riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Mineral biscuit caramel peppery and earth hops on the nosE. Authentic. Pours amber well filtered nicr head. Flavor is minerally peppery biscuit toffee caramel and a little earthy dankness in thr finish. Dry biscuity finish light bitterness. Pretty good. JoeMcPhee (9591) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2006
Tap at SPH. Pale golden beer, light haze. Nice earthy hoppy aroma over crisp apple/pear fruitiness. Nice minerally flavour adds a crispness that accents the earthy/woody hops. Lean malts just back up the crisp bitterness. Flavour is slightly leafy with a light appley fruitiness. Designed for knocking off pint after pint. beastiefan2k (4122) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Tap at the Publick House, poured into a pint glass. When I think of the Britsh this is the beer that comes to mind. First of all its just slightly dark pale colored with a mediocre head. So at first a bore, but just not boring enough where someone may actually find this to be a "nice" looking beer. The beer itself screams "the British are coming, the British are coming." It is rather harsh, i almost feel like rocks are scratching my throat. Yet in a subtle way, where you want to appreciate its texture. It has a slight fruity aspect but a british fruitiness, meaning no sweetness or anything tasty. And very dry of course, where would the Brits be without that dryness. Leaves a nice long bitter aftertaste, just so you remember you are drinking a British ale. So nice job recreating something a merry old chap would love. adrian910ss (2597) - Doylestown, PA, USA - FEB 17, 2009
On cask at the Southampton Publick House. Pours a clear orange gold with a small white head. Aroma of grains, light hops and yeast. Taste is a bit watery with hints of grains and light hops. Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2005
Tap @ Barcade. Golden color with a small head. Aroma is mellow white pepper with some butterscotch. Taste is creamy oak with some dried leaves. Clean without any tasty hops.
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2007
Hand-bottle from Dickinsonbeer sampled in Nov. 2006: Pours a clear bright golden with a thin covering of off-white lightly-lacing head. Interestingly sweet, floral lavender and peppery English hoppy aroma. Body starts lightly sweet, drying quickly with a touch of bready yeast and floral English hops. Fairly true to style but unique. austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Seemed like it used a swet caramel malt. I liked it a lot, though it had more hops than I’d like. sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Draught at Waterfront Ale House, Bklyn. Amber with a frothy white head, leaving sheets of lacing. Straw and grainy malt aroma with a light fruitiness. Flavor of sweet cereal malts with notes of light citrus and grass. Couldn’t really note any mineral additions. Mildly bitter hop finish. Nothing exciting, but very drinkable nonetheless. A pretty good session ale, if anything. JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2009
On cask. Pours hazy gold, bit of an orange tint. Fluffy (for cask) white head. beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Nose is lightly sweet pale malts, hops come through lightly with a bit of citrus. Hard to grab on to.
Malt comes through as lightly sweet and a bit doughy, with a nice, firm, spicy, citrusy hop note. Finish is lightly bitter, with a bit of an odd corny aftertaste. May have been bad tap lines. Strange.
Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied, very mild carbonation, even for cask.
On tap at the Publick House. Arrived at the table a clear coppery gold with no head. After a few sips, I swirled the beer in an effort to resuscitate the head, but each attempt ended in failure. Very light earthy aroma with some malt noted as well. Flavor is a bit malty at the beginning, followed by a subtle, dry, hoppy finish. Not an exciting beer, but then again most English bitters are pretty dull, and this one is better than most.