BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2011
Pours copper red with well retained creamy head. Big tropical fruit aroma with caramel malt. Tate is big fruity hop wollop with nice caramel toffee backbone. Very very tasty. Can’t help but compare this to 5 am saint. Is it better? Depends which day you get the 5 am saint. omhper (25251) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2011
Bottled. Clear golden, small head. Plenty of pear and grapefruit up front. Light-medium body with clean, rounded moutfheel. Grassy anh hoppy. Elegant and quenchable US style amber. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2011
Cask conditioned Handpump Old Fountain London. A dark brown to red coloured beer with a whitish bubbly head. Toasty malts and fruity hops in the big nose. Lovely hop/malt/fruit mix in the mouth. A long finish. Big flavours. Very good. dynamiteninja (1866) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 Cask. The York Tap, York. Amber brown body. Medium white head. Grapefruit. Bitter with a bitter finish. 8 4 8 4 15. ### Bottle. Deep amber body. Medium white head. Citrus/grapefruit nose. Chocolate malt. Moderate amount of bitterness. Tangy dry finish. 8 4 8 4 15 BlackHaddock (7415) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
The second real ale at the beginning of a session in the Cask Pub and Kitchen, London; Oct 2011: could I find any evidence of those 6 different hops and 5 types of malts used in this brew?
The hand pulled pint looked good: more brown than red or amber in colour, the off-white head, deep and full. Healthy looking beer, the head leaving some heavy lacing as the beer level sank (in half inch increments).
Those hops gave off a grapefruit, citrusy smell, some pine as well, the malts not really getting a look in on the aroma front.
The taste was a better blend of flavours, the malts asserted themselves more in the mouth than in the nose. Still plenty of hop bitterness about, initially and at the end, with the malts taking centre stage during the whole drink. Overall it seemed an easy drinking beer which was well balanced and uncomplicated, even if it had a multitude of different ingredients.
shovel_foot (2) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012 does not count
From the bottle. Pours a deep amber red - huge hop haze. Great punchy citrus, pine and resiny grass aromas. Full bodied beer that tastes stronger than 4.6%. Its very moreish. Sharp, citrus biterness very well balanced by a complex malt character. Will be getting this beer again soon! daje (4436) - NORWAY - JUL 9, 2012
On tap at Haand Festival 2012
Dark amber color, big creamy beige head.
Fruity and grassy aroma, hoppy taste too with lots of fruit very well combined with the malt profile. Lovely bitterness and finish. jamestulloch (4156) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2016 Can from Cork & Cask. Hazy amber body with a thin white head. Low carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of strawberry, orange, caramel and wood. Flavour of toffee apple, blood orange, coffee, grass and strawberry. Thin to medium body with a slick, oily texture. Light fizz. A rich, juicy Amber Ale, with a nice fruity hop character than others I’ve tried. It’s quite complex for 4.6% ABV - I’d love to try a stronger version. Alusmamuts (2007) - LATVIA - FEB 1, 2015
Amber hazy with medium white head. Hoppy aroma. Nice refreshing hoppy taste, mild bitterness, some wateness. wheresthepath (2345) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
Cask at the Bootlegger, High Wycombe. Amber with a moderate off-white head. Big fresh hop taste of pine and berries and orange well balanced against sweet malts. Great full-flavoured beer.