harrisoni (19534) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2007
Cask handpull at White Swan, St Albans. Copper, lasting bubbly off white head. Some yeast, malt, hop aroma. Over carbonated in mouth, some nice red berry fruit. Bland and with some spritzy hop on finish. rauchbier (3949) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2007
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze in Brigg. Amber gold, thin white head and moderate condition. Pleasant mix of sweet caramel and earthy hoppiness in the nose with some background orangy citrus notes. Quite sweet in the mouth with the citrus and caramel dominating but with a very faint suggestion of phenols. Sweet finish with little of the hops apparent in the nose returning to balance it out.
Fin (11047) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2006
Cask at the Boat Inn, Stoke Breune, Northants. Poured amber colour, aroma had a slight yeastiness to it and flavour whilst fine was a tad tired and had been on a day or two too long, very standard type of bitter that I hadn’t had since it’s Whitbread days so whilst nice to see it still around will have to look out for it in better nick next time. dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2006
Cask Handpump. Very very very lively! Cloudy orange appearance, thick and silky on the palate. Scent is malty dough but in the mouth it is slightly bitter, with a slightly smoked hoppiness. Simple and refreshing. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2006 1. Cask Handpump at the Ashton Arms, Oldham 29/03/2003
Amber golden slightly sweet with some sour fruit flavour. Malty slightly dry finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Cliff, Sunderland 01/11/2005.
Amber golden in appearance with some sour fruitiness. Some maltiness and bitterness in the finish.
Nekronos (4213) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 25, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 The same, a little light, and with mor efoam thna the others, but at least, was amber and was more serving time. Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2005
Cask at Bluebell Tattershall Thorpe. Served with "swan neck" handpump. Gold with creamy white head. I am not a fan of this method of dispense which suits some beers more than others and tends to knock much of the hoppy flavour out of the beer. Anyway the first pint pulled off I returned as slighty vinegar taste/smell, surprisingly the next pint was OK. A pleasant malty beer similar to how it used to be brewed when Whitbreads. Could do with more hops and flavour. haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2005
Cask at Fellows Morton Clayton, Nottingham. One of their usual beers, wonderfully average, nice hit of caramel maltyness with some kind of fruit hiding behind it, seems to finish before it starts, OK-ish. TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2004
(nitro can)caramel and toffee aroma, earthy. Nitro can gives it that classic bubbly pour with a thick creamy head. Creamy mouthfeel, combined with a sweet flavour, some roasty malts. A solid english pint. There was a metallic aftertaste that was probably due to the can sitting around for awhile. chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2017 I found much the same aromas and tastes that Silk Tork describes - apples & pears, berries & violets. Low hop profile, but very complex palate. However, felt that the overall effect was rather marred by the overly soft and short finish. Still a nice beer though. Cask (gravity), Battersea Beer Festival.