Cimbasso (978) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016 Leighton (22056) - London, Greater London, - FEB 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Elm Tree, Cambridge. Pours clear gold with a creamy, off-white foam head. Lightly toasted, bready malts in the nose. Light sweet flavor with dry leaves, toasty sugars, dry bread, faint toffee. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet finish with toasted bread, light sticky toasted sugars, bitter leaves, faint dry caramel. Basic.
Sampled on draught at the Rack & Tenter, Moorgate. The colour is a deep dark brown with a cream-coloured head. The taste is malty with roasted notes and some caramel. The finish has a good fruity bitterness, with a long, hoppy finish. A good winter bitter. Very drinkable. edsspoon (905) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Dark amber with a thin white head. Aroma of yeasty malt, herbs, faint hops and fruit and vinegar. Taste of black treacle, grassy hops and a bitter, dry finish. Has some hints of apple and its quite sweet.
I quite enjoyed it, but it did taste like it had started to go off. s_hartshorne (2801) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Cask the gate wakefield. Chestnut colour good white head lacing. Weak aroma malts. Taste is malty some hops. Medium body soft carbonated standard bittr maeib (8751) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Cask conditioned handpump Briar Rose Birmingham 24/02/14. A brown beer with a tight white head and lace. A thin malty slightly fruity bitter. Plain and uninteresting. Didn’t warm my cockles. Beese (3084) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
Cask at the Malloys, Watford on 11 February 2014. Poured a clear light amber colour with a tight white head. Aroma of cooked apples, vinegar and some flowery hop at the background. Stale malt flavour, some sugary water and ill judged winter warmer spices. Finish was tart and slightly acidic.
mR_fr0g (13226) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Light copper colour clear sticky off white head. Aroma is bad apple tart and vinegar, stale malt and non descript spices. Flavour light candy apple stale malt and muddled spices. Tart finish. Christmas beer in February not good. SarkyNorthener (4784) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
[email protected]berkshirejohn (6618) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
imperial, walsall. Golden amber beer with large head and excellent lacing. Aroma of hops. Taste is biscuit, spice, bitter hops and some citrus. Decent.
Cask at the Old Gaolhouse (JDW), Winchester. Reddish amber with a tight cream head; sweet, fruity, caramel, aroma; soft caramel flavour with a hint of spice; and some gentle grassy bitterness before a dry finish. foxo82 (924) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2013
Hand pulled at The Dog, Harvington, Worcs. Standard dark brown bitter with no remarkable features. Slight malt but lacking flavour, like so many seasonal ales.