mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2004
Drank it in Lyndhurst and loved it. Went down great with my Plowman’s lunch. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2005
Pint poured at the Thomas Beckett in Canterbury. A clear brown topped off by a smooth head (and no carbonation). Aroma was a rich flowery maltiness, but wasn’t very strong. Flavour was of bitter hops and hints of liqourice. Very smooth on the palate with a slight bitterness left on the tounge. Good beer this, even got a decent recommendation from the ladies. gripweed57 (2460) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2017
From old tasting notes. Label says "brewed by Whitbread PLC in London, England". Hazy Amber orange color topped by a thick creamy beige head. Lovely toffeeish malt aroma. Smooth, creamy complex, spicy malt flavor has an underlying fruitiness to it. Nicely balanced by light bitter hops in finish. FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2007
Cask. (The Anchor, Cambridge, 2004)
I’ve had some bad ones of this in the past, but this was an absolute classic. Everything you’d want in a bitter - punchy but not overpowering hops, and plenty of malty body. alari (30) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2008 Cask.
Excellent session beer, aroma is as light and fragrant as the name but thankfully the beer tastes maltier. Clean but adequately hopped finish.
Palate is a little thin but the flavour more than makes up for this, just what you want from a bitter.
Note: Seems to be very sensitive to condition: my regular place keeps it superbly, but had one somewhere else recently and it was rather musty and lost flavour.
Rib Eye (148) - USA - MAY 10, 2002
The best of the draught bitters I had during my short stay in the U.K. Excellent with a ploughman’s, nice and creamy mouth feel with a mild, slightly sweet taste. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2004
On tap. - Light fruity aroma, little hops. Fresh fruit, grassy, sweet. Medium copper-amber clear with small off-white creamy lacing head. Medium watery body, with light-medium carbonation. Starts with light sweetness and light-medium acidity, mostly a carbonic burn. Mild fruity grassy notes. Finish is sweeter, less acidic, and a pleasant nutty bitter. After has nice fruity remnants in back o the throat, while a strong bitter remains on the back of the tongue. Nice bitter. Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 28, 2004
Nice hoppy traditional english bitter, with some chocolaty grassy hints. Wonderful dark colour to it, very very refreshing. I last enjoyed one of these at The Dirty Duck, opposite the RSC in Stratford-U-Avon. Great Ale a touch on the weak side ABV wise. Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - APR 28, 2002
Drink it fresh. Creamy, a bit sweet, a bitterness that seem to differ from pub to pub. Drink it fersh.