Grzesiek79 (4481) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Dobry Bitter z niewielka piana jak to w brytyjskich bitterach. Kolor jasno bursztynowy, i metny lekko. Troche drozdzy bylo na dnie. Dodaly posmaku wytrawnego piwu. Gozkawe dosc solidnie. Zwlaszcza koncowka jest zdecydowanie gozka. unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Tall 500ml bottle. Best Before 30Aug15. Very natural looking ale. Pale, light amber color. Thick foam. Pine aroma, hints of citrus. Nose is heavy on the hops. Crisp, pale grains, zesty bite, loads of caramel. Finishes with a zesty tingle, notes of pine straw, a hint of toasted grains. It is a fantastic, hearty English Bitter. (4221) SarkyNorthener (5012) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle conditioned. Hazy amber beer with small head and a touch of lacing. Aroma of bread and citrus. Taste is citrus, yeast and mild bitter hops. Medium bodied. Well after a day decorating in the hot sun, this was very refreshing drink. I enjoyed it. johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2004
A bottle conditioned ale with a pleasant flowery flavour presumably thanks to the cascade hops in it.Quite bttery and all round a quite pleasant beer. I just cant resist beers with a railway connection. BlackHaddock (7956) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
Sept 2006 from BA: This beer was brewed for the Severn Valley Railway beer festival. It is named after one of their refurbished steam trains.
It became so popular (and the brewery were looking for a summer brew), that it is now to be brewed every summer to replace the winter brew Old Henry (which I will review when it re-appears in October).
I have drank this beer in Shrewsbury and at the brewery, enjoying it very much.
It is a dark redish brown with a loose creamy head which stays on the side of the glass.
At first I thought of burnt caramel and chocolate malt, but it is a coffee aroma which comes through really. Amber malt has been used, not chocolate malt, the headbrewer informs me. Fuggles hops (amongst others) also add to the aroma. This brewery still uses whole hops and mills its own malts, almost all of which is locally sourced.
Again the burnt caramel comes to mind in the first mouthful, but coffee overtones soon take over.
This is not a sicky, thick, over heavy beer, but its mouthfeel is one of strenght and goodness.
Very, very drinkable. I would call it a Bar-B-Q Beer!
nearbeer (5662) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2014
500 ml. bb Aug 29, 2014. Pours mostly clear, burnt orange with a lasting film of meringue on top. Nose is earthy spiced caramel, apple and a hint of orange. Tastes of dark toffee, apple with the bitter pith, evergreen resin, toasted walnut and a bit of earthy orange zest. Light-medium body is smooth with medium carbonation. Well balanced by a crisp finish.