tampierre (1397) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 22, 2013
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,caramel,fruit and nice floral aroma ; Cloudy amber color with smaller lasting head ; Lighter sweet taste with bitter long finish ; Medium body ; Very pleasant. ALLOVATE (3035) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2011
Out the bottle, cool not cold. There is a subtle haze to it on a careful pour, yeast pack is loose. Solid, compact white crown holds on and laces well. Complex malt and hop nose, quite pronounced, with hints of toffee, wood, Anzac biscuits, tangerines and apricots, rose petals, dusty earth and Bee pollen. Good body, soft rounded mouthfeel with a smooth full finish. Quite nutty and weedy with a lot of bitter, underripe fruit coming through. Long malt, pine, wood and herbal swallow. Quite raw in flavour with biscuity toasted grains keeping it level. Some tangy citrus builds. Extremely quaffable and give off more than its modest ABV. Great stuff, another outstanding beer from this brewer. (50cL, BBE 06/12, Bridge House Cellars, Exmouth, Devon) oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2012
[email protected]dj (620) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2006
Amber colour, small head. Aroma is mild toast, some sweet malts, fruits and some slight spicyness. Flavour is bitter fruits, wood and some slight herbal and grassy notes.
Bottle, 500ml, bottle conditioned. A cloudy golden colour with a small creamy/smooth head. A fair few yeast particles in the bottom of the bottle. A sweet, hoppy aroma with biscuity notes. A hoppy, yeasty taste with malt and more biscuity notes. Well balanced. A hoppy, citrus finish. Very light carbonation. This is just like good homebrew. BlackHaddock (7416) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2012
Feb 2010: known as Red Rock Traditional Bitter back then! 500ml brown bottle, the beer is bottle conditioned so it was poured slowly and carefully into my vase shaped pint glass (Old Speckled Hen badged).
The beer had a slight haze to its appearance, even though I thought I’d managed to keep all of the sediment in the bottle. The beer was a lovelly copper colour, a fine foaming off-white head sat on top. The head left some heavy lacing as the beer sank in the glass, I like to see that, shows good conditioning in my opinion.
Hops aromas hit the nose and they certainly give the beer a typical English Bitter flavour, meaning a bitterness to the ale.
Simple and pleasant, the 4.2%ABV suits it, a good session bitter.
Quack-Duck (9486) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2008
bottle from Darts Farm. Hazy copper-brown colour with a red glow. Fruity nose. Malty with hints of caramel, fruit (lemon, banana, raisin). Short and light finish with some sharp and dry hhoppy notes. AshtonMcCobb (6694) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2015
On cask at the Cove, Outer Cove.
Appearance - amber with a proportionate head.
Nose - light toffee and cereal. Strawberry jam. A bit jammy dodgers.
Taste - more jammy dodgers. Tangy red fruits and cereal.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a crunchy texture and a dry crunchy finish.
Overall - a decent bitter. MrTipple (5380) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Aroma: grain and bread malts, caramel, some fruitiness. Appearance: slightly hazy amber, medium, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: intense malts, bread and caramel, light floral hops, some grass. Overall: nice Bitter, good sweetness throughout. Bottle from Waitrose, Exeter. SarkyNorthener (4676) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle from waitrose, holsworthy, devon. Drunk in caravan near holsworthy. Amber beer with small head. Aroma of malts and fruity. Taste is malts, caramel and fruity hops. Decent. DruncanVeasey (8239) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2008
Bottle from Arden wines. Attractive fruity aroma with lemon jelly, tomato leaf, celery, strawberry jam and banana-like esters. Half the fruitbowl, then. Bright dirty amber with good lacing and lively carbonation. Ash and soap in the mouth with hints of apple, strawberry and rubber. Can I wring any more fruit/vegetable metaphors out of this one? No, banana, strawberry, tomato, celery, lemon and apple will do. Quietly impressive bottled bitter with a good gust of sensible but fruity hops.