ManVsBeer (11722) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle from Marks & Spencer, Halifax. Deeper amber coloured with a thin head. Has an easy-drinking texture, but not weak, with a malty-fruity taste. downender (9089) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
Bottle. Copper in colour, with next to no head. Sweet caramel and hedgerow fruit. Dense maltiness, leafy hops and a moderately bitter finish. Fine. jmgreenuk (10695) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 14, 2016
Bottle from M&S Den Haag. Poured a crystal clear copper colour with a thin broken white head. The aroma is metallic hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light woody resin hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. GoufCustom (2355) - HONG KONG - APR 4, 2016
imdownthepub (15750) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2016
500 ml bottle bought at M&S in Langham Place, Mong Kok.
Clear amber honey colour; Half finger head with crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 1 minute; Fair sticky lacing and very fizzy carbonation;
Quite fragrant aroma of Amber malt, with quite strong caramel, toffee, red fruits, floral, strong molasses, wood, sweet bread, lemon and fair grass; Mid to light sweet taste of light Amber malt, with caramel, floral, red fruit notes, molasses, biscuits, fair lemon, moderate bitter hops and fair grass;
Mid to light body. Slick palate; Mouth Feel is light Amber maltyness in a very slick background. Soild caramel with light red fruit notes. Neat floral with fair to light sweetness. biscuity and lemony to round. Simple and alright… Hoppiness is floral, wood, lemon and light grass in nose, same in taste minus wood; Bitterness is light-moderate for an abrupt, lightly astringent floral malty finish; Fairly dry after taste. Quite easy and light bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one is a tad light in malt, and too simple in taste. Yet it is solid in aroma, and good caramel backbone to mix well with fairly floral and lemony hops. Nothing special but easy drinking.
Bottled, 500ml from Marks & Spencer’s in Banbury, Oxon. Amber with white head. There is a slightly musty note on opening and first draught, thinnish malty notes with a biscuity sweetness. There is a light hoppy character, but just a little under powered. Just okay really.
Mr_Pink_152 (6029) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle from M&S. Amber colour tiny thin off white head. Aroma light caramel, herby and light malt. Taste light sweet malt. cagou007 (1276) - FRANCE - FEB 9, 2016
Nice clear color with thin white head that quickly vanishes. Nose is sweet and fruity. Aromas are toasted malts, citrus, a hint of caramel. Low carbonation, light body. Neodymium bitter and fruity finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Rubin77 (2973) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 12, 2016
F: very thin, quick gone to thin film with some bubbles.
C: clear darker amber.
A: caramel malt, herbal, some fruity, straw, interesting spicy hops.
T: malty, caramel, grassy hops, hint of citrus peels, dusty, dry bitter sweet aftertaste, light to medium body, lower carbonated, hint of biscuits and candy. blackisle (2980) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle 50cl. @ M&S Amsterdam. Clear deep amber, small but stable frothy off-white head, good lacing; aroma is toasted malts, caramel, straw; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, grainy, toffee, average duration; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, dry aftertaste sweetbitter with light pine notes; solid Amber Ale. Theydon_Bois (22083) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle at home, 03/01/16.
Clear golden amber with a well appointed egg shell white covering that retains well - a handsome looking beer.
Nose is grain, caramel, earthy hop trace, light orange, straw.
Taste comprises biscuit malt, light candied fruit notes, tangerine whisper, straw, caramel, toasted bread.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with leafy hop bitterness.