cubs (10651) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Can @ Greg’s house picked up in the Midwest. Pours a bit hazy reddish brown appearance with a tan head. Somewhat buttery, toffee, slightly burnt, earthy aroma. Light, a bit thin, burnt sugar, a touch fruity flavor. Doesn’t taste incredibly fresh. nealblind (1938) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Light to mid brown with some head. Smells of green grapes, caramel, booze, roast malt. Tastes like a watery malt drink. Bitterness is moderate at most. Salty on the tongue which is cool. Cain’s mild was much more enjoyable though. Jayb0 (1212) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Pleasant surprise. Poured nicely, decent head and appetizing light brown color. Whereas we compliment many big beers for hiding their ABV, here I was impressed the other way, for the low session ABV the beer hid that fact well, delivering decent malt flavor, some mild bitterness, and reasonably rich mouthfeel. Enjoyable. shrubber85 (11506) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Draft. Light toffee malt aroma. Dark amber with small head. Lightly sweet toffee malt and mildly grass/hay flavor. Nice (especially since I was able to get it fresh). BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Can and served in my GI Imperial Pint Glass: Pours an okay amber hue with a small fading head and not any lace. The aroma is that of crystal malt, touch of 2-row, touch of Northdown hops, touch of soap and a fair amount of Diacetyl... crystal malt mostly. The taste is far too sweet and buttery even for a English Bitter. The mouthfeel is soft and could have benefited from some creamy nitro bubbles to give it at least a handpull feel. Meh, Blah, below average.
bhensonb (15487) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Can from Malt & Vine. Pours dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is med caramel with citrus/floral. Med body, nearly. Flavor is roasty malt with some fruit/floral. Light pitted fruit, but the finish is more bitter and malty. Decent drink. chinchill (5154) - South Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2013
440ml can poured crystal clear, chestnut colored. The aroma features medium and dark malts Notes of unbaked bread and roasted nuts. Improves upon warming.
Taste: Mainly mild toasted malts. Some faint English hops towards the finish, with a mildly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: a bit too thin-bodied. Low-medium carbonation works well.
Overall: a fine choice in a malty, low ABV ale.
DrnkMcDermott (3120) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013
440 ml can from Binny’s, Plainfield. This is a bin for 50¢, and it’s dated May 04. ’12, so I’ll try to take age into consideration, since I’ve seen this beer before, and besides, I can now tick Merseyside off my UK map.
Almost expected a can this size to have a Widget, but no. Foamy pour of a carbonated beer over a brown body. I smelt some over-sweetness when I poured, but once in the glass, could not pick it, or anything, up. Just a "watery" nose of a mild ale. Despite the foamy head, the actual carbonation of the beer is pretty low; not totally cask-like, but striving for it. So I’m left with a deliberately light beer: mild malts with a bit of toast. A slight tone of earthy hops, but mainly there to match the light sweetness of the malts. It’s a testament to canning beers that this light brew is still palatable. Although to the middle I start to catch some phenol. I ’spect this is better enjoyed in a pub than in my cold basement. jordinc (105) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2013
Low carbonation but very creamy, almost felt like it was on a Nitro tap. Malty and sweet with a lot of caramel malt flavor. Nice easy drinking bitter. Holdwine (1233) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Was hoping for a better bitter. Average at best, better as it warmed, but still missing the classic bitter pull of a draft from England. A bit light and watery.