JoTheO (243) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2017 Fin (10821) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - APR 16, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Merton Beer Festival Sept’ 2004. Used to also drink this every Sunday night at the Marsh Harrier, Cowley, Oxford. Amber in colour, white head , nice malty aroma, a truly wonderful very well balanced flavour of malt, hops with just the right levels of sweetness and biterness, a classic English biter.
Pint at Flying Horse, Gatwick airport. Copper, slightly offwhite head. Soft carbonation. Somehow this represents all the things I want in a British pint with my Fish&Chips. Malty sweet and fruity aroma. Mild hops and biscuits in the taste. It's a good quality beer, but it is a bit streamlined to achieve higher drinkability. 77ships (10770) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2017
(2017 London) ½ Pint Cask @ Doggett’s Coat & Badge. Near clear amber, off-white head, nice lacing. Nose is buttery wet soggy grains, cereal, toffee, caramel. Taste is butter, sunflowers, soggy grains, oily cereal, grain, almost raw wort. Body is thick soggy grains, cereal, toffee butter. Not bad but definitely not a wow like hoped, might be not optimal but I don’t dare judge cask quality due to my lack of knowledge. Malrider69 (173) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2017
On the hand pump at The Duck Inn, Chippendale. Pours a straw colour with a very thick white head. Very malty aroma and the beer has a complex malty backbone with mild bitterness that is moderately lasting on the palate. Overall a very good quality session beer. Wixie (656) - BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2017
Clear dark golden liquid, average head. Average strength aroma of yeast. Medium body, no carbonation. Taste is bitter and weak. RasiakSnaps (6) - Great Torrington, Devon, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2017 does not count
Probably the first real ale that truly impressed me, and my go-to choice when I’m feeling like a traditional pint of bitter.
London Pride is a gorgeous golden amber in appearance, with a feint off white head. It’s incredibly smooth for a beer of such complex taste; hops mingle wonderfully with a malt backbone, creating an exceptional pint.
cobaink2 (768) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2017
On cask from pub in London. From hand pump pours a copper color. Has tastes of cracker malts and hoppy everessence Davros IX (449) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2017
Cask at the Butchers Hook & Cleaver. Very well kept Pride and a reminder of how good it can be. Malt, bitter hops and that nice biscuity flavour that goes with it. When its good, its very good and this was! A good solid English bitter and I really liked it. bytemesis (8985) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 20, 2017
Can pour, clear Amber, small off white head, good lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt, cracker, caramel, faintly nutty. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter. Light body, low carbonation. Quite pleasant and easy to drink. Not quite a hotel golde, but likely my first genuine real ale danielst (416) - AUSTRIA - MAY 2, 2017
Cask at Fuller’s brewery tour. Fresh bready and biscuity malt aroma, with a subtle earthy hoppiness and a nicely bitter finish. Delicious stuff. thejackpacker (577) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2017
Cask at The Ship, Meads, Eastbourne. It just fell a bit flat for me this time, a bit soapy. Obviously drinkable and I think if I started with this beer it would be different but distinctly average this time. Unlike the amazing unfiltered version at the pub in Chiswick....