus note and a bread backing. 77ships (11036) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2017
(2017 London) 1 Pint Cask @ Old Coffee House. Darker amber than expected. Nose is overripe almost alcoholic fruit, toffee, spoiled caramel & shag tobacco even. Taste is mild cacao, toffee, sugar, spoiled fruit, shag tobacco, plastic, very messy & confusing, weird but partially agreeable but strange. Spoiled toffee & plastic body. allmyvinyl (11019) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2016
Cask at Cloisters. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of light nuts, but cheesy. Taste is more of the same. Mineral bite on the finish. Not great. MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This straightforward Bitter marries earthy, leafy hops to subtle caramelized malts before grassy bitterness kicks in next to light minerals.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the clear amber glow.
-The mouthfeel is soft with low carbonation. It’s obviously hugely drinkable.
-The first half of each sip is rather quiet.
-Malt flavours could be better developed.
-This is good, clean Brown Bitter.
On cask at The Cross Keys, Covent Garden.