rauchbier (3925) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze, Barton. Gold, thin shortlived white head and gentle condition. Fruity sweet nose with hints of melon and bubblegum, gentle grain and a slight nuttiness. Soft and sweet in the mouth with some caramel and burnt toffee, becoming slightly bitter and faintly resinous from the hops before turning fruity towards the end. Finish is foreground fruity and background hoppy with some lingering nuttiness. mr_h (5841) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2012
500ml bottle from Nina’s Mini Market, Edinburgh - clear amber ale, bubbly white head, spicy caramel malt aroma, caramel / toffee flavour, bit spicy, low carbonation, bitter taste and bitter linger JohnRMurdoch (4999) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle courtesy of mr_h. Orange brown colour, fast disappearing head. Strong grain caramel malt aroma. Spicy peaty malt flavour. A smooth bitter. BlackHaddock (7574) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2012
500ml Bottle: best before Jan 2013, poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard on 15th June 2012.
Lovely deep copper coloured body, on top an off-white crown of bubbles which sadly turned to a wisp and collar far, far too quickly.
The nose has toffee and caramel within: but not overly sweet by any means.
The taste is also leaning towards a maltier feel initially, but very dry in the mouthfeel and a bitter finish smacks your cheeks together somewhat. The maltiness is just a foil for the hops to hide behind until you take a proper gulp and discover the true flavours.
Just a bit too dry for my palate, but otherwise fine: would suit a hop liking drinker more than a malt person such as myself. thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
A - light caramel and fruit
A - caramel gold with frothy head
T - sweet
P - mid to thin
O - forgettable
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2011
In bottle. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair yellowish, beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and a little alcohol. Similar flavours although quite soapy. Mild carbonation and an unfortunate soap linger. cgarvieuk (25704) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2011
bottle at home ... copper ... bubbly off white head ... soft malty ovaltine malt nose ... sweet fruits ... toffee malt .. little fizzy ... very middling Leighton (22027) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2011
Bottle at home in London. Pours a crystal clear copper with a small, off-white head. Doughy malts on the nose, hints of ripe and rotten citrus, a little fruity booze. Flavor is alright, touches of toast and caramel, light sweetness, some leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Mild sugary finish, leafy and herbal hops, very light toast. Not offensive. AshtonMcCobb (6852) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2011 This time the nose has no pine and is basically toffee throughout. The rest is the same and there’s no change to the score!
Previous rating 26/06/11 6/4/7/4/13 = 3.4
50cl bottle. Pours amber with a decent head and steady bubbles. The nose has pine with a little toffee. The taste has toffee, grapefruit and a pine finish. The palate is medium bodied and textured with a nice fresh finish - good! Overall, this is a tastey beer that could be sessioned. fonefan (50674) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 4, 2011
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium to dark orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, straw notes, light hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.