Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Diss, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Cask; Status Uncertain.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cluny6 (115) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2008 Pours a amberish, dirty orange. Murky with noticeable sediment present. Aromas of citrus, especially grapefruit with lots of hops. Taste is citric, with lots of hops. medium body with a dry finish. Excellent. A+

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (23261) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 29, 2008
Bottle at home ... Dark amber bit loose foam head ... pine hop resins ... good fruit tangy ... little soapy ... but loads of citrus and pine ... quite drying ... well balanced... lots of building piney hop ... another great one... not my favourite style ... but one of the best in its class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Bottle, from the brewery via Fin. Thanks mate! Tangerine orange, lots of white head that hangs around comfortably. Resiny, candy Goldings character, all pollen and summery musk. Dandelion hoppy goodness, yellowy-sweet hay and lingering grass, supported and surrounded by firm, bright malt with just enough sweetness to gracefully counterpoint the bitterness, then receding to finish dry and refreshing. Memorably delicious. Another corker from Old Chimneys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (10300) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle that was brought over in a case along with our beer order for Merton Beer Festival, thanks to Marc Bartram Im very chuffed with seeing Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve burst into the top 50 beers this week, but can I just say that Alan Thompson and Old Chimneys are certainly no one trick pony merchants This is a classy IPA, pours orangey amber in colour with white med fluffy head and tiny bubbles, hops and some citrus on the nose, but tastes lovely. Really quite subtle initially in taste, some fruitiness good hop presence and lovely bitterness, where this wins for me is that everything is done very subtley, this tastes to me like a well crafted and top notch British IPA, I loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2008
Bottle.Deep amber in colour with a large head,aroma of pine and hops,taste is hoppy with cedar sap,dry and bitter with an edge of alcohol and a long bitter finish.Chim chiminee cheroo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12371) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2008
Bottle @ TFODRBSG, Ulfborg, 2008.
[thank you, fonefan/Brugsmansia]
[my 3500th rating!]
Pours hazy golden with a medum, creamy, white head. Aroma is sweet hoppiness, light caramel and fine, crispy malts. High carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is very pleasant, lots of crispy, chewy malts, some hay-like notes and a heavy, good dose of clear hops. Mostly flowery and pine. Wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2009
Deep brilliant orange amber heaped with a subsiding rocky white head. Finely perfumed orange zest, pineapple and pine hop aroma giving way to more standard English BC caramel, apple yeastiness and creeping parsnip as the head dissipates. A fair glug of almond booziness right from the off; robust pineneedle and orange-hinting hops turning to oak and back again with a decent punch of dryness. Goldings with a dash of something more exotic? Some of that apple custard yeastiness, alcohol and nutty malt returning after the swallow. Bit heavy on that honey disinfectant oakiness for me, but a dry tanging IPA probably pretty true to the historical origins of the style, despite the modest strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10664) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 10, 2008
Botella. Pours a nice golden colour with a good white ehad. Fresh hoppy bitter aroma with some fruit. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is fruity with pleasant bitter hops and malt and a good fruitiness. Bitter fruity finish. My thanks to Jan/fonefan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47607) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2008
Bottle 50cl. @ home.
Clear medium orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, moderate to light heavy hoppy, grass, needles. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (200808)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (13338) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2012 Hazy amber with a lasting off-white head. Fruity aroma, especially apricot, with toffee malty notes. Dry and fruity flavour with toffee and biscuit. Rather bitter

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