HenrikSoegaard (14101) - Randers, - JUL 11, 2013CraftBeerNick (2472) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2016
Cask at Ealing. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
Cask at The Bell, Aldworth, 28th October 16. Pours dark, red brown. Aroma is malty, cararmel. Taste is malt, caramel, slight bitter, nice and full flavoured ale. BeerViking (4710) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Cask at the Northumberland Arms, dark mahogany with a light haze. Lightly fruity and faintly tart nose, body malty but dulled. Not quite ready to serve? Theydon_Bois (19193) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2015
Cask at the King and Castle, Tourist Town Zentrum, 14/11/15.
Rich amber with a well appointed egg shell white covering that retains well.
Nose is biscuit, toffee, earthy, grain, light hop notes.
Taste comprises biscuit malt, straw, toasted brown sugar, light bread dough, caramel.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with a light bitter edge.
Decent ESB. MrTipple (4782) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Aroma: grain, bread malts, caramel, light roasted flavours. Appearance: clear, dark amber, small, frothy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweet malts continue, grain, bread, caramel, soft carbonation. Overall: decent ESB, nice sweetness throughout. Pint at the brewery, Marlow. graham_murphy (672) - - JUL 26, 2015
Fat, oily and malty. Fruity and sweet from the malt with no head on a deep mahogany pour. A little bit of citrus and exotic fruit in the hops. Very drinkable.
Vladivostok (483) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
The big brother to IPA and Smuggler, this is a typically malty ale. Neither aroma nor finish are particularly pronounced but has a nice mouthfeel which makes it very drinkable. Wouldn’t describe it as an ESB though, more an old fashioned special bitter. One for the malt fans, best avoided by the Hop Nazis. Beerbaron42 (49) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Really lovely, full beer, balanced and without either being a bitter or a stout or mild, it slips nicely into its own groove!
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Cask at the Kings Head W2. Ruddy red in colour, thin head. Tasty malty backbone, fresh fruity hop flavours with moderate bitter finish. Pretty decent. prawlie (1583) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
Pint at a wetherspoons. Very dark red with an initial creamy head, but it doesn’t linger. Smooth malty beer with hops and a nice bitter light crystal malt finish. Pleasant lightly hopped aroma. Perfectly drinkable. Fruity notes.