Lizard Horseshoe Special Reserve

Brewed by Lizard Ales
Style: Old Ale
Helston, England


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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When Lizard Ales moved into part of a former Early Warning Station- a vast, disused relic of the Cold War in the Cornish Countryside- we found ourselves sharing the building with a good deal of wildlife. Barn owls nest in the ventilation shafts and five species of bats roost in the cavernous underground complex. This special rich, strong brew, matured in the cool of the bunker for at least six months, is a celebration of our most special neighbour- one of Britain’s rarest mammals, the Greater Horseshoe Bat.

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fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013

Bottle 500ml. @ ChrisO Snow Tasting.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dusty, keller. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a long duration, keller, fruity, dried fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130120]

FatPhil (17075) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 18, 2013
330ml bottle ([email protected])
Winey aroma. French mustard. Pretty dull in the mouth. Winey retronasals. Quite papery. Woody, and earthy.

Theydon_Bois (20607) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO Snow tasting, thanks to Chris, 20/01/13. Almost clear dark amber with a thin off white head. Nose carries malt, orchard fruits, sugars, hints of vinegar, wood. Taste follows not a lot of depth to the flavours. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation with a touch of bitterness in the dry finish. Below average beer - Meh !

Scopey (15663) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO Snow tasting. It pours hazy deep amber with a small white head. The nose is wood, vanish, wood polish, dried berry and subtle orange peel. The taste is wood, leather, varnish, spice, tangy fruit, wood polish, orange peel and light alcohol warmth with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit restrained in the flavour department, but not bad.

Leighton (22301) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle at the ChrisO Snow Tasting, London - thanks to someone, but I’m not sure who. Pours clear, red-amber with a fine, white cream head. Some dry fruits on the nose. Light to medium sweet flavor with tangy fruits, dry leaves. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Fairly dry to finish with tangy fruits, berries. It’s OK, but seems a little bland.

martinrumsam (586) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2012
bottlle mid brown pour slightly hazy small loose tan head aroma is malt and molasses taste is dark brown sugar slightly burnt and toasted malts with some light fruitiness and a bitter toffee finish medium mouthfeel and carbonation quite a nice ale

bhensonb (15747) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle from St. Ives. Pours hazy over-ripe apricot with a creamy beige head. Aroma is fruity, and the flavor is quite fruity with some toasted caramel. There’s fairly strong fruit in a lightly bitter finish.

Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2011
Cloudy medium-brown. The aroma shows abundant dark fruit and a little bit of citrus. A bit thin and tart, perhaps not at its best. Light caramel and fruit. Not really a top notch beer.

Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle, dubbed it "the bat beer." Is dark, dull, the color of a tarnished penny. Strong aroma of dark sugar, molasses, dark caramel. Is thin and sweet like candi sugar body. Very barleywine in character but has a Belgian quality too. Dark sugars starting sweet. Finishing dry because of the alcohol but the sugars linger on the tongue. Not a great beer but not bad either.

johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle. Bronze with a small head.Malty with some liquorice and slightly fruity. Interesting range of flavours present making for quite a complex beer. Interesting.

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