Kebabman (11) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2017 Theydon_Bois (19548) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Tin Goose, LHR T1, 25/01/13.
Clear copper golden with a thin bubbly white head.
Nose carries pale malts, light summer fruit, background caramel notes.
Taste comprises summer fruits, light malts, some hop presence, grain.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, some bitterness in the dry finish.
First time I’ve had this in 10+ years and you know what - it’s a well balanced simple bitter and perfectly drinkable.
I think this beer (in my mind) has picked up a stigma of being a dud because it is a default choice in the Shit Hole Arms (TM) and therefore I’ve had a number of bad pints over the years.
Better than some of the latter day twig offerings by some distance when well kept, which it was here !
Faint malt aroma, thin sweet taste, faint bitterness, why did we drink this back in the day? Cokemonkey11 (891) - - FEB 16, 2017
Cask, wheatsheaf. Pours pale amber with no head. Scent is skunky ale. Taste is bitter and slightly sour ale. Finish is dirty water. Fine. Mr_Pink_152 (5012) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2016
On tap at the Three Horseshoes Waddington. Amber colour with an off white head. Caramel with a light malty taste and aroma. WaddlingPlatypus (186) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
Pint at the New Inn, Durham. Amber colour with a fine white head. Faint fruity ale aroma. Slightly buttery flavour, with only a vague bitterness. Average cask ale. nilsas (4132) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2016
Towey1989 (2835) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2016
Cask at The Wheel, Longston. A clear deep amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, hedgerow fruits, some weeds and subtle earthy hops. Taste is similar of caramel, hedgerow fruits, some weeds, slight biscuit and subtle earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, fruity, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. A big standard, traditional bitter. Quite light, earthy but boring. Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Plastic Nonic. Supplier: The Old Duke (Bristol). Flat with a tinge of bitterness. KyotoLefty (10265) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2015
Cask at the Bell. Brown-orange with thick bubbles. Spicy UK hop nose, tobacco, herbs, caramel. Lightly sweet flavor, caramel, earthy, spicy hops. Low bitterness.
Cunningham (7990) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2015
Amber color with almost no head. Floral and fruiy nose. Not that bad really. Unusual fruity flavor and "stone dead" carbonation. It was like drinking a massive fruit juice. Hope to find another sample. Must have been some thing wrong. Reading lost The Game also.TedE (1332) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2015
[On tap at Madejski Stadium in Reading, England]
UPDATED: APR 6, 2015 Pint on tap. Slight malt nose. Copper beer with thin white head. Mild sweet mouthfeel with light bittersweet finish. A bit watery but OK.