ManVsBeer (10972) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle from Marks & Spencer, Manchester. Amber-red with next to no head. Has a fair hop-malt balance with plenty of sweetness, and a sticky-sweet texture. tiposserios (5) - - JUL 20, 2016 does not count
I got this one from my local shop, the bottle looks great... It has a nice dark red color, strong malt flavor, caramel. Kind of foamless... Nothing special... uckelman (813) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
330ml Bottle from M&S. Pours clear, red-amber. Head quickly dissipates to ring. Aromas are treacle and Christmas spices. Very sweet. Medium body. Rather flat. Not a lot of texture. nihtila (3954) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2016
Bottle from M&S. Pours clear copper amber. Nose is sweet toffee, rye-like stronger bready maltiness. Tastes toffee malts, light bitter, butterscotch, light oily. Not a bad example of the style. dynamiteninja (1895) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2016
Bottle. Red brown body. No head. Corn, wheat, alcohol, some red fruit, grass, herbs. Bittersweet, some sourness. Dry dusty finish. Oily mouthfeel.
GoufCustom (2208) - HONG KONG - MAR 3, 2016
tommann (3975) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
330 ml bottle bought at M&S in Langham Place, Mong Kok.
Clear amber red colour; Less than one quarter finger head with residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Fair sticky lacing and notable slight carbonation; Fragrant aroma of red malt, with strong caramel, toffee, red fruits, very light wet cardboard, light metallic, sugar, dry biscuits, strong yeast, lemon and grass; Mid to light sweet taste of thin red malt, with caramel, light toffee, light cherries and red fruits, floral, molasses, biscuits, yeast, lemon light to moderate bitter hops and grass;
Light body. Watery palate; Mouth feel is fairly strong red maltyness in a very thin background, with licking caramel and toffee. Some light cherry blossom and red fruity notes, moderate sweetness, dry breadyness and fair lemon to round. Simple and okay… Hoppiness is lemon and grass in nose, and same in taste with some nice floral hints; Bitterness is mid to light for a an abrupt, low astringent caramel malty finish; Dry after taste. Malty and light bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one is pretty malty despite its weak body. Aroma and taste wise it does the job pretty well for full Amber maltyness, strong caramel and red fruits. More better than most macro Amber Lager, though I think it can be better bodied for full enjoyment. Drinkable.
330ml bottle. Pours dark red with no head. Aroma is dark red fruits and caramel. Taste has toffee to start with red fruits and tea on the finish. Rubin77 (2665) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 23, 2016
F: no real. mr_h (6014) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2016
C: dark red to brown, clear.
A: caramel malty, fruitiness toffee, biscuit, hint of chocolate.
T: dark caramel, raisins, coffee, toast, dark fruitiness, some dry bitterness, medium to light body, lack of hops but that is OK, good one.
330ml bottle at home, from Marks & Spencer, High Street, Ayr (bb 31 May 2016), malty, caramel aroma, blood red, brown with negligible head, toffee, caramel, raisins, sweet, oily, this is better cold. madmitch76 (25817) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
25th December 2015
After polishing off a whole bottle of Port I needed something light and cold before dinner. This is a clear amber beer, with a small white head. Palate is light and semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Papery caramel malts with a trace of toffee. Little ripe fruits. Light semi dry finish. Fulfilled it’s basic function of whetting my whistle but otherwise pretty average.