Paddywagon (2) - - AUG 14, 2014 does not count
On tap at Spotted Dog in Flamstead, from cask. Dark amber colour, thin, off white head. Smooth, yes fruity taste, very very drinkable. Fantastic beer. Erzengel (9348) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
Smooth and malty-sweetish beginning. Highly drinkable. Nutty malt aroma, hints of fruit. Nicely smooth. The aftertaste is malty, fresh, hazelnuts with fruity hints. Not much bitterness. Great!! BlackHaddock (7583) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
3rd Half at a beerfest in The George Inn, Eccleshall (April 2012). Hand pulled. Amber body with an off-white crown on top. Malts in the nose and taste, good flavours for the alcohol level: this is a fine session beer and I could quiet happily stayed on it all night, but there were other goodies to try! DanielBrown (4528) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2006
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Nicely balanced traditonal, but hoppy bitter. Very well balanced and good for exaggerated slurps. imdownthepub (15137) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2010
Cask conditioned, gravity dispensed at The Lord Nelson Inn, Reedham, Norfolk. Orange gold with white head. This proved to be a dry hoppy bitter, some spiciness, leafy hops with an oily resonance. Long bitter finish, pretty decent.
FatPhil (16925) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2015
Draught (Devonshire Arms, Cambridge)maeib (8751) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2008
Lovely sweet bready, slightly nutty aroma. Beautiful soft palate. More breadiness in the taste. Lovely twiggy bitterness. Classic bitter, makes me want to drink more. Great at 3.7%.
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2010 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. An amber coloured beer with an off-white head and lacing. The aroma is fruity and malty with berry notes. The taste is nice and earthy. Malt, berries and caramel. A nice balanced tasty beer with a good drinkability.Score 3.4SaintMatty (7476) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2010
Subsequent ratings scored 3.4 and 3.3. Score unaltered
Cask (Southampton Beer Festival 2010) - Copper coloured. Hoppy and slightly fruity aroma with raisins and grapefruit. Nicely balanced taste with hints of grapefruit and toffee. EdKing (2640) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
House beer at the Rising Sun pub in Berkhamsted brewed by Tring Brewery. Colour is dark brown with some good clarity. Nose is caramel, nutty, little bit of chocolate malt, slightly toasty malt, ale fruity English hop character. Taste as above. Decent beer.jjsint (3435) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Earlier Rating: 11/26/2011 Total Score: 2.7
Cask in The Kings Arms, Berkhamsted. Colour is light brown bitter. Fruity, Malty light bitter, touch of suphur, possibly on the turn. Caramel and light bitterness.
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2014 Cask @ Lamb, Stoke Goldington. Pours a light brown. Not a lot of head. Malty, vinous smell. Dough, slight astringency, hint of something herby. Soft fruit and toffee. Taste is sweet with a tempering savoury/spicy flavour that lifts it a bit above the ’twiggy/ordinary brown bitter’. Bitterness in the palette. Pretty good, especially for the low ABV.