brewbear (48) - 3096 Oberbalm, SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2002
Bottel conditioned, don't poor the yeast. Amber coloured. Fuggle hop aroma. Malty and fruity. Big, maltiness, medium to low bitterness. Good maltiness. This is a well balanced, bitter.
flying_pig (1647) - SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Free 500ml bottle as part of brewery tour:omhper (25744) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2002
Sweets with lots of butterscotch initially, along with some sweet malts and a bit of caramel too. There is some bitterness and a hint of vanilla to with a touch of hops.
A clear orange-amber with a pinky sized, foamy white head that holds very well.
Sweet with butterscotch and some sweeter malts making an appearance here as well. There is some caramel and toffee with a little bread and sugar. The taste is rounded off with some floral flavours and a little bitterness.
Smooth & sweet with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Quite creamy and no alcohol in the taste, a really good beer that would be an excellent session offering.
An excellent beer and one that surprised me in just how good it proved to be. I wasn’t expecting much but this will be a beer that I’ll definitely be on the look out for if it is available north of the border. A must try and one of the best English bitters I have ever tried.
Sampled cask conditioned. Amber coloured. Fuggle hop aroma. Malty and fruity. Big, delicate maltiness, medium to low bitterness. I just love the beatiful malt profile. This is a well balanced, remarkable bitter. petefenelon (26) - ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2003
Dependably drinkable. Used to have a very strong almost licorice taste, this has been relaxed to an interesting mix of maltiness with some sharp fruit overtones and good hops. Tends to look disappointing but taste great. Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2005
From A Bottle.Light brown in colour,small head,old apple and hop aroma,sweet malty fruit taste,some sharpness at the end.
fiulijn (21264) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
Bottle conditionedbhensonb (15760) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Beautiful amber color. Very nice aroma, malty and fruity, with some hops. Reasonable body structure, malty. Quite hoppy (good English hops) but a touch of sourness, probably a light infection.
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy copper with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is very fruity - peach/apricot. Near medium body with mildly foamy carbonation. Flavor starts peach and does end woody/nutty. Flavors are so mild, and they seem to wear out the nose abilities, so the flavor goes down in intensity, leaving some peachy fruity hop bitter. Still it’s a damn good ale. JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2004
Draught at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Light brown beer, smallish, short lived head. Aroma is hoppy. Malty taste at the start and sweetish, caramel at the finish. Medium hoppy bitterness. Pretty full bodied, good mouthfeel. Pretty good. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2011
Cask. Amber colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is nutty, wooden, mildly resiny as well as some toffeeish and sweet malty notes. Flavour is rather similar in a very easy to drink way. Yet quite bodied, for being only 4 %.