SilkTork (5971) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2003
Gravity, Maidstone Beer Festival. It was at this point that a certain Spiesy roared up in his gold Mini. A gentle afternoon's drinking, strolling around the hop fields, checking out the inside of the oast house, watching the Morris Dancers prancing around like complete prats, and tickling the donkey's ears, was completely turned into a chaotic whirlwind as the Australian Rambo led a persistant assault on the rapidly vanishing beers. What took two of us an entire day to consume, Spiesy knocked back in a blurred hour of concentrated and hard drinking. This was the first of a 9 beer barrage. Beautiful perfumed aroma with some apple notes. Lovely flavours. Mmmm. Chrissie says this is a real girlie beer. Sweet malt with brown sugar trimmings. A lovely drop. camdrinker (11) - ENGLAND - APR 24, 2007
This used to be my regular drink at the St. Radegund (Cambridge) before it was sadly taken off in early 2007. A medium-coloured bitter that, when on form, has a complex and refreshing flavour. For me, a mixture of fruits, barley and even slightly nutty - also quite strongly bitter. It does seem to be tricky to keep, probably due to the low APV. Probably most easily found at the Oakdale Arms (Harringay, London) or Coalheavers (Peterborough)? hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2010
Cask, gravity, at Bedford Beer Festival ’10. Copper gold. Glorious aroma of biscuity sponge and lemon custard. Sweet crusty taste. Mid to sharp bitterness. Good as the winter sponge pudding they used to serve in some primary schools.. Spiesy (2337) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2003
Cask Conditioned, at the Maidstone Beer Festival.DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2005
After an a +1hrs anxious driving down to Maidstone, Kent, I finally arrived at the Museum of Kent Life, after the good help from SilkTork and Crissie, who talked me in from the expressway. Finally I was pulling into the car park, only to fined a silly barstard standing in the middle of the road waving beer at me and blocking my progress. After refocusing my thirst and concentrating on getting into the car park, I relised it Silk the champion, welcoming me and all but handing the beer to me behind the wheel. So began a short (I was late) and focus attack of this unsuspecting be festival. Very gold, headless ale. I think the flavour fairly reflects its ABV, delicate bitter palate and is smooth yet refreshing.
Straight from the cask as the Chesterfield Beer Festival on 04/02/05.
Mid coppery brown colour.
Quite caramelly in flavour. Very malty. Bit of a odd smell but very quaffable, Bitter & dry. Nice one.
mr_h (6225) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Cask, gravity, Glasgow Real Ale Festival, The Briggait, caramel malt aroma, clear golden, thin white head, no lacing, creamy malty, harsh biscuit flavour, which mellows as it goes down, flavourful, sweet malty finish harrisoni (19890) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2007
Cask handpull at Pembury Tavern March BF 07. Gold/copper colour with lasting beige head. Earthy hop, some toffeeish malt on aroma. Pleasant in mouth. Some crisp drying hop on finish. Pleasant drinkable session bitter. First of the day. Svesse (9222) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2008
(Cask at Oakdale Arms, Harringay, London, 24 April 2008) Dark amber colour with brief, white head. Suspiciously cloudy. Fruity nose with notes of orange peel and earthy, slightly citrussy hops. Fruity taste with citrus, nuts, toffee and balanced amounts of earthy hops in the moderately bitter finish. Light body. Decent session beer, but hardly exciting. jjsint (3741) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Cask at the Devonshire Arms, Cambridge. Light to mid-gold, little to no visible carbonation or head. Grainy aroma with a note of buttered toast and orange marmalade. Basic but enjoyable bittersweet taste with a sulphurous note gaining momentum toward the finish. Fuller, thicker mouthfeel than would normally be expected of this ABV and style. Tasty all in all. MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2005
Cask @ The Fountain, Cambridge, UK. 29th May 2005
Rebadged as Fountain Ale at the pub with the same name. A grainy and slightly nut-like flavour. Plenty of barley tannines. Semi sweet aftertaste, with a hint of toffee on the top.