chriso (7586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2006
Cask (handpump) at the Three Horseshoes, Marlow Bottom. OK, its a brown ale, but I don’t think I would have placed it in that category. A slightly sharp edge to the finish put me in mind of an old ale. Rich, dark ruby colour. There’s certainly some smoky malt and a touch of caramel in the aroma, but also some other elements that I found it difficult to pin down. Having now seen the ingredients list, with the unusual (for the UK anyway) combination of US hop varieties and dark malts, I can perhaps understand why. On the palate, its sharp, malty and bitter at the same time, with a hint of sweetness. Clean hops and touches of licorice too. Very fresh and tasty.
DanielBrown (4528) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2005
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham - with Maeib in a state of impending fatherhood! Nutty brown ale: in colour and roasted chestnut flavour. Rich, with a chocolate finish. Pretty tart, with a malt relelase to finish. Definitely a Brown Ale. Nice fullness. maeib (8751) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2005
Cask conditioned - handpump - Wellington Birmingham. My first visit to this new real ale pub which has sold 256 beers already this year (Day 45). Met Daniel_Brown in there and had a good chinwag. Anyway first beer of the day and a real good one. A lovely dark brown colour with a good soapy off-white head. The aroma was malty with some pleasant berry fruits and maybe a bit of cornflakes? The taste was malty and a bit nutty with some fruitiness coming through later. A very nice beer which Dan and thought could be classed as a brown ale. MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2005
Cask @ Akkurat, StockholmJoeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2004
Ruby/amber, mellow malts, well kept and very good balance. Slightly nutty and toffee. A touch of burned sugar in finish. Chewy aftertaste.
Cask conditioned at Three Horsehoes, Marlow Bottom, Bucks (Brewery Pub). Wonderful first sip, super fresh cask brilliance. Malty and fruity, slight toffee. Simple (in a good way).
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2004
Draught. A decent malty flavour, some sweetness. Perhaps toffee? Some nuttiness, and a bit of fruity hops. Nice bitter finish. Didn’t work all that well though, a bit dissapointing. larsniclas (7187) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2004 Cask at The Rover, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Dark amber with a small, solid head.
Almost flat with a pleasant frutiness and some toffee. rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2004
Cask conditioned at The Rover, Göteborg, Sweden.
Ruby colour, no head. Roasty aroma with fruity notes. Fruity flavour with a late, but long bitter finish. omhper (25546) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2004
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm.imdownthepub (15131) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2004
Nut brown. Sweet and very roasty with some citrus and a bold moputhfeel. Fruity and rounded with a soapy, intensely bitter finish.
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2006 Cask Conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford.
Brown to Gold colour with lasting bubbly head. The Turf Tavern is Oxford CAMRA branch Pub of the Year for ’04 so the quality should be at its best and this proved to be a tasty, sl sour malt beer with rich fruity notes. There is a strong alcohol note, playing above its strength and a rounded smooth finish.