maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2013 SilkTork (5777) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, - MAY 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml limited edition bottle from Coop. Golden amber colour. Chocolate notes in a firm malty base. Pleasant citric tinged hops flying around. Good, solid beer. Very drinkable and satisfying. Lingering toasted malt notes.
Bottled 19/01/13. A brown beer with a tiny off-white ring of head. Mostly malty and fruity. A decent body for its strength. Easy to drink and well balanced. Quite old fshioned but competently brewed. BlackHaddock (7515) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
Christmas Eve 2012: sharing a few bottles at home with dad. This 500ml offering had a BBD of 1 Jun 2013.
Pale amber body with a white head that didn’t excite.
Malts just about push the hops into second place throught the tasting: malty nose, malty flavours and a malty finish, all with a hop undertone that kept below the surface but stopped the beer becoming sweet or too malty.
A tad on the watery and thin side body wise, but an OK beer when you consider it has been brewed for a supermarket chain. markas101 (2482) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2012
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via The Coop. Light amber metallic hop aroma, some cereal and herbs. Quite carbonated, a citrus ginger and honey sweetness. Finish is malty with a lingering spice. FatPhil (16671) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2012
500ml bottle (Co-op, London)badgerben (5254) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Stodgy aroma. Stodgy taste too. A bit dead, but it is a bottled beer. MAlty, but goes nowhere. Meh. Perfect with casseroles? I’d bet it’s better cooked into casseroles.
Copper color with a small, quickly falling head. Light metallic and earthy aroma. Light apple and spice flavors. Fruity. Moderate biscuit character. Metallic twang shows up here and there.
ralphdot (1098) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2012
4.5% amber colour with a thin head, sweet malt aroma, bitter caramel malt and hop taste, another nice one. foxo82 (917) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle from Co-op, Syston. Pours a nice chestnut brown, clear, very decent head. Tastes highly bitter to begin with and the finish is long. There’s a woody smokiness to this. Faint aroma. Good ale. imdownthepub (14974) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2012
Bottled, 500ml from a Co Op in Brighton. Gold with fizzed white head. Carbonated, wet cardboard flavour initially then a sweet boiled vegetable flavour. Thin on the palate, short on the finish. Not particularly very good. DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
Got home from work tonight to find the missus had left me a bottle of this on the worktop with a blackened chicken breast (takeout from The Harvester) wrapped in stained kitchen roll. True love. The beer is a light brown streak of vanilla, raisin, English apple and breadiness peppered with aniseed; thin-headed, caramel-heavy with a stir of twig about it, but decent. Long-ago ground pepper, rotting fruit (apples, blackberries), brown Dolly Mixtures aroma. berkshirejohn (6588) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
500ml bottle. Amber with a thin white head; slightly musty malt aroma; a pleasant toasty malt flavour; and some gentle bitterness and caramel to finish. Not very exciting.