RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2002
Lightly hopped flavour yet a slightly sweet nose from this redish beer. Generally a dull flavoured beer, but ok. SilkTork (5801) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2002
loved this. I felt there was a lot going on with fragrant lemon zest, a good anchoring of malt body that never dominated, and a refreshing hit of hoppy bitterness, all held together with a generous mouthfeel that oozed quality. There were no rough edges, and it all melled together splendidly. My personal beer of the month. OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2002
Attractive gold brown colour. Reasonably interesting aroma, some hops and a faintly sweet caramelly flavour. Overall a very pleasant ESA. I think maybe I prefer the Neame Spitfire bitter. Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2002
Hoppy in smell and taste. A tiny bit of burnt............................... rauchbier (3924) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2003 Aroma is similar to Newcastle Brown Ale with a buttery maltiness backed up by a waft of hop resins. Copper brown in colour and with a well balanced body, the alcohol and hops creeps back up your throat and fills your nose with a warming blast.