tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2012
Tasted this in the Saltcot, Saltcoats (JDW) in June 2007. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear reddish amber in colour with a thick white head. Slight malt note in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a digestive biscuit note with boiled redcurrant jam in the mouth. Strong metallic tang of bitter hop resins impart a dry note to the aftertaste. Finish is slightly malty with tart redcurrant fruit present in the mouth. An ok session bitter. madmitch76 (24980) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2009
Amber beer. Light palate. Hoppy and a little bit fruity. Dry finish. Quack-Duck (9485) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2009
bottle, bought at a shop in Winchester. Hazy amber colour, large and persistent off-white head. Fruity nose. Light-bodied but full-flavoured. Slightly malty with hints of caramel and some very nice hoppy flavours to round it off. bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2008
Handpulled cask at Crosse Keys(JDW) Monument, London, during recent International beer fest. Orange with a good lasting white head, in very lively condition. Good body and well balanced with juicy malts and citric hop notes. Decent. wheresthepath (2342) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2008
[on cask at Nag’s Head, Reading] Deep amber/orange with a slight but lasting white head. Surprisingly rich - flavours are malt, leaves, some earthiness, a bit of sweet rhubarb crumble and maybe a hint of honey leaving a rather sweet, almost sticky palatte - there’s not a lot of bitterness here. The stickiness made it taste like a stronger beer than its ABV suggested - in fact, reminded me a little of Fullers ESB. Not bad at all for a bitter.
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2008
Bottle 500ml from Tesco’s, New Milton. Bottle conditioned. Pours a slightly hazy amber colour with a small white head. Not a heavy aroma, but what there was was a kind of fruity/hoppy. Medium bodied; quite bitter in taste, with some fruits coming through as well. The bitterness lingers on for a while – can’t say I particularly noticed the dryness. FatPhil (16355) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2008
Cask (Market Porter, London)Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2008
Another traditional English bitter. Decent malty body, and reasonable noble hop component.
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2008 Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Amber color with a small head. Aroma: Fruity and sweet, a bit of citrus and flowers. Flavor: Sweet malt, fruit, banana, citrus and floral hops. downender (8687) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Crosse Keys (JDW), City of London 3/4/08. Pale amber with a moderate white head. Aroma of strawberries, apricots and floral hops. Flavour had some sweet malt, plenty of fruit and A citrus hop finish. Good. mountainforest (131) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Fun to try it at the Standing Order (Edinburgh) during their Ale Festival - cheap. What a deal. A bitter, but not too bitter at all. Easy to drink. Can see how it won an award.