DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2008
Steadily fizzing dark amber with layers of lace. Head going nowhere. Nose musty, citrussy, packed with sweaty green hop resins. Succulent bitter citrus hop flavour with a big long sweet freshbread aftertaste, marmalade, lemon rind and gentle sulphur. Clean soft and lemony with assertively bitter hops. Quite a well-conditioned characterful bottled ale. imdownthepub (14471) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2008
Bottled, 500ml, from The Woolpack, Banbury. Orange amber with white head. A premium bitter which stays true to style, a fullish body with caramel malts giving a touch of roast and depth, dryness then good bittering hops that give an underlying greenness and a sweeter lighter note too. Well balanced and rounded, not bad. harrisoni (18437) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2008
UPDATED: APR 12, 2008 Cask handpull at The Wellington, Birmingham. Copper colour and as clear as a bell. Lasting beige head. Earthy fruity malty aroma. OK condition, quite rounded in mouth, with a nutty fruitiness in mouth. Nice strawberry jam. Finish has caramel and a slight earthy hop sting. Rather nice.
500ml pasteurised bottle 4.8%. Copper with lasting beige head. Very biscuity bitter, decent hop malt balance with some yeasty character. Not much in mouth, some biscuit, some candy sugar on swallow. Faint hop finish. No real kick. It’s a bitter. joe19612 (2900) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2008
Bottle. Pours a murky dark brown colour with a medium white head. The aroma is of malt the taste is has a bit of sweetness in and more than a hint of fruit, and a slight dry finish. Not a bad beer.
johndoughty (5403) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2008
Bottle. Very clear appearance.Quite heavily pasteurized which seems to have destroyed a lot of flavour.Slightly burnt flavour and typical Purity aftertaste Reasonable but nothing more.
JorisPPattyn (9929) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2009
Medium yellowish, fine & dense head over pale foxy-amber beer. Sweet nose, pineapple ester, some discreet hops, freshly baked bread. Good British bitter characteristics, well-hopped; some dry, non-sweet malts and very diluted caramel. Refreshing. Light to medium bodied (which probably turns it into a strong ale, UK perception willing). Dry finish & aftertaste. Good one, for sure! Thanks to DeanS! sm89walt (2064) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2008
Bottle. A deep amber colour with a handsome, fairly large white head. A strong, yet single-minded aroma of caramel malts. Sweet malty taste with an earthy and occasionally citric hop flavour coming through. Good, but straightforward body. fonefan (48799) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Wellington, Birmingham B2, UK. Clear light amber color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, grass, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft / flat. (120108) rauchbier (3882) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle, from Tesco Cleethorpes. Amber gold, thin but lasting white head and gentle condition. Pleasant flowery, peppery hops, sweet caramel and melon fruitiness in the nose. Earthy and slightly roasted in the mouth with a hint of toffee sweetness, gentle toasted bitterness in the finish with a little lingering sweetness.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2008
This commemorative brew was always going to be staid and unremarkable. Having said that, it’s actually quite good. Amber. Slightly roasty caramel malt aroma. Sweet malt taste with some citric backing and a mid bitter finish. Straightforward and solid.