Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017
From Jun 2007
Purchased at Wilbur's Liquors in Ft Collins as part of 2 make my own 6 packs.
Pours from 12oz bottle(best by Jan 31 2006) a hazy straw gold with a very large head of foam that lingers on for the entire session and it has some very good lacing.
The smell, well, is *very* nice. I get notes of caramel malt and some hops in the background. If I were blindfolded, I could tell that this brew was from the UK.
The taste is a very finely balanced flavour of caramel malt and those yummy Fuggles hops which impart just the slightest hint of citrus. Yummy.(again) It's very flavourful and only sags right at the finish where I'd describe it as very dry. Damn. This is a very easy drinker and I'm already down to my last 2 or 3 ounces. I'd certainly buy this one again.
Bottom line: This is a very tasty English Pale Ale, even though it's almost a year and a half past its best by date. I'd love to sample a fresh bottle. allmyvinyl (11181) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Cask at the York tap. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of caramel, faint earthy hops. Taste is light malt, light grassy finish. Not bad.
ManVsBeer (11149) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Cask @ The Unicorn, Manchester. Golden with a light malty character. It’s crisp with a small sweetness that lingers. niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2015
Cask at Marine FC, Crosby. Pours amber with an off white head. Very malty, slightly sulphurous. Pretty dull. SamP01 (668) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Poured a dark copper amber with a small beige head. Aroma and Taste of floral earthy hops, some citrus fruity, caramel malt and mild grass notes. Palate is a medium body, light carbonation, mild sweet bitterness on the tongue. Finish is sweet caramel malt, fruity with some yeast, grassy notes with some earthy floral hops bitterness. Aroma and taste seem a bit weak but improve somewhat as it warms up. Overall not the best in class but a good drinking session ale.
Patrickctenchi (6808) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Pours clear, brown-gold with a short, off-white head.
Scent is an earthy caramel.
Taste is woody, nutty, with a smooth tea bitter.
Nicely balanced hops.
Closer to a hopped, brown ale....enjoyable. wlajwl (7209) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Has a similar aroma to an ESB/bitter, a mix of fruit/malts and a tinge of hops. The flavor is caramel/toffee malts, a hint of earthiness and a decently hoppy finish. Similar to a bitter, pretty decent. rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Part of a sampler pack from World Market. Rather nice English ale. Hoppier than I expected. Serving: Bottle jtclockwork (17634) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Orange amber pour in the glass. Bitter hop nose and taste. Very nice ale. Rated 5/21/06 doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Bread, yeast, grain, citrus aroma. Copper-orange with off-white head. Orange/citrus, lemon, and mild caramel flavour. Balanced, refreshing, sessionable.