imdownthepub (15330) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2010
Cask conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Brown to amber with white head. Rich malty and roasty, nice deep flavours, malty sweetness, a touch of chocolate and bitterness. Really pleasant autumnal beer. hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2008
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber with a small white head. Malty aroma with a rather lovely note of faint woodsmoke. Taste continues the slightly ashy theme, but it doesn’t dominate by any means, and there are other shifting, evanescent, possibly fruity flavours to enjoy. A subtle and understated beer. GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2006
[Cask at The Three Judges] Amber with a moderate, dense head. Toasted malt, dusty yeast character, perfumed, some grassy notes. Light and dry. haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2006
Cask (handpump) at the Brunswick festival, 2005. A well fruited bitter. OK I suppose. kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2004
Sweet malt and a hint of smoke in aroma, Amber in appearance. Fruity hoppy flavour with a dry mid and finish.
duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
[email protected]chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2004
Albans BF. Earthy, lightly caramelly and, yes, perhaps lightly smoky, tangy lemon and lightly salty, i quite like it.
Deep amber/copper colour. The first impression on the nose was of earthy, smoky malt, with some flowery hop aromas from the First Gold coming through, and continuing strongly into the flavour. Good balance of juicy fruit, dry malt and hop bitterness in the mouth. Medium body. Dry, bitter, finish. A nice autumnal ale, with a slightly rustic feel to it. Cask (gravity dispense), St Albans Beer Festival 2004.
omhper (25740) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2002
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Amber coloured. Fruity aroma with a touch of hay. Medium bodied and strikingly well hopped. Lingery flowery, very bitter finish. Drinkable, yet flavourful.