RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Available in cans.
Brand acquired by Wells in 2005 from Scottish & Newcastle. On 1 October 2012, the brand was acquired by Brookfield Drinks, a company set up by Nigel McNally, former managing director of Wells & Youngs brewers. Currently brewed at Wellpark & distributed by Bookers.

This award-winning beer is the embodiment of the validity and integrity of the Holy Brewing Method; our 9% abv Mother Brew is simply stunning, as those in the know will testify.
A beer for sipping, possibly from a wine glass - and certainly one for sharing.
Appearance: Honey-hued polished gold and ephemeral white foam create an intriguing spectacle.
Aroma: A perfumed sweetness and oaked spirit nose indicate something special to be discovered in this handsome liquid.
Flavour: Sweet toffee and honeyed twists, turns and loops combine with a concentrated wine-like fruitiness, feisty light rum, swirls of malt, and decidedly ripe dessert apple richness.
Mouthfeel and finish: Powerfully spirited and a juicy spice palate with astonishing depth.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Calisky (2717) - ALSACE, FRANCE - FEB 10, 2017
Couleur dore, trs lgre mousse. Nez mauvais sucre dorge, alcool biere forte pas chre. Gout mauvais malt dorge, alcool, vieux sucre, le tout brul, biere dalcoolo. horrible

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
jaghana (5770) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 10, 2017
Can 50cl, a clear yellow beer with low head. Nose is on barley sugar, caramel, alcohol. Aroma is on the same, alcohol is very burning, just barley sugar, alcohol and diesel notes, very poor.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Marduk (6876) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 24, 2016
500ml can (thanks FatPhil). Straight from the can as a street tick. Pale yellow color. Strong acetone, perfume, pungent and sourish in aroma. Do I have to put it in my mouth? Smells like poison. Tastes even worse. Strong alcohol, acetone, bunch of chemicals in taste. Every sip gives me shivers. Nope nope nope!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
martjoobolut (3648) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 23, 2016
Can (shared by fatphil, thanks). Street tick, so appearance is a can. Aroma is cardboard, grains, nastyness, alcohol, malt. Flavor follows the nose. Overall: nasty stuff.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
FatPhil (15106) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2016 500ml can (?? Denham)
0K, this is nasty lager. Everything you think is bad happens. Its here. Smells OK-ish briefly, but by god this is pure horror, fusels everywhere. (Yes, the aroma enables the paint thinner in the taste to sneak up and attack. Ill just add Should not exist. To paraphrase Dave Lister: That is something no one should ever have to drink. -anna) Tried several times, but no - this is something I do not want at all. NASTY

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beeebon (430) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
From can, pours a copper golden colour with small bubbly white head, aroma is sticky and sweet toffee and sight grassy hop, grainy and not too great. Taste is alright as far as strong lager goes, drinkable and the strong alcohol content is well masked. Nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Garrold (4759) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2016
Can, from the local offie. Clear, gingery gold. Film of white. Leggy in the glass. Aroma is thick, sweet malts. Some grassy hop. Not a great deal else. Taste is sticky sweet. Chewy, sticky mouthfeel. A bit heavy going. Sweet finish. Of a 500ml can I managed about 350, and its a rarity when I pour beer away...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DrNosha (1985) - Baden Wrttemberg, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2015
500ml Dose. Goldenes Bier fast ohne Schaum. Sehr ssser malziger Duft mit deutlich uneingebundenem Alkohol. Geschmack ist sss, metallisch , malzig und alkoholisch.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jamesie1857 (1972) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
500ml can from Ozmens, London Road, Sheffield - Clear golden, white head. Nose is malty, barley sugar. Taste is sweet beyond sweetness with a chemical booziness at the end. Tramp juice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (2673) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Can from local offie. Drunk at home. Ok, maybe I am too much of a high rated, but... this isnt bad. In its own way, its actually quite. Taste. Clear gold with more than its fair share of forced carbonation. Nice aroma! Pear, butterscotch and honey. The taste isnt great but neither is it offensive. Sweeter than most lagers, with a thicker body as well. I hate to say that I would actually drink this again.

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