jjsint (3799) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2017
Handpull cask at the Red Lion, Histon. Tawny brown and clear, hardly any head but there is considerable lacing on the glass. Woody, grassy, astringent smell with sulphurous notes and earthy hop. I don’t often like these beers but it smells very fresh. The sulphur is quite pronounced in the taste and subverts my attention from the pleasant bitterness at the back of the tongue. Long, bitter finish with notes of Angustora bitters and turpentine afterward. Thin body. Imperfect but perfectly drinkable. BeardedAvenger (1486) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2017
Cask at Butler, Reading. 19/05/17. Sweet but slightly sickly malty caramel aroma. Light chestnut. Really creamy white head. Malty sweetness. A hint of bitterness. But I can’t get over the sweet element, like the aroma it’s offputting. Light-medium bodied. Watery. Soft carbonation. Long finish. KyotoLefty (11139) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015. Pale copper, clear, frothy head. Bready, rich malt, light caramel and chocolate, noble-like hops, grass, orange. Sharp citrus hop flavor, plus hay, bit of pine, earth, peppery spice. Light, crisp. Bit metallic. Decent. Vladivostok (491) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2015 The friend who I was drinking this with described it as a bit like McMullen’s AK but it’s a lot better than that. Pale amber with a gentle hoppy aroma, the palate is about what you would expect of such a low gravity beer and the flavour, typically of freshly baked bread. Finish is gentle and tasty. All in all, a subtle refreshing beer in complete balance. chrisv10 (19040) - DENMARK - JUL 24, 2014
Cask. Clear amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, hop and butter. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, butter, medium sweet and a little bitter.
olsvammel (7394) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
On tap at a pub in the Oxford area. Bready malty smell, flowery. Similar taste. Fairly smooth. Not as hoppy as the sticker suggests. kwik-lime (2243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Cask at JDWs in Surbiton. Floral hops, some citrus, little thin in the palate. OK beer. Theydon_Bois (22357) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Cask at the Claue Du Vall, Camberley, 16/11/13.
Clear golden with a moderate white cap that retains well, decent full glass lacing ensues.
Nose is bready malts, light toffee, fruits, pinch of spice.
Taste comprises light sugars, toffee, touch of fruit loaf, biscuit crumble, mellow bramble fruit notes.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, light bitterness in the finish.
Great sessionable bitter, I could have sat on this one for a few hours. This really showcases the time you catch a cask beer in optimal condition and how you could have the same beer in the pub next door at 2.8 , then hit an optimal one at 3.4/3.5.
Great bitter. mr_h (6301) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Cask by gravity at Troon Beer Festival - clear golden amber, non-existent head, minimal malty aroma, raisin toffee, bit of fruitiness, low carbonation, easy to drink, malty finish jmgreenuk (10898) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 16, 2013
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark amber with a thin white bubbly head. The aroma is big and malty. The flavour is medium bitter, malty and rather hoppy on the palate. It’s a typical English bitter with a hoppy, slightly spicy bitter edge. Very drinkable.