DruncanVeasey (8426) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2011 jmgreenuk (10330) - Kuala Lumpur, - OCT 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Solihull Camra Beer Festival 2012. Clear brown pour and a thin bubbly head. Some citrus notes in the aroma, but that’s not a major part of this beer. The flavour is very strange and the bitterness is different to anything i’ve tasted before. There is little on the palate, but I did enjoy drinking this beer and would order another. Serve nice and warm to maximise the flavour, but it would have ben interesting to taste it a little cooler too.
Bottle from Dobbies garden centre. No chance of a clear pour; thick with haze however long the bottle’s left to settle. Slops murky bronze with a fleeting halo. Jeepers. Metal ashtray, lightly egg-infused aroma with more attractive brown sugar, rhubarb, clove-like hints deep in the mix. Negligible carbonation; spoiling metal, egg right through it. Odd, ash-sprinkled dunkelweizen-like yeastiness without sparkle, apple peel, Weetabix, copper penny. Light huskiness. If you were served a beer in a pub in this condition you’d refuse to pay for it. Flat, infected, badly bottled.. whatever. Couldn’t finish. A really poor advert for a decent brewery with a genuine passion for what they’re doing. Hope as little of it escapes North Warwickshire as possible.