johndoughty (5398) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2005
Dark with a lovely fruity maltiness.Plenty of body and left a nice warm mouthfeel.A good attempt at a winters bitter. rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2005
Shiny amber, nice creamt offwhite head. Metallic aroma at first, hoppy but also fruity from pear and some grape. Hay and with some floral notes. Flavor is fruity with hoppy notes, grapes and with a hoppy finish with metallic notes. Underrated here if you ask me... gnoff (10226) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2006
Fireside Full-bodied Ale of Green King.maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2008
Bottle at Bishops Arms Växjö, Sweden.
Brownish-red color with a light beige head. Fresh hoppy scent, but also a bit metallic. Medium bitterness and body. Hoppy taste.
Bottled. A fruity best bitter with berries and good warming malts. Dark amber to ruby coloured with no head. Decent hops on the nose. Really unexpectedly nice.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2008
What a beauty! Quite sweet/toffe/malty, but enough bitter and hops there. This is a real melt in the mouth taste.
Great quality picture of the bottle adjacent too!
ralphdot (1092) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2009
deep red with a poor head, not much aroma, slightly malty with some caramel, quite a good drink. CH-303 (2197) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2010
Appearance: Brownish red. Almost no head.
Aroma: Nice malt and hops. Some fruit.
Taste: Nice bitterness. Some malt and caramel.
Info: 500ml bottle, 21/12-2009 BlackHaddock (7232) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2012
From November 2008: Brown 500ml bottle poured into a Hoegaarden Grand Cru stemmed tulip glass (one and a half times).
Tawny or light ruby red in colour, clear and clean. an off-white head sat on top, large at first, then a collar and wisp.
Like some others, I found a Belgian Beer aroma at first, this did fall away somewhat but it was still evident right to the end of the drink. A maltiness took over as the main smell once the beer began to warm a little, still pleasant though.
The beer tasted OK, not as rich or flavoursome as the aroma hinted at, but better than a lot of bottled UK stuff. The malt from the aroma was there as was a bit of citrus fruit and toffee.
Watery in the mouthfeel and certainly not full bodied as mentioned on the labelling.
I’d need a roaring fire and a glass of Port with this beer to make it into a Winter Warmer, but it is an OK beer and one of Greene Kings better products.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2006
Bottle, Sainsburys. A dark and malty winter bitter with lots of fruit and caramel. Much better than I expected. DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2007
Rubyish pour with thinning cream suds. Robustly earthy, fruity hopsack aroma. Turkish Delight cloaked in dark chocolate malty-hoppy. One of the better seasonal winter offerings from UK supermarkets. Only really let down by its total headlessness after five swigs.