BlackHaddock (8090) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
My third beer in one of my ’random beer evenings’ (Nov 2010).
This beer came in an attractive 500ml brown bottle, posh labels too. Poured into an Abbot Ale tankard.
The look is a clear amber one, bright and clean, on top an off-white blanket of foam. Good, thick and heavy lacing followed the beer down the glass as it’s level sank.
The aroma is malty, semi-sweet molasses with fresh biscuits dipped into them. Very little hop presence in my nose, even though the rear label claimed it had a "distinctive hop aroma".
The taste follows the smells very closely, but weakly. The hops getting in on the act with a sharpness not expected from the smells. It does however lack any true strenght of taste or flavour depth, leaning towards a bland feel to it.
A disappointment to be honest.
JorgeLee (2312) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
Bottle from Morrisons. A classic Robinsons (and NW England) beer - not quite as dry as the Manchester breweries, quite soft malt, little hint of chalk, gentle hop bitterness. Very smooth and easy drinking. I’m maybe biased as brought up on this sort of stuff but I like it (and as others noted Morrisons almost give it away). johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle. Bronze with a small creamy head. Malty with a subtle hoppy finnish. Medium body and quite easy to drink. Bought from Morrisons for a pound-a real bargain. tommann (4074) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours orange caramel with a large, frothy head. Aroma is toffee and boiled sweets. Taste has some boiled sweets to start. Grassy bitter finish. Gary (2100) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2012 (500ml Bottle)bronze and beige , dull butterscotch and caramel -malts ,dusty yeast. I only bought this cause it was a dirt cheap scoop.
ralphdot (1113) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2012 4.3% amber colour with a nice head, hoppy aroma, dry citrus hop and malt taste, good beer. anders37 (27898) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle @ Pinball. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Sweetish malty caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish. rauchbier (3956) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle, from Morrisons Scunthorpe. Gold, good sustained white head and moderate condition. Muted pleasant sweet toffee and floral hop notes in the aroma, quite sweet and chewy in the mouth with caramel dominant and a background chalky bitterness, lingering fruity sweetness in the finish. DruncanVeasey (8603) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2012
£1 bottle from Morrisons. Robbery. Honey bronze under a tight disc of foam. Washy, Bateman’s-like aroma hinting at aniseed and Allsorts. Some half decent aniseed/dandelion and burdock notes fading into a Farley’s rusk finish. Hops? You must be joking. Soft and anonymous. But I don’t dislike it. stravale (3150) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - JAN 13, 2012
£1 cheapie bottle from Morrisons
Amber...clear..good frothy white head...good lacing...Aroma of light sweet bit biscuit malt...hint of spicy hop....Taste of light biscuity caramel malts...some spicy hops..slight bread...some soft yeast...plain but pleasant....Palale - soft carb....thin to medium body...quite smooth...soft mouthfeel...Finish - as main flavour....very soft and fairly rapid finish...hint of brown bread....cleans well of palate
Overall - Not bad for a quid! Would buy this again...soft and quite plain but its a light soft pleasant beer