hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Golden with a small white head. Floral aroma. The taste begins with an intense caramel maltiness which leads into a wonderful, profound earthy, grainy centre that lingers in the mouth, alternating between sweetness and dryness, leaving a strong bitter aftertaste at the back of the throat. Just 3.9%: a beer to savour all evening. Delightful.
Not so impressed with its bottled alter ego, On the Tiles, 4.0%, which was hazy copper with a nasty salty aroma and none of the sweetness in the taste. Just a flat dreary, washed out staleness. Can this really be the same beer? Also it had another of those disagreeable labels which feature a cartoon of a drunken animal, in this case a top-hatted cat. Rating 4,2,4,3,9,2.2 Gary (2094) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 Bottled: This unassuming golden orange beer kicked every-other beerz ass this X-Mas: Smell this beer , because it has the nicest grassy hop aroma ive smelt in fucken ages !!! , woody , musty and rich like an isolated log-wood cabin from a horror-movie . .I wasn’t expecting much from this because as everyone tells me , Im judgemental and narrow !This is twisting my palate .. ;floral chewy hops , caramel . notes of cricket wicket like grass resemblance .resin. I like the mustiness. . Maybe I got a bombastic bottle ? I don’t care , A damn nice ale ! Sigmund (8006) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2007
500 ml bottle, as RCH On The Tiles, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. Bottle conditioned. ABV is 4.0%. Deep golden to orange coloured beer, slightly hazy, low off-white head. Very nice hoppy aroma, notes of tropical fruits. The flavour has a nice balance between the malts (with a hint of caramel) and the distinct and grapefruity hops throughout. Hoppy finish and aftertaste, but not too bitter. Possibly inspired by American pale ales? Anyhow, I like it! Hugh (215) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2006
Cask/GBBF06 staff bar: copper/brown, deep citric flavour with outstanding bittering hops which last and last in the mouth long after I finished the beer. Easily the best British ale I sampled at the GB. I thought it was outstanding.
ladnewton (2069) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2009
Cask at the Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London on 7th October 2009. Amber with small white head that laces well initially. Grassy hop aromas; good hoppy bitter focus in main kick and a dry, hoppy finish. The mouthfeel is slightly textured and all in all this is a good, refreshing session ale.
SilkTork (5919) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2004
UPDATED: APR 4, 2004 Crown & Thistle Amber with bubble head. Softly dry palate. Initial orange sweetness gradually fades into a tight bitterness. Spanking balance. An exciting, delicate, fresh and fragrant session bitter. Very good! [3.6] harrisoni (19529) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2007
Bottle Conditioned as On The Tiles. Surprisingly good for a low abv bottled session bitter. The colour of cat's pee, but a pleasantly fragrant aroma. Crisp and clean and very refreshing. [3.1}
Cask gravity at Kent BF 07. Copper, lasting bubbly beige head. Actually a great session bitter, good malt/hop combo, hop on end was very good. Balanced and drinkable. I liked it. davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 9, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Bottle 500ml, tasting at Atticus Finch. Nice beer. Aromas of burnt caramel, cola, and liquorice. Taste is sweet, with average duration. Palate is oily, with a thin-to-medium body. Brown, with a thin head. Ungstrup (38860) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 4, 2005
[Cask at Volunteers Arms, GBBF, 2004] A dark amber beer with a beutiful beige head. The aroma is of roasted malt - very nice. The flavor is primarily roasted, but also with a tone of sweet malt. The end is quite dry.