jmgreenuk (9313) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 26, 2013
Cask at the White Swan, Solihull. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a big frothy white head and loads of broken lace. The aroma is weak malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a huge malt bitter hop palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. A great English session bitter with a kick. leaparsons (10504) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Golden brown with an off white foam. Aromas are nutty Weetabix with toffee and raisins. Raisins with light earthy pear and mixed spices. Flavours are biscuit and Weetabix with bready yeast and spices. Dry with herbal notes and berries on the finish. Hss a dry aftertaste. Decent. SarkyNorthener (4562) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with small head. Aroma of toffee and hops. Taste is toffee, hops and fruity malts. Medium bodied. I quite like this one. A good decent bitter. jamesie1857 (2112) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
On cask @ Uxbridge Arms, Chasetown - light amber coloured body with an off-white head and lacing. The aroma is fruity with a hint of pear. Light fruit in the mouth, then a big bash of vanilla ice-cream. Really enjoyed this one. RichardGretton (4755) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a reasonable head. The aroma is standardly bitter with some yeastyness. The flavour is bitter with some toffee and roastedness and a fairly yeasty finish. Overall a reasonable but nonetheless standard bitter.
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foxo82 (899) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
Cask at Birmingham Beer Festival 2012. Typical clear light brown ale. Smells slightly of socks. And I mean worn socks. But despite that not unpleasant. This review isn’t going well... Tastes of, of beer! Yes. Hoppy, inoffensive, drinkable. Doesn’t stand out. dfearnley (2070) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2012
500mL bottle to pint glass
Bread, hay, hops and a touch of sourness on the nose. Light amber colour with a thin off white head. The taste is classic ESB, bitter throughout with a touch of sweetness and a noticeable but pleasant alcohol taste. The mouthfeel is oily and creamy. BlackHaddock (7232) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
Sep 2011: Three pints taken during a ‘Meet the Brewer’ evening at my local Wetherspoons. This amber bodied beer looks and tastes like a good quality British Best Bitter should; the aroma given off is predominately of hops, but malty esters are also in the mix.
The taste is a subtle caramel and toffee blend of malty molasses, a hop undertone of bitterness is there at first, but hides as the malts assert themselves. Leaning towards creamy, but quite getting there: it shouldn’t, it’s a Bitter not a Stout.
Very easy to drink, especially when the brewer is regaling stories of ‘dare doing’ and adventure while you attack his beer.
tombyars (1683) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2011
First tasted this in Coanes, Johnstone in February 1997. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear ruby red in colour with a thick off white head. Creamy toffee in the short aroma. Creamy mouthfeel and superb lacing. Mixed malts give a robust maltloaf flavour with sweet syrupy raisins and prunes in the mouth. Slight prickle of spicy hops present in the quick aftertaste but not as cloying as Slaters Bitter. Finish is malty with sweet fruit notes of dates and molasses. A decent session bitter. oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2011
Cask. Orangeish amber colour with a small head. Aroma is malty, rather herbal and floral with some slight hints of toffee and nutty notes. Flavour is herbal, earthy, toffeeish and mildly grassy as well. Wellbalanced, but a bit thin in the palate.