johndoughty (5452) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle. Cant believe that it has taken me so long to rate this one considering that I use to drive close to there brewery every day. Its a clear golden traditional bitter with gentle body considering its strength. Quite pleasant but nothing special going for it. Stuu666 (13433) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2016
Cask at praf 2016. Pours clear amber, nose is malty toffee, rhubarb, taste is sweet, light fruit. allmyvinyl (10627) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2016
Cask at the Paisley Beer Festival 2016. Pours clear golden with a thin, bubbly white head. Aromas of light malt, faint fruit. Taste is light sweet, faint bitter tingle at the end. OK. mR_fr0g (12128) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
Cask gravity at the Watford beer fest 2013. Golden colour with a light haze, loose white head. Aroma is sweet sugar, faint apple. Flavour is nutty caramel malt , berry. Fair. BlackHaddock (7346) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Brown 500ml bottle, best before the end of Dec 2010, drank and reviewed 25 Oct 2010. I somehow missed bringing this across with me from BA.
Poured into an ’Abbots Ale’ tankard, my current favourite UK pint tasting glass.
Light amber almost orange in colour with a white head that soon became a collar and lacing as the beer sank down the glass.
Mild malty aroma, fairly weak, even as the beer warmed.
A malt sweetness is evident initially in the taste, a hop bitterness however soon arrives to let you know this is a well balanced true English Bitter (not a Pale Ale as listed).
The alcohol content is fairly high for a UK bitter, hence the ’special’ in the name. The 5.1% ABV is well hidden and the beer is easy and pleasant to drink.
ken1 (2004) - DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
An ok grape like bitterness with a watery aftertaste. Color is golden amber with a white head. Rasmus40 (20856) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle from Utobeer, London. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and light hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 261013 deanso (10141) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - NOV 3, 2012
50cl bottle from ABCBeers, the Hague.
Thick creamy white head. Clear golden pour. Pretty drinkable bitter ManVsBeer (10476) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2012
Hazy golden colour, hopped but with a sweetness which dominates taste and texture.